Location Based Marketing Campaign Tools: Time Savers?

2011 will be the year of the location platform ‘wars'; and some consolidation is to be expected. Standards are needed in the areas of location, campaign and transaction. Some platforms will reposition their offering to a functional niche and some will try to strengthen their user base in order to become the category default. We think the decision for consumers and business to jump in the bandwagon will revolve more around privacy and convenience. For the latter, Geotoko is a giant leap forward.

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Growing Interest in Process Excellence

There has been a surge of interest in process excellence by large organisations over the past six months or so. And this growth has been most evident in organisations that have already made an investment in project offices. That’s according to Ronan Foley, Director with Clarion Consulting. “We are seeing a trend where organisations with […]

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On July 12, 2010, posted in: blog, Change, Innovation by

Clarion Hosts Peter de Jager on Business Change

A tree that doesn’t bend in the wind isn’t going to last long. Especially, when there is a storm on the land. Change is difficult. Even simple change is problematic and large, complicated, transformative change is almost impossible. Putting aside that Change in and of itself is difficult, the truth is that deciding WHAT to […]

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On February 15, 2010, posted in: blog by

Clarion and PMI UK (Scotland) Embarks on Major Research Project

The PMI UK Regional Committee in Scotland is teaming up with project management specialists, Clarion Consulting to embark on a research exercise into project management practices in Scottish organisations.  With one one-fifth of the world’s GDP being spent on projects this year, our survey aims to uncover the trends and developments in this important discipline.  […]

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On January 18, 2010, posted in: blog, Project, Strategy, Value Management by

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On Time Delivery in Financial Services Sector

Research conducted by Clarion Consulting shows that ‘On Time Delivery’ of projects in the financial  services sector (RED in chart below) is reported at nearly 10% below the standard (14% vs. 23%) when it comes to the upper quadrant of the metric i.e. 76%+ projects completed On Time). This metric taken with an analysis on […]

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On December 15, 2009, posted in: blog, Project, Value Management by

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Improving/extending project management capability was ranked last out of 10 priorities in Clarion’s 2009 research into project management practices in Irish Organisations.

Improving project management capability was listed behind ‘Reducing IT/Enterprise costs’, ‘Managing Change Initiatives’ and ‘Launching new products or services’ – despite the fact that all of these initiatives require a mature project management capability in order to be delivered successfully and to return value to the business. How is project management perceived in your organisation? […]

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On December 8, 2009, posted in: blog, Project, Strategy by

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37% of Irish organisations rate their project management capability as Very Good or Excellent – do you agree?

Results from Clarion’s 2009 research into project management practices in Irish Organisations shows that 37% of organisations rate their own project management capability as Very Good or Excellent. This is down from 44% in 2008! Do you feel this is a correct representation of project management capability in Ireland and/or in your organisation? Additional information […]

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On December 1, 2009, posted in: Strategy by

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Reduced focus on project management jeopardising business transformation

Improving project management capability last in IT priority list 37 percent admit that up to half of all projects delivered late One third rate their project delivery capability as just satisfactory or poor Widespread inconsistencies in project management practices Growth of dedicated project management offices up to 63 percent To mark the occasion of International […]

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On November 17, 2009, posted in: Change, Project, Strategy by

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