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24 11, 2018

Who gives a cr*p about graduates?

By |2018-11-24T01:08:12+00:00November 24th, 2018|

Who wouldn’t want an extra pair of hands? A cost-effective addition to the team! Someone who can help your team to get things done! Someone who can do all the jobs that no one else wants to do! How many times do we see graduates / trainees / interns being requested and onboarded and [...]

24 11, 2018

What Boards don’t know WILL hurt them

By |2018-11-24T01:07:33+00:00November 24th, 2018|

I should probably start by saying that I’ve never held a Board Member position; at least, not yet anyway. I have, however, spent (a lot of) time preparing papers, reports and governance strategies for Boards. They have been for various activities, such as large transformation programs or (de)mergers / acquisitions. Doing so had enabled [...]

20 11, 2018

The power of preventative maintenance

By |2018-11-21T01:46:48+00:00November 20th, 2018|

You’ve likely heard (a lot) about the Financial Services Royal Commission (FSRC). I know, it’s likely your eyes are glazing over already, but stay with me; there are some key learnings that can be applied in any organisation, across any industry. As part of the FSRC’s interim report (Volume 1) into the misconduct of [...]

31 10, 2018

You’re more Agile than you think

By |2018-11-04T05:17:06+00:00October 31st, 2018|

Shifting into Agile ways of working also means a complete shift in behaviour, the fundamentals in which people collaborate / deliver, and ultimately a shift in role. It sounds daunting; in many ways it is. You feel like you’re being asked to hit the delete button, on everything you’ve ever been, to meet the [...]

30 10, 2018

Delivery teams go Agile. Everyone else is left behind.

By |2018-10-31T00:13:25+00:00October 30th, 2018|

We’ve spent a lot of time with various organisations and executives alike. Throughout conversations, we’ve noticed something that resonates with many of them; a desire to move to more Agile Ways of Working, an interest in evolving delivery functions and, for the most part, having executive support to head down that path. The problem [...]

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 [...]