Within the past ten years, global changes have radically impacted the role and focus of project management.Read More
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New opportunities come with new challenges, including exposure to different types of risk and compliance mandates in new markets. It’s common for growing companies to have corporate infrastructure better suited for a start-up than for scaling up.Read More
Big Data has been around for a long time. Now it’s a buzzword, and there’s a lot of buzz around is the newly-created position of Chief Data Officer. A CDO is a necessary position for some organizations and not for others. It’s necessary if you already have a data-driven process and your business relies on heavy data scrubbing – for instance, a quantitative investment firm needs to rapidly analyze trading data, index data, client and vendor data from multiple feeds and data formats. So data scrubbing is required, with the sort of process that takes into account the context and nuances of each data set, and how it will be ultimately used. For example, for financial services firms, “country of origin” data has different meanings, and based on each meaning, is used differently for financial reporting at the local level, country level, and by the US government.Read More
A while ago, a colleague and I were talking about a case where he could not mention the word “project management” since it was eliciting too much negative reaction. I shared my experience that in one instance I could not use the word “process” since its use internally was synonymous with control and bottleneck.Read More
One of the most important things a CIO can do is listen to the organization.Read More
When you are dealing with a failing project or a high risk program, first order of business is to simplify the complexity and to remove the ambiguity.Read More
I have been asked to save a failing program or projects on many occasions. In fact, this became such a common occurrence, the projects became programs and then just simply business problems for me to solve. I became the problem solver. Based on my observations and experience,Read More