Monthly Archives: March 2012



Competing Goals in Program Management
Program management in matrix organizations works little different than managing a regular project. While a program owner handles the WBS and the schedule, work packages are delegated to departments with focus on delivery. More background information can be found in my last article. This article reflects on the two main […]

Top Reason for Conflicts in Program Management in Matrix Organizations


Day-to-day Situations in Resource Management Analysis 2 3
Standish Group’s Chaos Report of 2009 states that 68% of all projects are not successful. Due to latest experiences and my research, one important factor to mitigate the risk of failure is having the right resources in place when needed. This article shows how simple temptations in communication combined with missing […]

Temptation That Lead to Conflicts in Resource Management




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Maturity has an immense leverage on the success of programs with lots of depend-encies. Organizations with high maturity have ~30% more probability to deliver successful results than having a low maturity (details in my last article on this subject). Within this article you’ll gain an understanding how program management works […]

How Program Management in Matrix Organizations Works


Maturity and Success of Projects 4
Did you know how many projects are not successful caused by low maturity in managing complex landscapes? The Technical University of Berlin (Chair Prof. Dr. Gemuenden) discovered in last year’s study that approx. 50% of all projects fail in complex landscapes. This is where a high degree of dependencies between […]

50% of Projects Not Successful in Complex Landscapes