Advisory services

Okazy helps you put your business strategy into action using a step-by-step implementation plan designed to bridge the gap between strategy and operations.

To transform your company so that it can challenge the competition and grow, you need a clear business strategy and employee buy-in. Your business strategy is part of a broader, structured process that is based on facts and guided by your intuition.

Portfolio management is the bridge that connects your strategy to your current operations. The more you can structure your project portfolio to match strategic objectives, the more you'll be able to turn your strategy into reality. Portfolio management is a just as important as budget control. Program and project management means operationalizing your portfolio, and therefore your strategy. As you become more structured and efficient, you move closer to achieving your strategy.

Governance is the glue that helps your company move forward efficiently. Good governance is simple, effective and will help ensure the success of your transformation. Good governance involves clearly defined roles and responsibilities, processes and levers for decision making.

Having consistent business case for all projects and programs is essential for effectively comparing them and targeting your priorities . Income management is the cornerstone of your business records—business records that are closely linked to your company's objectives and include tangible and intangible benefits. It's also important that you monitor profit throughout the entire lifecycle of your projects.

The final phase is mature project delivery measured by milestones and follow-ups.



The 3 leadership magic solutions

The 3 leadership magic solutions

In my experience as a coach, I often have to guide project managers who want to “improve” their leadership. What a complex issue! What is leadership? How can leadership be improved? Is there a magic solution? Why ... read more

The unloved lessons learned

The unloved lessons learned

All references mention the fact that the lessons learned in projects are essential to ensuring future success. PmBok refers to the term “lessons learned” 63 times, while Prince 2 has included the notion as one of their ... read more

Standing out amidst the crowd

Standing out amidst the crowd

In one of my classes, I had an interesting conversation with the students who were all future project managers. Their question was: what is the added value of a project manager?

In a ... read more

Achieving project success, a matter of luck?

I read an article recently and stumbled upon a peculiar question: Does luck really play a role in the success of a project? It reminded me of comparison that Gus Ciala mentioned in an article on leadership: children of bad parents will not all end up becoming offenders and the opposite is also true, good parenting does not prevent children from growing up to be offenders. But this surely does not mean that we should be bad parents... ... read more

The lifelong process of knowledge!

Updating your knowledge and skills is an endless, lifelong process. In a world moving at a rapid pace, keeping up is a challenge in itself. Unfortunately, this pace will not slow down, it will accelerate. Catching up in your training often ends in giving up as the cliché in hockey goes, "playing catch-up hockey will always lead you to defeat." So how do you do to stay relevant in an ever changing world? I am always surprised to see project managers who are nearing the end of their three-year cycle for their PMP and who have not raised the number of PDUs required to stay compliant. Three examples of bad excuses: ... read more
Tired of projects failing?

Tired of projects failing?

Since the 1980s, the workplace has been continually redefining itself. The pace is quick and just getting quicker. Products are relevant for shorter periods of time and we have to constantly fight to keep our clients interested, lest ... read more

Project Manager Stockholm Syndrom

Project Manager Stockholm Syndrom

In 1973, a holdup in a Stockholm bank took an unexpected turn for the worst and an escaped inmate ended up taking three women and one man hostage. Despite their fear and suffering, the victims ended up bonding ... read more

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