The old saying that the fish rots from the head provides a good analogy for why a culture of accountability is so important in project delivery.
Exceptional sponsors are the proverbial unicorn: Rare as hen’s teeth, highly valued if you can find one, and one of the most important assets you’ll ever have in delivering successful projects.
Innovation is fraught with risk so what can we learn from how two major global players manage the risk as well as the stakeholder experience of the journey?
There are important lessons and consequences for leaders beyond the financial sector and their teams in what happens when only the good news story is told.
Starting a project is easier than killing one and while no one likes to see a project die, there are some realities around the potential for success that means we have to ask the hard questions about viability and priorities.
In sport we hear about ‘defensive structure’ and ‘offensive agility’: Can you utilise and leverage both at the same time to seize unexpected opportunities in project delivery?
High profile projects attract a high level of scrutiny and this major Sydney infrastructure project is no exception.