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Analytics: What does it mean to Corporate Real Estate
October 19, 2017
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Phil Wales
This blog is based upon the “Data Analytics: The focus for Corporate Real Estate” article published in the The Leader magazine. Wikipedia defines analytics as “the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in data.” In the broader sense, it involves studying historical data to assess potential trends, evaluate the effects of certain decisions or to define the parameters of a certain event. In everyday practice, the goal of analytics is to improve business decisions by enabling a deeper understanding of available data. To...
Transformation Management vs. Change Management
April 04, 2016
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Samuel Townsel
Change management is a term that has been used in the industry to describe an organizational or individual change to achieve a required business outcome. Recently, a new buzzword has started to make its way into the arena by the name of transformation management. People have and will continue to use the two terms to be one in the same, but they really do mean different things. So what are the differences? Let’s start with the word “change”. The definition of change is to “alter, modify or substitute something”. So when you look at it from an organizational or...
Charting the Course
January 13, 2016
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Alecia Chandler
Consider this… You've just gotten approval to implement that software solution that will redefine the operations of the organization's CRE department. The LOB wants to know how quickly they can start working in the new system, IT wants to discuss interfaces and security, and the stakeholders want to know how the project will impact them. Where do you begin? Tackling a software implementation project can be a daunting task IF you aren't prepared for it. There is just as much, if not more, planning that should be considered prior to the project kickoff than working through...
COMMIT
November 05, 2015
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Anthony Brown
Your real estate organization has defined its strategic goals and decided to focus on the one or two goals that are critical to the success it envisions. Instead of relying on measurements of past performance that cannot change the performance itself, the organization has identified supporting tasks that will help to ensure good performance against its goals. The tools or methods that are in place to communicate progress against the goals do so in a way that engages all stakeholders and gives them a sense of having “skin in the game”. Now what? This final installment in...
Essential Skills for Project Managers… and Then Some
September 30, 2015
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Alecia Chandler
On time. Under budget. Within scope. This is the foundation for success of every project manager. But what about client satisfaction? Today's project managers need to have the ability to wear multiple hats at varying times throughout a project for the project to truly be successful. In my earlier days of project management, I recall stressing over every dollar of the budget and having my RAID log updated with every single action, decision that was made. Don't get me wrong - no discredit to the trilogy intended; however, when the focus is so utterly granular, the...
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