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Vendors Should Integrate with You, Not Force You to Accommodate Them

2022-09-15T12:35:12+10:00December 21st, 2021|

Vendor management is not always easy. We've all run into difficult vendors at some time in the past. Some use archaic methods and practices, which are mostly paper based, and require extensive work. Others have strange payment cycles, or complex project management systems.  Whatever the problem is, the reality is that in most cases, [...]

PMO Trends for 2022

2022-09-15T11:32:50+10:00November 22nd, 2021|

As we move rapidly towards the conclusion of 2021, we are reflecting on the year that has been, thinking about the challenges and opportunities that came our way and creating some purposeful space to consider the areas we think we will need to lean into in 2022. Here’s our prediction for how 2022 may [...]

Who Project-Manages the Managers?

2022-09-15T11:31:23+10:00November 18th, 2021|

Most companies these days recognise the value of good project management. They know that keeping projects on track, monitoring productivity and addressing problems in a timely manner means better results and more profit. Many companies even employ project management specialists to make sure that everything is planned, executed, and measured properly. Those people develop great plans, create detailed reports, and [...]

10 Commandments for PMOs Introducing Agile

2022-09-15T11:26:40+10:00November 11th, 2021|

Thou shalt not leave anything up to chance. If there was a single statement that defined the PMO profession, that would be it. But we’ve come a long way. We’ve got all kinds of new tools, tricks, and techniques to help us plan, track and monitor everything better. Agile is definitely one of the shiny [...]

COVID Has Meant a Loss of Skilled Migrants. Now What?

2022-09-15T11:20:36+10:00October 6th, 2021|

COVID-based travel restrictions have run rampant globally, but these limitations have made themselves most prevalent in “Fortress” Australia.  A result of these restrictions has been a loss of skilled migrants in Australia. Closing the borders means less access to a broader pool of industry talent for businesses far and wide.   While some companies might [...]

When Agile Trips You Up

2022-09-15T11:15:10+10:00September 21st, 2021|

We live in a world where people love to put flashy labels on things. If it’s popular online, it’s viral. Fast growing startup? It must be a unicorn. But labels don’t change the very nature of something. You can’t label a chicken a cow and get milk from it. Similarly, just because you call yourself agile, that doesn’t mean you [...]

Is Project Management Deteriorating?

2022-09-15T11:12:07+10:00September 2nd, 2021|

You would think, with so many new tools and technologies available in the project management field, that things would be improving. But, as the world becomes more fast paced and the need for good project management increases, there’s growing evidence that things are headed in the opposite direction.  Companies start, scale, and grow so [...]

Unleash the Power of Productivity 

2022-09-15T11:07:40+10:00August 25th, 2021|

Optimising your productivity is an ongoing process that you can achieve with the help of a few good habits. Below is a list of our 8 tried-and-tested tips for boosting productivity and saving the most precious resource of all: Time.  1. Don’t avoid the Ugly!  Most of us have that one task that [...]

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Hybrid Team

2022-09-15T11:03:18+10:00July 15th, 2021|

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has been a long standing topic of conversation in the workplace, and is now being applied to remote working and hybrid models of work. How can we ensure that our working model supports employees and managers to work as effectively and comfortably as possible in this new environment facing [...]

3-Step Financial Recovery Plan for Business Owners

2022-09-15T10:46:13+10:00June 26th, 2021|

If you’re trying to find solace after making a money mistake with your business, then this particular post was written for you. The most important thing to keep in mind right now is that we all make mistakes. It’s what you learn from those mistakes and how you recover that really matters, and these [...]

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