Though it’s changing more and more with the advent of open layered organizations, in the traditional silo-modelled corporation the Marketing department is often overshadowed by the louder, more prominent sales organization. Usually, in this type of model the Marketing department is looked at as a cost center, while Sales departments are thought of as a […]
Three of the fundamental project governance knowledge areas in the PMI PMBOK are risk management, issue management, and change management. To me they are very much related. A Risk is something that might happen that will have an impact on the planned project. An issue is something that has happened and is negatively impacting the […]
This week’s post focuses on the closing comment of Chris O’Neil, MD of Goggle Canada, during a panel discussion on Innovation at Salesforce Company Tour: “Innovation is about getting people to learn quickly. That’s what fail fast is all about.” Thoughts on how innovative executives can foster a learn fast approach in their companies.
The traditional business model of separated teams, or silos, for marketing, sales, development and support simply is no longer working for B2B companies. This business model is prone to a waste in resources, duplication of efforts and poor internal communication. On the other hand, a product focused business model can lead to not recognizing opportunities […]
Whether you are a program manager, project manager or functional manager, there will be times when you need to exercise your authority to propel the team forward and other times when you need to lead by achieving a team consensus. I believe the need for the consensus approach often arises when there is some log […]