The Meta City, Remote Work, & the Strategic Project Manager

This post provides an overview of the “Meta City” phenomenon – a fascinating evolution of society and geography. It then provides examples of three large organizations and how they are moving in new directions strategically and operationally, in line with Meta Cities. Finally, the post discusses several impacts to consider in the practices of strategy … Read more

The McKinsey Digital Quotient Framework for Strategic PM’s

This post provides an overview of the McKinsey Digital Quotient Framework. It then unpacks the components and sub-components of the framework, and identifies impacts of the framework to both strategy and project management. Finally, it identifies implications for an organization’s future. What Is the McKinsey Digital Quotient Framework? The following 1-minute video from McKinsey & … Read more

The Automattic Creed: Long Range Thinking That’s Agile

This post discusses the ‘creed’ for a software technology company, Automaticc. It goes deep with line by line thoughts on the creed, as well as detailed discussion of implications for strategy and project management. This is full of ideas for action for the strategic PM. The Automattic Creed I bumped across this today, and thought … Read more

An AI Ecosystem Framework for Strategic Project Success

This post re-examines the concept of ecosystems around organizations from an AI perspective.  It explores ideas around an ‘AI ecosystem’ and discusses impacts for strategy and project management. Review: What Is an Ecosystem? An ecosystem in biology is a geographic area where plants, animals, and other organisms, as well as weather and landscape, work together … Read more

Business Core Values Examples for the Strategic PM

This post introduces the concept of Core Values – what they are, and where they are used. It provides examples of Core Values used in sports and transitions from sports to Core Values in business. Finally, it considers the link between Core Values and strategy, and Core Values and project management. What Are Core Values? … Read more

Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville, and Strategic PM

On Saturday this Labor Day Weekend, I heard the sad news that the iconic performer Jimmy Buffett died. How ironic it was for this to happen just before Labor Day weekend in the US – when so many people, like myself, could be immersed in holiday weekend fun and relaxation – and listening to tributes … Read more

Dynamic Capabilities Framework: Agile Approach to Strategy

This post has outlines the relevance and importance of the Dynamic Capabilities Framework in today’s competitive and rapidly changing environment. It delves into the detailed elements of the framework, and provides examples of the use of dynamic capabilities in several types of organizations. Finally, it discusses its impact and relevance to both strategy and project … Read more

What Makes a Star Business – and a Star Project?

This post focuses on one unique quadrant of the BCG Growth Share matrix – the Star. It goes deep and hand-on into the defining attributes that make a Star, discusses implication for strategy, and goes into applications in project management. The Star – and Growth and Share as Strategic Factors What is a Star – … Read more

Use the OGSM Strategy Framework to Align Strategy and PM

This post examines an interesting strategy implementation model, the OGSM framework – composed of Objectives, Goals, Strategies, and Measures.  It outlines the framework, provides lots of examples of each of the components, and provides the linkage between the OGSM framework and both the strategy function and the practice of project management. What Is the OGSM … Read more

ABC Analysis, Pareto, and Strategic Project Management

This post explores ABC Analysis – a framework and technique use in inventory analysis. It further explores where it applies to strategy and project management – and strategic project managers. What Is ABC Analysis? ABC analysis refers to the classification of inventory items into three classes, A, B. and C. Inventory items are classified based … Read more