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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 ...

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 ...

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