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PofE085: The History of Portfolio Management

After the great depression, investment diversification became the cry of the decade. It also became the mantra in music, and the Bass instrument led the way. Check out my video to learn what the history of Portfolio Management has in common with the electric Bass.

 

Applied Project Portfolio Management in a Historical Context


Discover what the electric bass can teach you about your investments and the critical role that diversification plays in portfolio management.

To gain a firm understanding of the best portfolio management techniques, it helps to understand the history of portfolio management and how it has evolved from the Great Depression to the present day. Interestingly enough, the electric bass provides a relatable metaphor for how investment diversification emerged out of the Depression. As you'll quickly discover, the two histories have a surprising amount in common.

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PofE084:Different Music, Different Projects

What does playing different types of Basses have in common with Critical Path, Agile and Critical Chain Project Methodologies?

 

Different Basses: Methodologies for Project Development

Bigstock-Double-Bass-70056889Just like different types of basses have different purposes, different project development methods serve different purposes.

When you’re playing the bass, you learn the mechanics, the styles, and the functions of the instrument and the sound. The German full-bodied upright, the electric upright, and the bass guitar all have that depth of sound that's signature to the instrument. Each one is meant for a different purpose, but they all serve the same general purpose of music. In this way, projects and project methodologies are similar to the bass.

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PofE083: The Power of Portfolio Mix Strategies

 

Organizing Your Business's Funds Through Portfolio Mix

Portfolio mix allows you to better allocate your business's funds where you need them.
Portfolio Mix
Portfolio mix is a system used by successful brand-name companies like Zappos, Nordstrom, and Amazon that allows business owners to easily allocate funds to different parts of their business. This system, which organizes different business areas into categories, helps business owners to determine which areas are most important and gives them a better idea of where their funds are being spent.

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PofE082: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works Training Overview

 

An Overview of Seven Guiding Principles

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Understanding these seven straightforward ideas will help your organization implement change and create a culture at your workplace focused on common goals.

When we think about the success of companies such as Ford, Amazon and Toyota and how they brand themselves and implement corporate-wide changes, we see that they take a holistic approach. They aren't just thinking about systems, processes and tools but about their entire organization. If you distill this holistic approach into seven simple principles, you can more easily accomplish your transformational goals and help your organization achieve greater success.

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