November 19, 2015


How to adapt your leadership style?

Everyone has heard at least once that leadership is not a teachable science. And the majority of experienced professionals will support this statement and will add that only experience can help you improve your leadership skills.  Others will say that leadership is a hardcoded quality related to your education or even your genes. I decided […]
December 9, 2014

Management, Project Management

Cultural Diversity in Projects

What do we mean by “cultural diversity”in projects? Do we mean corporate culture, culture attached to a language, a country, a region, or a culture attached, rather, to a job, a level of education, hierarchical level or a specific role in a project? Cultural diversity is a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, polysemous term. There is a fuzzy […]
November 11, 2014


Model Team Players: Characteristics Revealed

The World Cup last June reminded us of a key point: the team selector has the task of choosing the right team players in order to have a chance to reach the finals. If I were to ask you to do this, you would definitely have an idea of fellow team members who are the […]
October 20, 2014

Management, Life at Talsom, Management

Three Reasons to Attend Conferences and How to Choose the Best Ones

There is a plethora of conferences offered in North America on a variety of different subjects. Considering my role in the company, I’ve had the opportunity to go to several conferences. Over the years, I’ve had the chance to attend the best and worst of them, sometimes even at the same event. These experiences have […]
October 3, 2014

ERP, Management, Management, RFP

Key Steps to Success in Your ERP Request for Proposal

The steps required to draft a request for proposal (RFP) tend to vary in function of the scale of your expenses category and the potential profits you hope to gain.  Often times this process is done too quickly in order to find a solution at a lower cost. An example from a company seeking proposals […]
February 18, 2013

Enterprise 2.0, ERP, Project Management, Management, RFP

Is your ERP upgraded or updated?

In the mid to late 1990’s the impact of Y2K on mainframe systems became the main concern for many companies.  Capitalizing on this immediate need, many large software companies – such as SAP, Oracle and Peoplesoft – were ready to help with their integrated, server-based solutions.   The term “ERP” was now commonplace – these enterprise […]
September 16, 2010

Management, PMO, Project Management

Estimating and Monitoring Expected Project Benefits

The Challenge Because companies today run multiple projects in parallel it has become increasingly difficult to monitor the actual return on investment (ROI) of each individual project and thus understanding if the project was a success. The purpose of this paper is to put down a framework that will enable us to accurately monitor the […]
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