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Insights | 23 April 2018

I have previously written that the selection of the sponsor is the first milestone decision in the execution of a successful transformation. The sponsor ensures that the goals of the transformation are aligned with the company’s strategic objectives. They also foster support from other senior executives and provide direction as the programme unfolds. Additionally, it is ...

Insights | 09 April 2018

There is relentless pressure for transformation sponsors to deliver better results with fewer resources. This means that the executive’s commitment to transformation is more important than ever. First Milestone The first major milestone decision in a transformation is the C Suite’s selection of the transformation programme’s sponsor. It is a seemly simple decision, but ...

Insights | 09 April 2018

Sydney, April 9th 2018 – PM-Partners, a leading Australian project management consultancy, is proud to sponsor the New South Wales Women’s rugby team in the Super W rugby competition. The NSW team is unbeaten in the competition so far and has advanced to the final of the inaugural Super W competition, which will be played in Sydney on Friday 20th April against the ...

Insights | 04 April 2018

It’s a fine time for project management, if the Project Management Institute’s latest “Pulse of the Profession”[1] report is any indication. The annual global survey of 3,200 project management professionals, including 510 PMO directors, uncovered some key trends. The standouts included a more robust level of executive sponsorship, higher Agile adoption, and a consistent ...

Insights | 04 April 2018

Downer Sets New Industry Standards for Workforce Planning, Talent Development and Project Management with Award-winning 'Project Plus' Initiative. Project management capability is the lifeblood of Downer and it puts safety at the forefront of all operations. Downer identified an opportunity to increase the capability of its employees by upskilling key roles working and ...

Insights | 04 April 2018

We all know that knowledge is power and it’s precisely this reality that has driven us to run our Transformation and PMO Executive Survey.  Through it, we are undertaking to help those working in and around the project management industry understand what forces are driving which trends and behaviours. So here we share the interim results with our perspective - thank you to ...

Insights | 04 April 2018

When you think about it, “Agile governance” is a bit of a misnomer. The word “governance” risks sounding decidedly pre-Agile - more command-and-control than organic or delivery-focussed. Perhaps a better phrase would be “Agile alignment”? “Agile alignment” embodies something a little closer to the desired end state. Agile teams should deliver measurable value ...

Insights | 26 March 2018

Many transformation efforts fail. Admittedly, I had begun this article with the intention of providing definitions around 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. No doubt managing change is a key component of transformation. Yet the simple ...

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