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Insights | 14 July 2020

Agile adoption has become so prolific and such a common presence across organisations that its name has essentially reached ‘buzzword status’. Such has been its overuse – and, at times, misuse – that AXELOS’s PPM Benchmark Study 2017 found that the word ‘agile’ was “used without a real understanding of what it meant. Worse, claiming a project was ‘agile’ was ...

Insights | 30 June 2020

Agile is not just some buzzword floated by the C-suite in order to drive greater productivity. Such is its power to revolutionise organisations that its practices have become ubiquitous across virtually every large (and not-so-large) organisation. But there’s a risk that adopting Agile solutions and being ‘agile’ are not taken together as a pair. Not a set-and-forget ...

Insights | 15 June 2020

So here we are, in the middle of a pandemic, doing our best to survive and acclimatise to our ‘new norm’. For many, this means building a home office, dealing with constant family ‘noise’ and managing the ongoing restrictions and environmental issues. But what happens when everything works but still doesn’t feel quite right? That’s virtual fatigue, and it’s a ...

Insights | 01 June 2020

Right now, every project manager's risk register is filled with concerns about how their project team is managing – and maintaining consistency – throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest concern in particular is the effect a remote-working environment is having on their projects. This ‘global pandemic risk’ is indeed unique. We’ve never encountered ...

Insights | 25 May 2020

Effective judgement – aka the ability to make good decisions – is something we acquire over time and is essential to our everyday lives, both personal and professional. It’s an important weapon in your arsenal during the ‘normal’ times, but it is particularly pertinent in times of crisis – such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. Decisions must be made quickly and can ...

Insights | 05 May 2020

The nature of modern work is always changing. It’s more global, more uncertain, more automated and more dependent on software. So for business leaders who want to leverage the power of strategic change, they need to investigate new trends and quantify their potential returns. We’ve scoured the market and uncovered three new trends in change management that may have broad ...

Insights | 21 April 2020

There’s a line in Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind that is more poignant today than ever: “In order to change an existing imagined order, we must first believe in an alternative imagined order.” Everywhere we look right now, the order of things is changing. Is that a challenging or even frightening realisation? Of course. But it’s ...

Insights | 11 November 2019

The last 12 months has seen an accelerated paradigm shift in the way that organisations view, respond to and implement Agile transformations. Agile as a project delivery framework (now well into its third decade) was traditionally technology-led but has now become commoditised. Despite all the fanfare, it hasn’t all been roses with several well-publicised failures blamed on ...

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