Project and Program Management

Enterprise Agile: One Size Does Not Fit All

Guest post by Tim Mattix It’s no surprise that agile development software methods are quickly claiming ground over waterfall methods. The linear waterfall model and its sequential design process run counter to the reality that customers often don’t know exactly what they want up-front; rather, they tend to fine-tune their requirements through ongoing two-way interactions […] MORE

February 26, 2014

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Project Portfolio Management: Why Now?

Guest post by Sanjay Sharma Over the years as a consultant in the area of Project Portfolio Management (PPM), I’ve noticed that shifts in the economy prompt executives to consider adopting PPM. During a recession, thoughtful leaders understand that PPM is more important than ever to facilitate the gathering of key information needed to reduce […] MORE

August 26, 2013

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The Ultimate High Performing Teams

Last week was a big one for me and for Diamond.  It marked the beginning of a new chapter for both as we joined forces with PwC.  Much remains to be seen as with any new adventure, but it promises to be a high performing combination for our clients. The week was filled with events […] MORE

November 08, 2010

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Inside the Huddle: Connecting Strategy with Execution

Co-authored with John Sviokla

We’ve hit the point in the summer when football training camps are almost upon us—one of our favorite times of the year. Football, in our opinion, more than other American sports, exemplifies the three dynamics we at Diamond use in assessing a company’s “Digital IQ”—Strategy, Mobilization, and Execution... MORE

July 23, 2010

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Is Your Troubled Project Jumping the Shark?

John Sviokla examines Google’s acquisition of travel information company ITA in his post Friday and wonders if they might be taking their eyes off the ball.  He stops short of saying Google’s “jumping the shark” with this move, but in view of the growth of Facebook and even LinkedIn, it’s still an interesting question. References […] MORE

July 06, 2010

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The 9 Best Project Management Techniques You’re Not Using

Co-authored with Paul Tenuta We are spending a lot of time lately helping companies think about the “reasons behind the reasons” that projects succeed or fail.  Just measuring scope, schedule and budget just doesn’t cut it.  Here are 9 of the best project management techniques that you should consider adding to your management toolkit that […] MORE

June 17, 2010

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Behavioral Economics and Project Failure

Over the last month, I have had three conversations that have dealt with large projects in various states of failure: A large financial services firm is several years, several attempts and $100M into a core transaction processing system replacement and is considering another $50-100M investment “to get it done this time” Three industry competitors are […] MORE

May 17, 2010

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