Pilot deployment is often a fast-tracked way of getting new technology introduced into an organisation, usually within a particular department or business unit. The intent is to leverage the success of the pilot to deploy into a full-scale implementation. Continue reading
A key characteristic of transformation programs that sets them apart from most other large scale projects is that they tend to run for years rather than months, requiring a sustained effort and focus over a long period of time. Continue reading
Effective assurance identifies potential issues and corrective action, opportunities for improvement and important lessons. Done properly, assurance is one of the most positive actions you can take to ensure the success of your projects and the achievement of their benefits. Continue reading
There is an on-going industry debate and confusion within the project management profession about the true role definition of Business Analysts (BAs) and that of Subject Matter Experts (SME).
While planning may be viewed as an art and scheduling as a science, it’s the way art and science meet that enables a high level of certainty in project delivery. And though planning and scheduling have many similarities, they are distinctly different functions in project management. Continue reading
Project managers are often drafted into projects based on their relevant technical background. The intent is to mitigate risk of a knowledge gap and to ensure that subject matter expertise is readily available in the project. Continue reading
In the 21st Century “it is not really important what individuals know on their own, but rather what they can do with others in a collaborative way to effectively add value to the enterprise” . 
When you think about how work gets done nowadays it is usually in the context of multidisciplinary project teams rather than business as usual operations. Continue reading