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Balancing Short-Termism with Systems Thinking

Balancing Short-Termism with Systems Thinking

“If modern economics pressures are demanding short-term results, then there is little to no time to focus on long-term growth, but how do you resist succumbing to false short-sighted solutions?”

The great wall of china took roughly 2,000 years to build. Today, it is absurd for a lot of organizations to prioritize long-term innovation or human capital investment over their quarterly earnings. And let’s face it, we will never get back to that 2,000-year mark when it comes to investments and planning, because modern economic pressures are continuously mounting to deliver more and more short-term results. It seems almost impossible to meet those short-term demands as well as achieve long-term growth, but by giving into purely the short-term, and therefore, pushing for a shorter and shorter planning phase, are we metaphorically shooting our own foot?

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Balancing Short-Termism with Systems Thinking: The Enterprise

Balancing Short-Termism with Systems Thinking: The Enterprise

“If there is mounting pressure to deliver short-term results at the enterprise level, then the first step in resisting the pressures of short-termism is to correctly identify their source, but what is the root cause of short-termism at the enterprise level?”

Short-termism in big business is still under debate for some people. One of these naysayers would inevitably point out that if there was really an issue then there should have been a downturn in corporate profits over the last fifty years. We’ve been doing okay, there has been a suspicious lack of such a trend, but it is also self-evident that indigenous innovation has been dropping since the 1970s. Corporations aren’t coming up with as many truly new ideas. We aren’t solving the big problems. That’s perhaps why we are still driving on non-renewable resources and all our cellphones, movies, computers, and clothes seem to be the same. So, the symptom of short-termism is not a change in profits, but the level of innovation and growth in corporations.

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Building a Healthy and Thriving Organization

Building a Healthy and Thriving Organization

“If an organization is a system like the human body, then it too needs routine checkups, but what symptoms denote an unhealthy or toxic system?”

An organization is a system of moving parts like the human body, and like the human body, sometimes an organization becomes unhealthy, and is therefore, in desperate need of a checkup. Performance improvement strategies are synonymous with providing organizations with this required checkup. At pmNERDS, we enjoy a good checkup, there is a flow and pattern to the actions, after doing for a while we start to perceive the issue before we have the proof. Performance reviews of organizations provide clarity, and over time it is clear, communication is a common point of tension in unhealthy organizations. No matter the situation, people want to have a purpose and need to be appreciated.

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Integrated PM- Change Leadership

Integrated PM- Change Leadership

“If we address change leadership for our projects, then real increases in project performance should be expected, but we should watch for these typical pathogens found in Integrated PM ecosystems.”

Leadership is found outside of the Integrated PM System. As specialists, the Project Manager, the Portfolio Manager, and even the Program and Product Manager do have a degree of their role inside the system, however, the leadership component is outside.

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Research & Development

Research & Development

“If I conducted an Integrated PM experiment, then I’d learn more about how Integrated PM improves project performance, but I haven’t had training in designing and conducting experiments, where do I start?"

Research projects come from Workshops, and our members interests. Once a project is proposed, members are needed to repeat and validate findings. Others apply the results to new practices of Integrated PM.

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The Problem Situation

The Problem Situation

“If we begin creating a project, then we can leverage formalized steps to problem resolution and project templates, but this means we need to correctly identify the problem situation.”

When we receive a project request, or begin considering that the activity we’re engaged in, might better serve us as a project, we need to come to grips with the activity’s context. This context can be defined by identifying those things that impact the activity, and the things the activity impacts. When we consider that all activity is movement, and all movement is about change, we can see that our activity, whatever it is, will be about change.

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Three Critical Areas of Integrated PM Leadership

Three Critical Areas of Integrated PM Leadership

“If we include the change discipline in the scope of our Integrated PM System, then project objectives will have less resistance and be more successful, but we need to consider all three focus areas of change.”

Successful transformation and breakthrough results in project performance require competent attention to three critical focus areas:

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