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Insights | 05 July 2017

~ formalises profession as a discipline and introduces post-MBA accreditation with ANU to drive industry best practice ~ Sydney, July 5 2017 - A group of experienced business transformation executives have established the Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association (AusTTA) to assist leaders and organisations better respond to today’s rapid change, including digital ...

Insights | 04 July 2017

If given the choice, more than 60% of Australians would work remotely. This 2016 survey[1], commissioned by the recruitment company Randstad, was broad-based, capturing the views of more than 10,000 workers. But for all the allure of a commute that takes you from your kitchen to workspace, managing remote project teams can be exceptionally challenging. Remote team management ...

Insights | 04 July 2017

Here’s a business question shaped in the form of a riddle: What do most large firms have in their org chart whose value is regularly questioned? Answer: The PMO, or Project Management Office. “I think there always has been and there will always be politics around it,” says Professor Lynn Crawford, Director of the Project Management Program at The University of Sydney, ...

Insights | 04 July 2017

Ideally a business transformation should start with the creation and validation of the right strategy, followed by strong execution that’s actively driven from the top. The transformation is led by a seasoned veteran appointed to the Executive with the mandate and authority to get the right people in the tent and address all decisions about personnel, investments and ...

Insights | 06 June 2017

Let’s be realistic – benefits don’t just get realised by themselves. In fact, benefits from programmes and projects are often not realised unless they, and the required business changes, are proactively managed during and typically post-initiative closure. We have all seen it, the dilemma when a programme or project is closed out: resources, decision makers and funding are ...

Insights | 06 June 2017

If we are being agile doesn’t that mean we just do? Or does it? Do we really need to do any estimating or planning if we are ‘agile’? Well, if you are working in a project utilising agile methods, the simple answer is: It is not just about ‘doing’ - agile approaches do not negate the need for estimating. It is essential that we develop appropriate estimates relative to ...

Insights | 06 June 2017

It recently made the news when the Australian government decided to formally audit all outside IT contracts worth more than $10 million, or about 100 individual projects. "This is more than a review, it’s ongoing oversight, and it will provide unprecedented visibility and centralised management of IT projects," announced Hon Angus Taylor MP, the Assistant Minister for Cities ...

Insights | 08 May 2017

Keeping your skills fresh is one of the best ways to stay relevant in a competitive job market. And even in softer recruitment cycles, possessing sought-after skills can impart an edge, including nailing that much-wanted (and deserved!) promotion. So why do so many people hit cruise control when it comes to acquiring new skills? (And sometimes at the worst possible time in ...

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