Category Archives: Global Rollouts

How to manage localization projects

Jennifer McNulty and Rafa Ballesteros, two topnotch experts on localization, share their insights on how to manage localization projects. Localization is the process of modifying a product in order to adapt it to a specific cultural environment. Localization projects require managing teams spread across the world, which can include developers, testers, linguistics, legal, marketing, customer-support,…

Project and Portfolio Management at Adidas

Marc van der Heijden,  Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on how Adidas, the global leader in the sporting goods industry, manages its IT project portfolio. Marc van der Heijden, Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on the challenges that organizations like Adidas face in managing their…

Essential Leadership Skills for Global Project Managers – Part 1

Most training programs on leading global teams tend to emphasize unique aspects of each culture. By this I mean they train on what you can do and can’t do or how you can act within the boundaries of proper behaviors in a particular culture. This is useful to understand a culture but not sufficient to…

Leading Global Teams: Do You Know What it Takes?

A conversation with Dr. Margery Mayer, author of the book “The Virtual Edge: Embracing Technology for Distributed Project Team Success” on what it takes to lead global teams. Joining us today is Dr. Margery Mayer, author of the book “The Virtual Edge: Embracing Technology for Distributed Project Team Success”. Dr. Mayer will share with us…

Global System Rollouts – Focus on System Integration Challenges

In this interview, I talk with Bipin Shah, President and CEO of Kovair Software, about the challenges and lessons learned integrating a mix of tools to provide an integrated Software Development and IT Lifecycle Management environment for one of the top ten global IT Companies. Kovair’s customer, a global leader in delivering technology solutions to…

Global System Rollouts – Focus on Latin America

In this edition of the Guerrilla Project Management podcast, I interview Nicolas Sulla on large global rollouts. I attended Nicolas’s presentation on this topic and invited him to share with us his experience from a global rollout of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) in Latin America. Nicolas is a global Project Manager with more than 15…