Daily Archives: September 13, 2019

Programs, Projects, and Portfolios: What’s the Difference?

By |2020-04-16T13:25:41-04:00September 13th, 2019|

I often hear people talk about various projects or programs they are involved in. You hear about diverse portfolios in terms of investments and businesses. If you’re like me, everything starts to sound the same after a while. While they may seem the same, there are distinct differences and nuances that influence how they are [...]

Boris Provides the Difference Between Program and Project Management

By |2020-04-16T13:26:06-04:00September 13th, 2019|

I recently brought my little red sports car (a 2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder which I named Boris) into the shop for repairs. Boris had been sitting in my garage for almost five years. He needed extensive repairs and money was in short supply. I know you’re asking, “what’s this have to do with program and [...]

A Sigh of Relief

By |2020-04-16T13:26:17-04:00September 13th, 2019|

The enterprise project management office (EPMO) is the central hub that coordinates projects and ensures everyone involved has their needs and requirements met in a timely and cost-efficient manner. The EPMO is also responsible for ensuring that the main stakeholders remain apprised of key decisions, risks, issues, and changes that can either positively or negatively [...]

Five Tips for Communicating Between Projects

By |2020-04-16T13:26:30-04:00September 13th, 2019|

Most of our clients have many related projects going at the same time to further the goals of the whole organization. The projects may involve the same groups of stakeholders, subject matter experts, or resources. Learning how to communicate between each component is a necessity.  Decisions made concerning one project can affect the others, so [...]

Jugglers and Octopi

By |2020-04-16T13:26:41-04:00September 13th, 2019|

Program management is not to be confused with project management, and the two titles should not be used interchangeably. We generally relate project management responsibilities to the oversight and management of time, budget, and scope. This is a challenge at the project level and is substantially more complicated at the project, portfolio, or program management [...]

Project Management vs. Program Management—What’s the Difference?

By |2020-03-24T09:10:30-04:00September 13th, 2019|

Although the titles “project manager” and “program manager” may sound similar, in reality, they are far from the same. Each role is unique, and netlogx is able to meet the needs of both roles. A project manager is typically thought of as the individual in charge of running a project. They oversee the day-to-day operations [...]

Seven Considerations for a Successful Program

By |2020-03-16T09:44:58-04:00September 13th, 2019|

Successful management is the key to a successful program implementation. Effective and efficient management of a program can be the difference between success and failure. To effectively manage a program, we must first understand the focus and goals of a program. A program is focused on long-term business objectives. It has governance and oversight over [...]

Diabetes and the Mountain

By |2020-04-16T13:26:59-04:00September 13th, 2019|

  Of all the activities I do to stay fit, hiking and trekking mountains are high on the list. Recently, I had the privilege of working for a client in the state of Arizona, and while I was there, a co-worker and I hiked the highest point in the state: Humphrey’s Peak. Despite being 15,800 [...]