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Insights | 17 February 2020

Does collaboration, trust and being change friendly come second nature to you? How about always being customer-focussed? These behaviours may be inherent in the nature of work for some but others in your organisation may have another mindset - at least some of the time. What are ‘agile’ behaviours? Key agile behaviours which typify the agile mindset include: Being ...

Insights | 05 February 2020

The last few years have already seen huge changes to the project management profession. Agile practices have become far more common, technology has impacted the way in which we manage our projects and expectations of the project manager have shifted. The below list is by no means exhaustive or will necessarily be fully realised this year. But these trends will change the way in ...

Insights | 22 January 2020

SAFe is a framework for scaling Lean, Agile and DevOps across an enterprise, helping cross-functional teams collaborate more effectively. As you can imagine, the Scaled Agile Framework was always going to evolve and now Scaled Agile Framework 5.0 is here. It was originally referred to as the ‘Agile Enterprise Big Picture’ (Agile Software Requirements, Dean Leffingwell). The ...

Insights | 08 January 2020

I have often said the speed of change is accelerating. The age-old quote that ‘change is the only constant’ still rings true. As the CEO of PM-Partners, I have watched the landscape of the project management industry transform significantly through digital technologies and our customer’s ever-changing needs and expectations. So, to bring us into the new year I have listed ...

Insights | 10 December 2019

Organisations have found themselves in a vortex trying to deal with today’s turbulent market and the greater demands of their customers. The context, confusion and the overall understanding of these aspects has led to businesses restructuring or ‘transforming’. This is usually followed by alerting employees that these changes are happening and there will be a new way of ...

Insights | 10 December 2019

The daily standup (or daily scrum) is becoming a regular event for teams in many projects. Standups are an integral part of agile teams. As a project manager are you conversant with the conventions of a standup? What is your role (if any) in a standup? What is a Standup? A standup is a short collaborative team meeting to assess progress. It typically is timeboxed to 15 minutes, ...

Insights | 11 November 2019

I met with the Chairman of a large membership-based company last year. One of the questions I asked was, ‘Who owns the company’s culture?” His answer was, “The Board”. Boards can foster long-term shareholder value by deepening their understanding of their company’s culture and placing it on the Board agenda. This ensures management is forging a culture that is ...

Insights | 29 October 2019

 The PM-Partners Planned Adaptability Survey has captured data from over 300 local and international companies and government departments. Collecting information from executives and practitioners has provided well rounded insights into the current market. We collate our findings and observe long-term trends through comparative analysis. In the third edition of our survey ...

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