Due-Diligence Evaluation

Case Studies

We were invited to train a cross-functional team in Due Diligence Methodology and Skills. Our client was a global telecom service provider with over 1200 employees locally and more than 150,000 employees globally. Challenge The client was preparing to perform a due-diligence evaluation of another company before entering into a performance-based managed services contract. The […]

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Global Project Leadership

PM Case Studies

Developing Global Project Management Skills Our client was a Japan-based global organization with offices around the world. Challenge Most of their project managers had never worked outside of Japan. They had little or no experience managing people from other cultures. HR wanted to develop project leaders with “Global Project Management Skills”. Solution A team of […]

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Stakeholder Management

PM Case Studies

A global electronics manufacturer needs to streamline their project governance. Part of this effort requires Developing Stakeholder Management Skills in their project managers. Client The client is a global electronics manufacturer with over 1500 employees locally and more than 200,000 globally. Challenge The client’s PMO (Project Management Office) is responsible for providing support to the […]

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Project Talent Development

PM Case Studies

Developing Technology Consultation Skills A global telecom company, operating in a very competitive market, realizes that it must change quickly or risk losing market share. These days customers rely on their suppliers to take a more consultative approach. So Developing Technology Consultation Skills becomes a priority. Mobile telecommunications is one of the fastest changing technology […]

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Agile Tips

Agile Project Management

Everyone is talking about implementing Agile methods in their companies these days. You hear people talk about: “Sprints, Releases, Iterations, User Stories, ScrumMasters and Product Owners.”  But we get the impression that that is all it is – talk. Here we share a few simple tips – How to be more Agile. We believe Agility […]

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Cultural Mentoring

Coaching

As companies globalize and workplaces become more diverse we often find it very difficult to understand the different ways of working preferred by the people around us. When we are the one foreigner in a room full of locals, it can cause what we call culture shock – feelings of anxiety, stress and isolation combined […]

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Corporate Culture & Risk Management

Organizational Change

In recent years we have seen the impact that poor risk management culture has had on more than a few big companies. Samsung, Takata Airbags, Volkswagen, and many others, have suffered repeated, and highly public issues, usually coming from a single, initial problem. When a company repeatedly has such issues, business losses that would normally […]

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Talent Development Trends – 2017

Learning & Development

  2016 was a very interesting year for many reasons, what with the geopolitical and socio-economic upheavals we have been witnessing recently. My guess is that 2017 will continue to surprise us all as these growing forces continue to exert pressure. In the L&D space, we have seen the continuation of last year’s trends and […]

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Creating the leaders of the future

Leadership

Truly great organizations—particularly project-driven ones—succeed because of their talent. And project management professionals around the world share a common set of competency requirements and personal characteristics which contribute to successful projects and to the growth of their organizations. Profiling your talent against a well-defined set of competencies and characteristics will enable you to identify high […]

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Assessment Methods and Tools

Assessment

  How to evaluate and effectively use various methods and tools for: selecting high potential global leadership talent and skill development planning and training. What is Personnel Assessment? Personnel assessment refers to any method of collecting information on individuals for the purpose of making some type of (selection) decision. Selection decisions include, hiring, placement, promotion, […]

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