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Insights | 08 June 2018

Projects are typically about addressing a specific (internal or external) customer opportunity, problem, challenge or change that cannot be handled as business as usual. A pivotal component of any project is the ‘voice of the customer’: capturing the customer’s wants, needs, expectations, preferences and aversions. Agile methodologies and practices are continuing to become ...

Insights | 08 June 2018

Many transformation efforts fail. I had initially begun this article with the idea of defining change management versus transformation. However, having delivered many transformations, I feel I could add more value by simply providing a different view on how to deliver. It is clear that managing change is paramount in transformation. Yet the simple version of delivering finite ...

Insights | 08 June 2018

PM-Partners research unearthed a staggering statistic in 2013: Nearly 40% of PMOs couldn’t define their purpose. This issues surrounding this is of rather large consequence. That same survey found only 9% of PMOs felt they were adding “substantial strategic value and influence.” So has there been at least been some improvement in the past few years? In some ways, ...

Insights | 07 May 2018

That is the question. The answer isn’t necessarily a simple one. In the world of project management, agile delivery has shown no signs of slowing down. Many organisations are questioning whether they should do agile, but are there situations and projects where we shouldn't do agile? There are plenty of agilists who would argue that agile is applicable to everything, yet ...

Insights | 07 May 2018

Good governance is essential for a transformation to be successful. The organisation will be protected from any poor decisions that may be made, alongside alleviating risk. In my view, teamwork is the essence of good governance. On the other hand, poor governance can have a negative impact on the future of the organisation. There is potential for executives or senior individuals ...

Insights | 07 May 2018

We all know that knowledge is power, which is the reason behind our Transformation and PMO Executive Survey. We aim to draw insights that will, in turn, help those working in the project management industry by understanding the driving forces behind the trends and behaviours we uncover. So here we share the interim results with our perspective. We have interviewed various ...

Insights | 07 May 2018

The Project Management Institute’s latest “Pulse of the Profession”[1] has indicated that the future is looking bright for the world of project management. The annual global survey of 3,200 project management professionals, including 510 PMO directors, uncovered some key trends. The highlights included a more robust level of executive sponsorship, higher Agile adoption, ...

Insights | 10 April 2018

One of the main promises of Agile development was that a new ethos of empowerment would trickle down the ranks. Anyone could be a leader - in fact, everyone would be expected to be a leader in some way. The old “command-and-control” style of leadership was dead and gone. But some Agile teams still struggle with this approach when it comes to fostering leadership. It’s not ...

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