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28 09, 2018

What does Agile mean to you?

By |2018-09-28T04:43:41+00:00September 28th, 2018|

We need to do Agile, they say. It’s been said and done far too many times, where leadership have proposed and mandated an organisational change to DO Agile delivery; as if to say that Agile is a black and white framework (like Waterfall, ITIL, Six Sigma or PMBOK). Whilst I’m lucky to have never [...]

28 09, 2018

Agile opportunities for the PMO

By |2018-09-28T04:43:48+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Agile Projects  Traditional waterfall projects are generally overlaid with traditional governance practices that are cyclical or periodic in nature. For example, the monthly Steer Co Pack, weekly risks and issues workshops, weekly project briefings, weekly change control board, monthly project status reports. All of these activities are considered to respond to the nature of waterfall delivery practices. Agile offers PMO’s an incredible opportunity to transform those [...]

31 08, 2018

Digital Transformation and the PMO

By |2018-08-31T00:56:59+00:00August 31st, 2018|

Digital transformation is nothing new, consumer requirements are constantly evolving, and companies are keeping up with varying degrees of success. Robots, blockchain and smart machines are just part of the digital journey along with the challenge of integration. Delivery methods are adapting and being customised as the pace of development is accelerating. We need [...]

31 08, 2018

Bookclub: ‘The Age of Agile’ by Stephen Denning

By |2018-09-14T03:11:42+00:00August 31st, 2018|

When you visit Amazon's Book Store, or The Book Depository, a simple search on ‘Agile Project Management’ yields over 1,000 results. So, why have we selected Stephen Denning’s “The Age of Agile”? What makes it so different to other books that talk about Agile? The Age of Agile doesn’t contain detailed processes on implementing [...]

29 08, 2018

Out with the old ways, in with the sideways

By |2018-08-31T01:40:56+00:00August 29th, 2018|

It’s evident that Agile is becoming increasingly popular, and more common across many organisations. With the rise of Agile, there are new challenges, new experiences, and new approaches; all of which needs careful consideration if you’re going to get it right. With more and more organisations and teams moving from traditional to new ways [...]

6 08, 2018

Organisations don’t change; people change

By |2018-08-06T04:43:51+00:00August 6th, 2018|

Almost every organisation I’ve been in over the last 15 years, I’ve heard the term everyone is ‘change fatigued’. We all know that change is challenging, change is even more challenging when we believe we're already successful. That is when you believe that a past approach has worked for you, why would you change? [...]

31 07, 2018

Agile transformation: leading from the front

By |2018-08-06T04:43:57+00:00July 31st, 2018|

All organisational journeys begin with a simple step. Contrary to what we see today, one of the FIRST steps which should be considered when starting your journey to becoming Agile is, “how do we bring the rest of the organisation along with us?”. Asking your team or broader organisation to change the fundamentals of [...]

29 06, 2018

Agile resource management doesn’t need to be so hard

By |2018-06-29T06:13:27+00:00June 29th, 2018|

The way in which projects are delivered today can make it feel like resource management is stuck in the dark ages. With the rise of Agile, where teams are split into squads and work is spliced into sprints, there is a tendency to revert to very rudimentary resource planning and management. However, this need [...]

20 06, 2018

How you can avoid hours, days, and potentially weeks of lost productivity

By |2018-06-20T07:37:56+00:00June 20th, 2018|

It’s happened to most of us. You’ve spent hours or days on a document; researching to make sure you have all the right elements and necessary information added so that, when it comes to review time, you have minimal follow up. Or maybe you’ve been working on a solution (may that be a new [...]

29 05, 2018

Setting up your Project Finance for success

By |2018-05-29T01:48:49+00:00May 29th, 2018|

Let me call out a few project finance terminologies at you: Earned Value (EV), Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (or Return on Investment (ROI)) and Present Value Index What all these terminologies have in common is that they attempt to measure, explain and quantify the discounted cash flow frameworks. A very [...]