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Insights | 01 August 2018

Too often, discussions around change management centre on top-down people management — what do leaders need to say and do for effective change management to stick? But what about individual contributors? Despite not having direct reports, these workers, often found at the senior level and with high levels of subject-matter expertise, are a critical spoke in making the wheels ...

Insights | 01 August 2018

Perspective-expanding topics were no surprise at Agile Australia 2018 (AgileAus), but one in particular caught our eye for its unique approach. It introduced the concept of the "Human Full Stack"[1], which takes the so-called “full stack” (all layers of software development) and applies it to how teams can thrive during highly disruptive times. This model, presented by James ...

Insights | 01 August 2018

Transformation success requires fundamental changes in how business is conducted to cope with the shifts in the market environment. Of course, transformation needs to start from the top and the Board brings unique value to successful transformations. Boards add value by creating clarity around the growth agenda and letting the senior leadership team pursue that agenda. They ...

Insights | 09 July 2018

Today, PM-Partners group has launched their ‘Red Socks’ (#FeetUp4Charity) campaign. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness and money for their nominated charities, The Black Dog Institute and the Animal Rights and Rescue Group. So, how can you get involved? Branded red socks will be available for purchase (gold coin donation) in our Sydney training ...

Insights | 03 July 2018

In a perfect world, projects would align with the strategic objectives of the business and deliver benefits as promised. All known risks would be fully accounted for and appropriately hedged against upfront. This is obviously way too rosy to be real. But what if the business risks of the future can’t be quantified - or managed at all, meaningfully - using traditional project ...

Insights | 02 July 2018

People are the critical contributors to the value of a business offering, it’s the reality of the world we live in today. Your people are the centre of organisational performance. Every market leader knows that talent unlocks competitive advantage. That said, with the speed of change and companies constantly evolving to be competitive, the relationship between leaders and their ...

Insights | 27 June 2018

I recently attended the Agile Australia event in Melbourne where PM-Partners sponsored a presentation on the importance of fit-for-purpose governance being baked into agile engagements. The calibre of individuals and quality of thinking at the conference was impressive and confirmed what we are seeing in the marketplace: Business Agility has matured significantly, and ...

Insights | 27 June 2018

My role provides me with the opportunity to brief at numerous conferences around Australia and a question I pose to the audience from time to time is, “Can you remember your favourite school teacher?” The answer is always a resounding ‘yes’, each and every person in the room can remember their favourite teacher. Why? Why did this individual have such an influence? How ...

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