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How to Select the Right Software

How to Select the Right Software

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in General | No Comments

We get a lot of requests from organizations to assist with software selection projects.  In many cases, the organization is often needing to make a decision quickly due to year-end budgeting or pressure from senior leadership to demonstrate progress. In our experience, a go-slow-to-go-fast approach is often the best plan in situations where the technology […]

Why You Shouldn’t Manage a Project…Alone.

Why You Shouldn’t Manage a Project…Alone.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in General | No Comments

When you think about the word “project management”, most of us think about a single project manager whose responsibility it is to lead a team, preside over meetings or present monthly updates.

Strategic Plans That Lead To Action

Strategic Plans That Lead To Action

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in General | No Comments

A strategic plan should deliver more than just a document that sits on a desk collecting dust – it should deliver a strategy that drives real action and real change. It’s about bringing stakeholders – management, staff, vendors and customers – together in more efficient and effective ways.

Top Project Reporting Challenges

Top Project Reporting Challenges

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in General | No Comments

Darby Consulting has identified top reporting challenges faced by project teams and senior leadership based on an array of measurement and project management projects completed by the firm and its consultants. The same top challenges were identified across multiple industries and project types.

What Do You Measure?

What Do You Measure?

Given that managing change is as much an art as it is a science, as a change leader you need to be armed with reliable information to demonstrate that your plans and programs are gaining traction. Measurement is essential because at the end of the day you can’t manage what you don’t measure.

Less Reporting. More Doing

Less Reporting. More Doing

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in General | No Comments

Projects Need Better Measures Today’s climate of corporate downsizing, restructuring and transformation are requiring project managers everywhere to streamline reporting processes and improve efficiency. Teams are frequently overwhelmed by requests for status updates and executive reports that take too much time to create and result in little to no change in project performance.

Project Measurement: Selecting KPI Objectives

Project Measurement: Selecting KPI Objectives

Last week’s project measurement article examined the importance of identifying critical success factors (CSFs), which is the first step of Darby Consulting’s Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) for implementing performance measurement initiatives

Project Measurement: Critical Success Factors

Project Measurement: Critical Success Factors

Last week’s project measurement article uncovered how to use frameworks to provide clear direction on how a measurement initiative will deliver results. Also introduced was Darby Consulting’s Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) for implementing performance measurement initiatives.

Project Measurement: A Framework for Success

Project Measurement: A Framework for Success

Setting out on a path to improve project performance can be a rewarding opportunity to learn more about yourself, your team and your organization. It can also yield benefits for everyone involved – from possible career promotions to better team and organizational performance.

Project Measurement: Introducing KPIs and KRIs

Project Measurement: Introducing KPIs and KRIs

Business professionals are well versed in management concepts like the Balance Scorecard and key performance indicators (KPIs); however, new language is being introduced that further advances performance metrics. Key result indicators (KRIs) is one example of an emerging concept and this article attempts to explain the nuance between KPIs and KRIs.

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