Tag Archives: Projects

A Game Of Money Laundering, Part 1


Wherever  illegal money exists, there is a need to “launder” that money so that it can be used in the legitimate economy. In the earlier part of the 20th century, most “money laundering” schemes came from criminal activities. American and … Continue reading

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PMO Basics: More About Risk And Financial Crises


In our last blog we talked about Basel III and the need for better risk identification and quantification by international financial institutions. Today, we’re going to continue with this theme and look at the cyclical process that the financial markets … Continue reading

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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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Google Changes The Ediscovery Landscape


The big new app for 2012 just might be Google’s Apps Vault. Just released in the last days of Q1, this tool sits on top of Google Apps and simplify management of your firm’s documents. This tool will be enormously … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: How To Share & Be Happy


In our last Blog we spoke about the issues that drive the services produced by a shared services group. We talked about six issues that define the functions, cost and billing of shared services. Today, we’re going to take the … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: 8 Lessons Learned About Outsourcing


In our last “PMO Basics,” we covered the reasons and methods for building a lessons learned file. Today, we’re going to apply lessons learned to Outsourcing. Why single out outsourcing? There are several good reasons. First, the recent wave of  … Continue reading

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PMO Basics: Building Your Lessons Learned File


Ask different project managers and get different reasons why project management and the PMO is important. For me, communication provides PM’s greatest value, and building a lessons learned file is one of the most valuable (and overlooked) communications practices. Project … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Massive Savings Hidden In Documents


Today’s best solution often cause tomorrow’s biggest problem. Consider the baby diaper, the humble nappy. Pampers, the first practical disposable diaper, was introduced in 1961. Like any new product it was a less than perfect solution. They used wood pulp … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: How To Smartsource Outsourcing Programs


In the last blog, we discussed the limits of cost based outsourcing: after initial savings three is little or nothing left for the next contract, “fractures” in processes develop between the client and the vendor that damage productivity and a … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Time To Open The “Office of Email”


Not too long ago we looked at Atos, an $11 Billion IT firm that decided to kill email. They did considerable internal research and concluded that rather than contributing to profitability, email is a massive drain on profitability and needs … Continue reading

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