Focused execution always wins. This is especially valid when it concerns businesses and organizations aiming to generate maximum value while working on projects, tasks, the implementation of strategies and portfolio management. This is why IT ADVISORY advocates designing short and fat projects, and in this article we offer advice on how to implement it in practice.
All IT budgets can be trimmed. The challenge is how to do it without damaging the business unnecessarily. In this article we offer you insight into our IT budget model, which can be used to analyze and optimize IT budgets in your organization or IT department. We interviewed Mads Madsbjerg Hansen last November. He is an experienced CIO and has held leading IT positions at Carlsberg and FLSmidth.
Software and IT systems usually do not come to the attention of senior management until problems arise. Having the wrong order of priorities is very expensive. It can also damage a good reputation, cost unsatisfied customers and, in the worst case, it can cost you your business.
Conflicts are a condition of life. They crop up and there is no changing that. However, the way we handle them greatly influences whether they will lead to something constructive or destructive. In this article we closely examine the nature of the conflict and introduce the model of conflict escalation, which assists in spotting a conflict and evaluating its severity.
In the following will be scrutinized five concrete behavior patterns (typologies) that can come into play in touch with conflicts or negotiations. The tool is based on Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI). For the sake of clarity, the term ‘negotiation styles’ will be utilized throughout the rest of this article.
Self-management is about attitudes, qualities and the way we meet the outside world. Strong self-management has a direct effect on the ability to utilize own – and other’s – skills effectively and create common results.
Constructive conflicts create innovation, propulsion and change. The project manager’s job is to ensure a good conflict environment, which prevents and handles unnecessary conflicts and promotes constructive disagreement.
Interpersonal relationships and the ability to work together are crucial to a project’s success. Understanding the intentions behind the behaviour of others can provide common ground for collaboration across national borders and cultural diversity.
Achieve win-win decisions in your projects Project managers can use the natural decision-making process to disarm and deal with resistance and conflicting opinions in a constructive and proactive manner and establish a win-win perspective that promotes cohesion and ownership in the project A survey among Danish project managers (Projektlederundersøgelsen 2014) showed that motivating project participants…
The procurement foundation contains essential elements that must be defined and accepted amongst key stakeholders of a procurement project prior to starting the procurement process. The more impact the IT system has in an organisation, the more important the foundation becomes.
This article provides a simple and powerful approach to establish a solid procurement foundation for IT procurement projects.