Issue vs Risk – Pil 019

Many use the term "issue" to indicate a "risk". So there is a little bit of confusion I'd like to address in this pill.I will keep it simple, but hopefully clear enough not to be mistaken:• The issue is a matter that needs a decision, it is something that has already happened;• Risk concerns the … Continue reading Issue vs Risk – Pil 019

Product, service and Process Innovation – Pill 018

In today's pill I'd like to share the differences on innovating a product, a process or a service. Product innovation concerns the innovation of physical products, products that are tangible and so there can be a radical new product or an incremental innovation (we will discuss radical and incremental innovation in a different Pill). In contrast … Continue reading Product, service and Process Innovation – Pill 018

A-B-C: how to shape a Culture – Pill 017

A-B-C (did this song started in your head?), They stand for: AttitudeBehaviorCulture It's a "model" widely used in risk management, but that can apply to basically everything, so what's about A-B-C in project management? First of all, as you might noticed, the A-B-C refer to people and doesn't care about the hard skills. Culture is … Continue reading A-B-C: how to shape a Culture – Pill 017

Understanding a “Standard” – Pill 016

This pill is inspired by a "Big issue": how to correctly divide and assign the responsibilities in a project, but I will discuss about SOD in another Pill. Correctly in the sense of how "history" has taught us, like the Standards indicate to us it is opportune to do. I've noticed that nowadays "Standards" are … Continue reading Understanding a “Standard” – Pill 016

Projects Lifecycle – Pill 015

Project lifecycle are different based on the objective, the team and the scope of a project. Here a summary of the possible different Project lifecycle: Predictive / Waterfall, where all work can be predicted at the start, including decisions between options, technologies, sequence changes will be managed.Iterative / prototype, in which part of the work … Continue reading Projects Lifecycle – Pill 015

Projects and Programs – Pill 014

We all know the definition of a Project and Program. Sometime I hear some definition of program that are quite confusing (and wrong). Below you will find a summary of areas of difference in addition to the general differences (table below). In a Project the Team - made up of people committed to delivering deliverables … Continue reading Projects and Programs – Pill 014