Only a select few projects deliver their purpose, meet their expected goals, achieve sustainable benefits, satisfy most stakeholders, meet their deadlines and stay within their original financial budget. So what is the secret? What can we learn from the thousands of failed projects? And how can we develop a framework or tool that guarantees, or at least significantly increases the chance of, project success?
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Content: Book | Author: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez | Subject: Project Management
In over 20 years of experience in prioritizing, selecting, and managing projects, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez has developed a simple framework that he calls the “Hierarchy of Purpose.” It is a tool that executive teams can use to help them prioritize strategic initiatives and projects.
Content: Article | Author: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez | Source: Harvard Business Review | Subjects: Management, Project Management, Strategy
The number of priorities admitted to by an organization is revealing. It is notable that if the risk appetite of a senior executive team is very low (or if they are not able or inclined to make the tough choices), they will tend to have a generous portfolio of priorities; they don’t want to take the risk of not being compliant, missing a market opportunity, … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez | Source: Harvard Business Review | Subjects: Management, Strategy
Which projects are in the best interest of our company? What is the best use of its existing and future financial and operational capacities? Alternatively, which projects should we stop, suspend or delay in case of sudden economic downturn or change in our strategy? Providing the means to answer those questions more rationally is precisely the objective of project portfolio management (PPM). PPM is the … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez | Subject: Project Management
Understanding an ambidextrous organisation is one thing, making it a reality is another. Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez provides an execution roadmap.
Content: Article | Author: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez | Source: London Business School | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategy
Senior executives seem to neither understand project management nor regard it as an important means of business strategy execution. Only a few top business school’s Masters of Business Administration (MBAs) teach project management as part of their core course curriculum. I have spent the last 10 years trying to understand why.
Content: Article | Author: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez | Subjects: MBA Related, Project Management
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, author of The Focused Organization, explains his approach and the current state of strategy in an exclusive interview with SPS.
Content: Thought Leader | Author: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez | Source: Strategic Planning Society (SPS) | Subjects: Project Management, Strategy