What makes a great team? Often when we talk about successful teams we single out a number of individuals with special talent that give their team the edge over the competition. But it’s not always the case that the team with the best players prevail – just look at the recent European Championships match between England and Iceland. And this is not limited to sport teams—why do movies with a cast of stars and an acclaimed director sometimes flop? Or how could a company employing vastly experienced business people and top graduates from the most elite business schools in the US fail so spectacularly? Continue reading >>
Microsoft’s 2016 Worldwide Partner Conference came to an end just under 10 days ago, and after a lot of build-up and preparation, we’re happy to say it more than lived up to our expectations! From keynotes to exhibitions to concerts, WPC 2016 was without a doubt the biggest and best event of the year for Microsoft Partners. With 17,000 attendees, WPC marked the start of Microsoft’s financial year; a look towards new and exciting things to come for the company and its partners. Continue reading >>
When Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker got together in 1966 to form the world’s first successful ‘supergroup’, Cream, they were already very popular musicians in their own right. In fact, as some of the decade’s most talented musicians, together they produced a number of the most memorable rock songs of their generation, and they are a group that still remains popular today. Continue reading >>
“WPC is where we come each year to celebrate the success we have together, and also to reaffirm that commitment.”
—Satya Nadella, WPC 2015, Orlando.
It’s hard to believe that in just under a month’s time, Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) will be getting underway. Right now, as you read this, there are more than 15,000 people putting the final touches on their preparations for the tech giant’s annual summer event. Microsoft ensures attendees will be able to make new networking connections, uncover business insights and create partnerships that can help deliver world-class results. So, if you’re getting ready to go, we probably don’t have to do that much convincing to get you excited! Continue reading >>
We’re setting ourselves up for a busy summer at Program Framework, as we’ll be attending some exciting events throughout June and July. We’re always excited for new opportunities to network and learn from likeminded peers in the Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) sector – as well as getting to attend arguably the biggest Microsoft event of the year! So, what major learning and networking events are we looking forward to this summer? Continue reading >>
After sold-out success in 2015, The PMO Conference is returning on the 8th June for its second consecutive year. An event dedicated to PMO practitioners from around the world, the PMO Conference promises a focus on portfolio, program and project offices, encouraging attendees to learn more about their chosen profession from like-minded experts and individuals. We’re excited to announce that Program Framework will be exhibiting at the event as a Silver sponsor, handpicked especially to advise attendees on the businesses that can directly help their PMO. Continue reading >>
We’re excited to announce that Program Framework will be exhibiting at the Chief Strategy Officer Summit in London at the end of this month. Held on the 26th & 27th of April, the event promises to be a fantastic opportunity to learn from industry thought leaders and explore the latest strategy trends across the enterprise. The CSO Summit – hosted by the innovation enterprise (IE) group – is sure to provide a variety of different approaches to the challenges that come from within the strategy function. Continue reading >>
Let’s take a moment to think about the importance of the Public Sector. The government, its departments, public corporations, municipal councils, agencies and other bodies are vital to the way we live. From healthcare to social housing and education to refuse collection; without proper management and conscious planning, the public sector can very quickly run into problems. And these are issues that could have an effect on thousands – if not millions – of lives. As members of the public, we are highly invested in these organisations, not least because we provide the income necessary for them to function. Continue reading >>
People have developed a whole series of expressions about overkill – a ‘sledgehammer to crack a nut’, a ‘bazooka to kill a fly’, or (as in Russian), ‘to shoot sparrows with a canon’. Overloading and saturating can be just as damaging as starving. This principle can be applied practically anywhere – from growing a plant to filling a vehicle engine.
In the workplace, this principle definitely applies to project management. Continue reading >>