Research Based... Applied in Practice

This core set of factors was identified as the framework for success through four separate avenues of investigation:

  1. Interviews with executives on how they tackle project troubles and where they see the biggest benefits.
  2. Research surveys with hundreds of project stakeholders on what is lacking in their projects and impeding their success.
  3. Literature Research using time-tested and respected business books (see below) many of which are research works themselves.
  4. Experience from nearly three decades of assisting companies in resolving core project failure issues (not just fixing a single project). These are not simply researched topics. These techniques have been used successfully.

Partial List of Referenced Works:

ADKAR, Jeffrey M. Hiatt
Agile Project Management, Jim Highsmith
Alignment, Using the Balanced Scorecard to Create Corporate Synergies, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
Built to Last, Jim Collins and Jerry Porras
Critical Chain, Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore
Crucial Conversations, Kerry Patterson and Joseph Grenny
Diffusion of Innovations, Everett M. Rogers
Discover Your True North, Bill George and Peter Sims
Drive, Dan Pink
Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni
Good to Great, Jim Collins
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management, Various Authors
Heart of Change, John Kotter
In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies, Tom Peters and Robert Waterman
Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Peter Drucker
Leadership and Self Deception, Arbinger Group
Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg
Lean Thinking, James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones
Managing Transitions, William Bridges and Susan Bridges
On Death and Dying, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Researching the Value of Project Management (PMI), Janice Thomas, PhD and Mark Mullaly, PMP Results Without Authority, Tom Kendrick
Spin Selling, Neil Rackham
Starting With Why, Simon Sinek
Strategy Maps, Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
Switch, Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
The Discreet Guide for Execute Women, by Jennifer K. Crittenden
The Essential Drucker, Peter Drucker
The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge
The Four Disciplines on Execution, Chris McChesney and Sean Covey
The Goal, Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox
The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
Toyota Way, Jeffery Liker
Value-driven Project Management, Harold Kerzner and Frank P. Saladis
What is Strategy?, HBR white paper by Michael Porter
Yes! 50 Persuasive Techniques, Noah J. Goldstein Ph.D. Steve J. Martin, and Robert Cialdini Ph.D.

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