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Insights | 06 February 2019

Welcome to your 2019. With one month gone already, I think we all return the office after our summer break with a mixture of thoughts about how we might scale that mountain again to achieve even better results in our organisation. At PM-Partners, we look at external market forces and assess what might happen within client operating environments. This allows us to gauge how they ...

Insights | 31 January 2019

As agile development methods continue to grow throughout nearly all industry verticals, it is worth noting how frequently the term “Agile PMO” is mentioned. Although intended to be used in a positive sense, the term itself is, in fact, flawed at best and downright damaging at worse. While the continuing growth of agile methods is certainly a positive, personal experience ...

Insights | 31 January 2019

Agile. Agility. What really is agile? What are the values, the philosophy, mindset or agile way of thinking? What agile methods, tools and techniques are available? What are the common agile roles? These are some of the topics we will explore in a series of articles looking at demystifying agile. Here we look at the Agile Manifesto and the four values that form the basis of the ...

Insights | 12 December 2018

Agile’s influence on the project management industry continues to flourish. More organisations and project professionals than ever are embracing Agile tools and frameworks as they aim to increase the success of, and return on investment, from projects and other change initiatives. Since its introduction in 2010, Agile Project Management (AgilePM) from the Agile Business ...

Insights | 06 December 2018

The modern workplace is changing and changing fast. A 2018 survey by blog TechNative found 43 percent of Australian organisations are testing technologies in service of larger business transformations[1]. The race is on. Automation is sparking a rise in new, non-routine jobs, while the percentage of part-time work and other flexible work arrangements continues to climb. We ...

Insights | 05 December 2018

In the American TV show Veep, the lead character, Selena Meyer, adopts the phrase "Continuity and Change" as the slogan for her presidential campaign. While that was meant to be satirical, the reality of today's business world is that the only thing you can expect to be continuous is the need to change. Successfully navigating business transformation is critical as companies find ...

Insights | 05 December 2018

Project recovery is the act of saving a failing project from loss and “restoring it to usefulness,” according to the Project Management Institute[1] But how does recovery happen? According to experts, it is not easy, but it can be done. Start by re-focusing on the fundamentals. Dig into the root causes. Understand when a project can be saved and when it can’t — or ...

Insights | 22 October 2018

I run regular engagement sessions with the staff at PM-Partners. These sessions keep everyone up to date on how our business is going, alongside our challenges and wins. These sessions are a fantastic opportunity for all to engage directly with each other. At a recent session I was asked, “What is the greatest vulnerability to our business?” While every CEO would determine ...

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