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Leading From Home

Writen by leadingproject

This post was written by Greg Sills, Rich Layton, and Davia Sills. Yes, we said “leading”—but that doesn’t mean you have to be an executive or supervisor to take on a strong leadership role in these uncertain times. With Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and scores of other companies encouraging—even mandating—that their employees work from home, it’s important to share the leadership …

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Is Your “Stage-Gate System” Destroying Value?

Writen by Greg Sills

For years now, stage-gate systems have become a “best practice” to ensure that capital projects achieve the appropriate state of readiness before they advance from one stage to the next. But are they working? Not if they are distracting your team from framing the right project. Fixating on the Stage Gates Can Erode Opportunity Framing The front-end of projects is …

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4 Reasons Your Project Process Is Failing You

Writen by Greg Sills

Most companies that have a capital project portfolio of any size strive to have a common process by which the projects will be done—nobody wants each project team to reinvent their own version of the wheel! Expectations are made clear, and the project is evaluated at the end of each stage to determine whether those expectations have been met and …

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Managing the Unexpected: The Art of Mindful Leadership

Writen by Greg Sills

Effective leaders anticipate a certain amount of risk. That’s why well-managed projects generally have sophisticated, built-in risk management tools and processes. The whole idea is to identify the risks, assess the probability that they will occur, and calculate the magnitude of their impact. Once that happens, project leaders can determine the mitigations to be made and assign risk owners to …