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Insights | 20 August 2019

Like all successful leaders, heads of PMOs must possess both hard and soft skills in order to thrive. Similarly, elevation into leadership roles often comes based on hard skills alone. This can lead to that state of cognitive dissonance well known to anyone in business: “What got you here, won’t get you there.” So how can PMO leaders ensure they have the right (and full) ...

Insights | 20 August 2019

In today’s world, progress is measured in months. Sometimes less. I’m curious to see how long it will be before our super computers look like an abacus, the most advanced surgical methods appear barbaric and our current energy sources will seem like using a candle. We only need to look back a few decades to the generations who lived without the technologies we take for ...

Insights | 05 July 2019

The ability to rapidly adapt to new challenges and emerging competition isn’t just about survival; it’s competitive advantage. With disruption now a regular business condition, the challenge is to de-risk change and to get ahead so the competition reacts to you - not the other way around. For a long time, organisational change was likened to the transition a caterpillar ...

Insights | 05 July 2019

I recently invited the team at PM-Partners to review our company values. I did this so we can collectively acknowledge that these values are at the core of our decision making - the way we interact with each other and the way we network. When values are shared, it builds internal cohesion among all teams in the business. If all staff are working together and to their full ...

Insights | 05 July 2019

Having been in the fitness industry for over 30 years, I have seen the same cycle take place every year on January 1: the local gym is suddenly packed with motivated individuals looking for results with all the latest gear and personal trainers. Yet come March 1, they have all disappeared. Nothing has changed over 3 decades despite all the technological, diet and training ...

Insights | 22 May 2019

Project Management is no dusty relic of the past. Rather, Project Management continues to grow, evolve and influence individuals. Looking at the modern history of Project Management, we can note several key milestones, including: 1917 - Henry Gantt created the Gantt chart 1958 - The US Navy developed the Program Evaluation Review (PERT) for its Polaris project ...

Insights | 22 May 2019

To realise the full benefits of a project, the transition to the end users’ business as usual is vital. A welcome reminder, no doubt. Yet, to go from the obvious to the tactical, we have outlined six ways you can maximize such transitions and improve the long-term value of your projects and programmes. Start at the end. How many times have projects come to conclusion, only ...

Insights | 22 May 2019

Modern organisational change management comes with quite the detailed playbook. This ranges from framed-out change management models to time-worn tips and advice, like identifying “change ambassadors” or “It all starts with a vision”. But the nature of modern work is changing so fast—becoming more global, more uncertain, more automated and software-dependent—that ...

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