I did this interview for The Economist's Intelligence Unit five years ago for an article on " Mitigating project portfolio risks in the financial services industry" on how companies track projects to mitigate risks, and how they identify projects that are failing to reduce the impact on the company, the team, and the bottom line. Surprisingly many of the ideas then are still valid today. Have you experienced similar situations ? Do you have different views ?
There is a major transition happening today inside organisations; and companies moving in this new direction are finding immense rewards. O ver many years of working with and observing large corporations, I became aware of a surprising trend that was taking place. Even more startling, I became aware that it was taking place, to a large extent, under the radar of those involved in the businesses as well as those who study business. The change is one of organisational focus.
Good day, and welcome to my first monthly newsletter discussing the latest trends in project leadership and strategy implementation. Most of us are flooded with huge numbers of emails, newsletters, and blog posts each and every day. With that in mind, my goal is to make this newsletter different: insightful, engaging, and to the point. In each month's edition, I plan to share only those thoughts and stories that I have found personally useful to grow professionally.
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