Welcome to the “make things happen” space!

Here you will find lessons I learned from projects and project management principles. I am a strong believer that, whether or not we are professional project managers, approaching every life goal with a project management mindset will increase its chances of success.

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Camino de Santiago and the PM lessons learned on the way

Camino de Santiago is one of the most renowned catholic pilgrimages in the world. The traditional route – the French Way – starts in Saint Jean Pied de Port (France), ends in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and is about 800 km long. Although its origins were purely religious, today…

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Ethnographic research – a new skill for project managers?

How many of us are familiar with the concept of ethnographic research? Or how many of us actually use this method to better understand our customers? The answer may come as a surprise, as practices such as UX (user experience design) or Design Thinking are based on…

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A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Sailor – Committing the Change Team

In Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide (Project Management Institute, 2013), change management is presented as an essential organizational capability that cascades across and throughout portfolio, program, and project management. The successes of programs and projects are seen as being closely related to the successful implementation of the change it produces, and the contribution of the change team is essential. This paper’s effort is directed towards identifying the change team and the tools and techniques that can raise the commitment of its members.

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If it can’t be expressed in figures–project performance management

If it can’t be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion (Robert Heinlein). Concluding a project within the initial estimated budget and time frame does not necessarily guarantee that it has been a success. Nowadays, the success of a project is defined by more than the triple constraint; it encompasses other elements such as client acceptance, reputation of the company, alignment to the business strategy, ethical behavior, team cohesiveness, and so on. The business factor, correlated with the value that a project can add to the company, has become a key element for defining a project’s success. This success, however…