Posts Tagged ‘portfoliomanagement’

Project managers are from Mars, executives are from Mercury

May 30, 2010
On Wednesday the 15th of June Atos Origin is organizing a year event for their project and programme managers, titled ‘Project managers are from Mars, executives are from Mercury’.
I am honored to announce that Atos Origin booked me as key note speaker for this event, to talk about the relationship between project manager and project executive.
What is the importance of the relationship between project manager and executive? And can a project be successful without a good relationship between those two? How can the project manager keep the executive committed and involved throughout the project? Important questions which will be answered during the event.
I have asked the project managers to come up with practical examples regarding their relationship with project executives. For me it’s important to understand what these project managers are dealing with every day, so I can give some hands-on and experienced solutions and advise they can use in their daily work.  Advise is nothing if you can’t use it the next day.
An interview with me has been used to tell some more about the presentation and was published on the Atos Origin intranet. You can also see the interview following this link. I am proud to say that we have exceeded the maximum capacity of the event in only a few days. And I am looking forward to meet everybody in Utrecht!
If you want to know more about this interesting event or want to organize an event for yourself, please contact us at

Seminar PUG – Improving pm at Liander

February 26, 2010

In June I will present a case study for the Prince User Group about portfoliomanagement with Alliander NV. End 2008 I was asked by Alliander  to help them with the improvement of project management and the implementation of portfolio management. Alliander is one of the biggest network companies in the Netherlands and consists of the business units Liander and Liandon. Liander manages the gas and electricity networks in its service area.

During this event I will give a presentation about portfoliomanagement and the way Liander has implemented portfolio management, what they accomplished so far and their plans for the future.

 Interested? Please look at the flyer: PiP uitnodiging_v04[1]

The flyer is in Dutch, if you want an English version or if  you have any question, please contact me at