Alexandra Grasset

Alexandra is Digital Content Director for Planisware, and the creator (and current editor) of the PlaniswareHub Monthly Brief.

Alexandra fell in love with project management while reading Scott Berkun’s “Making Things Happen” when she realized the multiplier effect that excellent project management techniques could have on pretty much any sort of human endeavor. This was compounded by the discovery that she might be a systems thinker despite a misspent youth studying business and law, and that could explain the slightly befuddled look on some people’s faces when she explaining something.

She now heads Planisware’s Digital Content initiative where she can indulge in her passion for sharing non-classical best practices (especially those backed by real data) and thought-provoking nuggets of wisdom about project and portfolio management (and strategy, and leadership… especially when it involves humor).

She is the creator and the current editor of the PlaniswareHub Monthly Brief, a monthly roundup of the 6 to 10 most insightful articles about Project and Portfolio management published around the web.

Connect with Alexandra on LinkedIn.

Latest
project management maturity
6 ways a PPM tool can transform processes and help make better decisions
This guide will look at the six primary ways in which PPM solutions shine a light on existing processes and provide the tools for making more [...]
Interviews & keynotes
A (slightly opinionated) introduction to OKRs [XChange 21]
What are OKRs and why are they suddenly so trendy?
PMO
Checklist: Core strategic competencies for the PMO
A complete checklist to help you build a comprehensive overview of a "strategic" PMO's competencies, and assess your own.
Resource management
Best of PPM: December 2021
This months brief covers Product Ops, the role of Discipline in Innovation, Agile and the Tragedy of the Commons.
PMO
3 Expert-Rated Online Project Management Courses for New PMOs
From Coursera to the PfMP exam, we’ve selected the top courses to make that initial step into the shoes of a PMO, a little less daunting. [...]
Project Management
Link Roundup: Decision Making
Your product is decisions and your success will be the sum of the decisions you make over your career. The problem is it’s not easy to [...]
OKR
Considerations for implementing OKRs in your organization
Things to know before you embark on your OKRs adventure.
Hub
Best of PPM: January 2022
Welcome to the January edition of the PlaniswareHub Monthly Brief! This month we've got Renault's innovation competitions with [...]
Resource management
Why does my 10-day task take 62 days to perform?
When planning resources for a project, a resource’s time available is seldom 5-days-a-week, 8-hours-a-day of continuous productive work. [...]
Project Management
Best of PPM: April 2020
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: June 2020
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: July 2020
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Resource management
Best of PPM: April 2022
Welcome to the April edition of the PlaniswareHub Monthly Brief! This month we tackle agile maturity, strategic anchors and digitalization as [...]
Project Management
Best of PPM: September 2020
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: December 2020
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: March 2021
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: May 2021
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Agile methodologies
Agile Transformation Myths
Agile Transformation never plays out the way conventional wisdom says it will but simple actions can make the whole change process a lot smoother. [...]
Digital transformation
Best of PPM: September 2021
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
project leaders
Best of PPM: October 2021
Welcome to the November edition of the PlaniswareHub Monthly Brief! This month, the star question in our space has been: "Is 'why?' [...]
Strategic planning
6 ways a PPM solution can transform your processes and help make better decisions
On the surface, the core function of a PPM solution is to collect and organise all the data relative to an organisations products and projects, [...]
Artificial Intelligence
Link roundup: Artificial Intelligence
With the constant flow of articles on Artificial intelligence that are often all bark no bite, we think a good old link round-up is required [...]
Project Management
Link Round-Up: Time Management Skills
Time is precious, so learning to control your time by saying no to certain tasks will bring real value in the long run.
Project Management
Link Round Up : Communication Skills
Effective communication is the key to ensuring projects don't get bogged down over minute details. The importance of communication cannot [...]
Project Management
Best of PPM: January 2021
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Change management
Link roundup: Change Management
Change Management is hard. Here's our roundup of articles that debunk some of the common misunderstandings around implementing change in [...]
Hub
Best of PPM: March 2022
This month we delve into the autonomy of global teams, CEOs & innovation & failure and Federated decision-making.
Monthly Brief
Best of PPM: February 2022
Welcome to (a slightly delayed) February edition of the PlaniswareHub Monthly Brief!
Strategy
Best of PPM: May 2022
Welcome to the May edition of the PlaniswareHub Monthly Brief! This month, the PPM world has been focused on strategy: the good, the bad and [...]
Project Management
Best of PPM: January 2020
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: February 2020
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: March 2020
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: May 2020
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: August 2020
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: October 2020
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: November 2020
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: February 2021
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: April 2021
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM: June 2021
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Best of PPM : August 2021
Every month, a selection of the top PPM articles from around the Web.
Project Management
Re-thinking: a critical skill for project leadership
Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw
PMO
5 key mistakes PMO and Project Management consultants make when building their business
We often talk about how consulting can be easy, but not so much about the pitfalls in the real world.
Resource management
Best of PPM: November 2021
Welcome to the (almost) Christmas edition of the PlaniswareHub Monthly Brief! If you've attended XChange, our biggest event of the year, [...]