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03/04/2019

Know-It-All's, Whiners and 800 Pound Gorillas in the Planning Process

Sometimes the hardest part of building the capital plan isn't massaging the numbers and prioritizing the projects. The most grueling challenge can be facilitating discussions with all the various stakeholders - many of whom have competing interests and complex personalities and communication styles ...
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01/30/2019

The Surprising Value of Intelligent Portfolio Planning

When you’re selling a software solution that most organizations haven’t ever heard of or seen before, you spend a lot of time evangelizing.  You spend a lot of time asking a set of foundation questions. What is the software?  Why would someone need it?  What does it actually do?  How is it ...
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01/28/2019

Gartner Case Study on Cost Cutting via Portfolio Management at Boeing

When technology is squarely at the center of your business differentiation, trying to find ways to cut costs OUT of technology can be an arduous and painful process, to say the least. But that’s the situation that Boeing found itself in the middle of, looking to move resources to more ...
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01/23/2019

Start Your Strategy Execution Engine

Practitioner Series on Making Strategy Execution a Reality | Part 3 of 3
 Part 1  |  Part 2 Strategy Execution is a top-down process. It starts with a clear idea from leadership of what opportunities should be pursued, the operating capabilities required to get there, and the outcomes that should ...
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01/16/2019

You Do Strategy. I’ll Do Execution.

Practitioner Series on Making Strategy Execution a Reality | Part 2 of 3
 Part 1  |  Part 3 It is very understandable (and common) to hear from clients “we really want to focus on execution right now.” They want to focus on enabling their PMOs and leveraging PPM systems to better manage delivery ...
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01/14/2019

Collaborative Governance Can Be Your Friend

Practitioner Series on Making Strategy Execution a Reality | Part 1 of 3 Part 2  |  Part 3 Governance – the overall structure and daily management of activities and initiatives that help achieve corporate goals. The topic has somehow become a taboo subject to many organizations.
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01/11/2019

3 Ways to Boost Your Transportation Prioritization Process

Decision Lens has worked side by side with many Departments of Transportation throughout the years, and we’ve picked up a few helpful tips along the way when dealing with the unique challenges these departments face.