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Insights | 22 January 2020

SAFe is a framework for scaling Lean, Agile and DevOps across an enterprise, helping cross-functional teams collaborate more effectively. It was originally referred to as the ‘Agile Enterprise Big Picture’ (Agile Software Requirements, Dean Leffingwell). The Big Picture focussed on leveraging Agile and Lean approaches and applying them at the team, programme and portfolio ...

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 ...

Insights | 24 October 2019

Change is something that many of us dread. But why do we do this, when it is such a consistent part of our lives? Let’s consider the well-known book Who Moved My Cheese. If you haven’t read it, we highly recommend doing so (it’s short enough to read in a taxi ride to the airport). To get us up to speed, the book goes a little something like this: it’s a story of two ...

Insights | 24 October 2019

It is a common argument that one of the greatest blockers to organisational agility is middle management in a traditional, hierarchal organisation. The argument goes that this middle layer, typically on a decent salary with a high level of job security and financial responsibilities, are comfortable in the current status quo. This layer can block or hinder movement towards change ...

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