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Insights | 11 September 2019

Around the world the modern government agency is required to rethink its relationship with citizens and to start treating them like customers. For some agencies this represents a radical shift in how it sees the citizen and how it sees itself as an instrument of government policy. It can be argued however that while moving from citizen to customer poses risk to traditional public ...

Insights | 11 September 2019

Scrum is a popular Agile method using an iterative timeboxed approach to product delivery. As with all Agile methods, the ‘voice of the customer’ needs to be heard. In Scrum, the Product Owner role addresses the wants, needs and concerns of the customer. Tell me more about the Product Owner… The Product Owner is accountable for maximising the business value of the ...

Insights | 11 September 2019

The last 12 months has seen an accelerated paradigm shift in the way that organisations view, respond to and implement Agile transformations. This is especially true for the organisations we are working with here in Australia. Agile as a project delivery framework (now well into its third decade) was traditionally technology-led but has now become commoditised. Despite all the ...

Insights | 03 September 2019

PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® has long been considered the ‘gold standard’ for professional/career project managers.  Those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% on average) then those without a PMP certification. [1] Latest Global Research In June 2019, as a result of a Global Practice Analysis market research study, the ...

Insights | 03 September 2019

Today, organisations face significant uncertainty. Individuals and organisations alike must be able to act quickly and intuitively, informed by adaptive planning processes and protocols in the absence of complete information. This is the reality of the pace of change in the competitive marketplace, changing customer dynamics and disruption. Being able to take decisive actions ...

Insights | 19 August 2019

The PM-Partners Planned Adaptability Survey has found that 96% of executives feel their organisation is under threat of disruption. As a result, the project lifecycle is becoming increasingly shorter, reducing in time by 38% over the past 3 years. To combat disruption, executives and organisations (at all levels) are wanting to achieve accelerated incremental value. This has become ...

Insights | 06 August 2019

Mention the word ‘agile’ and often the word ‘Scrum’ enters the conversation. Scrum is a popular Agile approach, originally developed by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland as a framework for developing, delivering, and sustaining complex products. Scrum is an adaptive and iterative approach focussing on creating products of the highest possible value. Scrum is described as ...

Insights | 06 August 2019

What is it that makes a project successful? Is it if the project comes in on time and on budget? If the product is built within scope? Or is it measured by customer satisfaction with the delivered product or service? Traditionally, project managers have measured and managed time, cost, quality and scope. But by focusing only on these elements, can we truly say whether a project ...

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