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Insights | 09 April 2019

Quick riddle: What is something that everyone wants, yet few of us manage to achieve? There are probably many great answers to this question, but a top candidate is definitely work-life balance. A poll[1] of 3,000 Australians by SEEK (which runs a portfolio of employment, education and volunteer companies) found work-life balance was the number one consideration for those ...

Insights | 09 April 2019

We’ve all heard the joke about the consultant who takes your watch then charges to tell you the time. But did you know, the Australian consulting industry generated $5bn last year, grew by over 7% and employed over 130,00 people? It should therefore be asked what is the future of consulting in Australia? More and more, consulting companies are being asked to demonstrate real ...

Insights | 09 April 2019

What does enterprise agility mean? Is your organisation ‘agile’? Or do you experience ‘pockets’ of teams ‘doing agile’? Enterprise Agility This can be defined as: “The ability of an organisation to move and adapt quickly in response to shifting customer and market needs.” AgileSHIFT, AXELOS, 2018 Considering this definition: Does your organisation, ...

Insights | 09 April 2019

Governance, management and control of projects is no easy feat. Producing Steering Committee Papers is no different. To note, for the purpose of this article I am assuming that the C-Suite sit on the Steering Committee. Too often I have been handed thick reams of paper, looked over hundreds of pages and expected to digest and decipher the information in a very short space of ...

Insights | 22 March 2019

Employee engagement and the wellbeing of our team is something we, at PM-Partners, take seriously. We see it as a competitive differentiator when it comes to attracting top talent, which is the cornerstone of successful engagements with our clients. Our people create our culture, which delivers successful outcomes for our clients. PM-Partners participated in the Gallup G12 ...

Insights | 15 March 2019

In today’s business world, the only constant is change. And while that can create tension in organisations, effective change management can help smooth the waters. Many programmes start with a change management plan and jump straight into creating templates and documents. As this is born from a methodology-heavy approach, it may not be the most effective. By starting with the ...

Insights | 15 March 2019

Agile. Agility. What really is agile? What are the values, 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 philosophy and the twelve principles of the Agile ...

Insights | 15 March 2019

In an ever-changing world, companies are compelled to continually review their approach towards achieving business strategy success if they are to compete and stay relevant in the market. A surprising (and worrying) global statistic affecting executives today is that regardless of which strategic methodology they use, 40% of that strategy’s value will be lost due to a ...

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