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Every project and every startup is the same – and yet they’re all unique!

Steve Blank the serial entrepreneur, author and academic that helped found the Lean Startup movement describes a startup as … “an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.

The Project Management Institute describes a project as … “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.“.

Every project I can think of has had …

  • Objective(s) or aspirations
  • Scope or vision of what the end prodcut or service will or will not do
  • Business Case or at least a view on how money will be made
  • Assumptions
  • Dependencies
  • Actions
  • A schedule or timeline
  • Risks
  • Issues
  • Resources

Every start-up I’ve worked on has had all these too. And yet every project and every start-up has been unique.

Now put yourself in the shoes of the sponsors, senior execs, advisors, partners, current and potential investors. These are typically managing large workload volumes at pace with varying complexity and often conflicting priorities for their time. They need to be able to quickly assess a situation and make portfolio wide decisions or at the drop of a dime drill in to the details and give a specific situation laser focus. Having this information presented in an array of styles and formats makes this much harder to do quickly and effectively. By providing a consistent and uniform format to all projects in a portfolio Horizon PPM

Horizon PPM is not selling a winning formula to make every venture a success. We’re in the same game as the merchants from the gold-rush era of the wild west that sold pick-axes and shovels to prospecters. Project leaders and entrepreneurs are all going about their business in their unique way, but they all benefit from tools to make their life easier. Horizon PPM is your next step to that easy life.