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Tip 2 – Pick dashboard metrics that drive success

I have heard metrics that indicate that anywhere from 50% to 75% of all projects and programs are late or fail to meet their business objectives. However, I repeatedly see Program Dashboards that indicate that everything is “Green.” They key to avoiding this is picking Dashboard Metrics that create incentives for forward-looking behaviors that will drive success…

Tip 1 – Identify the stakeholders you need for success

So you have decided to create a Program Dashboard. The first thing you do is build a spreadsheet and start using it to collecting data. At the end of the month you brief your results to your executive team – and it falls flat. Why? Because you did not first look at your stakeholders and determine what THEY want to see…

Web 2.0 Communities for Business – Tip #2: Put your finger on the problem

When a new, hot technology appears, it is easy to jump on the bandwagon and focus solely implementing it for your enterprise. However, if you do this you are likely to only do just that, deliver new technology. To use technology to create business value you have start by putting your finger on a problem to solve (then providing all that is needed – technology and otherwise) to solve this problem…

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Agile management of large, complex programs using decision-based governance

Based on best practices from RAND and proven with first-hand experience on over $500 million of public and private sector programs, the decision-based government model is an efficient way to implement large, complicated “high change” programs in manner that ensures accountability to all critical stakeholders and creates a culture of ownership and adoption…