Category Archives: Expectations and Rewards

Align rewards with efforts

The General Electric Turnaround: Why We Can’t All Be Jack Welch!


Jack Welch is perhaps the world’s best known improvement guru. His transformation of GE not only took genius, it took guts and determination to convince a company that was doing pretty darn well that it had to do better. Not … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: Five Steps to An Honest Project Team!


Every profession has unspoken agreements and dark little secrets. In the world of project management and PMO’s our objective is to make projects more “transparent” and measurable, so that projects can be more successful. You might say that one of … Continue reading

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Have You Mined-Out Your Project Portfolio?


More than ever before, corporations are focused on project management and performance improvement techniques to fix long-standing inefficiencies in operations. The problem is that as these methodologies expand throughout major corporations, executives are finding that Project Management Offices (PMOs) and … Continue reading

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Gramdma Has Left The Kitchen!


I remember a commercial from a few years back, I think it was for spaghetti sauce. It showed an Italian family’s kitchen as the Sunday meal was being made. In the kitchen, there were several grandmothers working away over a … Continue reading

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4th Sigma: Project Charters, Part 3 – Building Consensus


A Project Charter is a document that describes a project, names the people who will perform the project, what their roles will be and the name of the project sponsor (the individual that requested the project). Any book on Six … Continue reading

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The Customer Is Always Right… Sometimes


Yesterday we talked about the Baldridge Award and how one firm won the award, but shortly afterwards went bankrupt. This case raised questions about the value of quality control, or at least of the Baldridge award. My contention is that … Continue reading

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Do Outsourcers Know What Time It Is?


Today, I was puttering around on the Internet, on a site that I frequently visit, Linked-In. I decided that I would take a look at their “Answers” section, which lists questions by members that other members are invited to answer. One of … Continue reading

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