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Balancing risk and benefits to achieve effective change during projects.

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The 7 Worst Change and Project Management Fails to Avoid

8 August 2016   |   Project Management, Agile PM, Management and Business Improvement, Change Management, Project Management, PRINCE2, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management, Risk and Benefits Management, Risk Management

The 7 Worst Change and Project Management Fails to Avoid The worst project management fails are costly and embarrassing to the companies and individual professionals responsible. Here are 7 change and project management fails to avoid at all costs: 1. Poor or partial planning Planning in project management is crucial. As the saying goes, ‘a goal [...] Read more
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Agile success is up to a single Executive.

6 June 2016   |   Programme Management, Agile PgM, Risk and Benefits Management, Benefits Management, Risk and Benefits Management, Benefits Management, Managing Benefits, Programme Management

Agile success is up to a single Executive. Over many years I have come across numerous examples of both successful and unsuccessful project management implementations. Whether it was based on a PMBoK, APM or PRINCE2 method made no difference, they quietly thrived or noisily failed. The answer for a higher implementation success rate seems to [...] Read more

Consider Risk Management from Every Perspective

17 February 2016   |   Risk and Benefits Management, Risk Management, M_o_R, Risk and Benefits Management, Risk and Benefits Management, Risk Management

Understand; manage & mitigate your Risk! Over the years the responsibilities assigned to accountable officers and managers have increased and become more complex. One of the most critical of these responsibilities is the enabling of an environment for the management of institutional risk. Within this environment, those accountable have to ensure both the effective functioning […]

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Benefits Realisation Drives Enterprise Project Management

2 February 2016   |   Risk and Benefits Management, Benefits Management, Risk and Benefits Management, Benefits Management, Managing Benefits, Project Management, Risk and Benefits Management

Benefits Realisation Drives Enterprise Project Management In an increasingly challenging economic and political landscape, shareholders and citizens want more value for money. They want benefits, and it is up to the project managers, business owners and senior politicians to actively and enthusiastically engage in the pursuit of identifying and realising quantifiable, visible benefits. /WHY DO [...] Read more

Ignore the People Side of Change Management at your own Peril

10 December 2015   |   Management and Business Improvement, Change Management, Management and Business Improvement, Risk and Benefits Management, Risk Management

Ignore the People Side of Change Management at your own Peril When an organisation recognises the need for change management (and what organisation can afford not to?) and sets about implementing it, results in the current climate can often fall short of expectations. While change is seen to be installed and structures put in place, [...] Read more

Three Steps to Successful Benefits Realisation

1 December 2015   |   Risk and Benefits Management, Benefits Management, Risk and Benefits Management, Benefits Management, Managing Benefits, Portfolio Management, Risk and Benefits Management

Three Steps to Successful Benefits Realisation How many companies do you know that actively measure, track and report the benefits derived from projects and programmes? Possibly 1 in 8, at most, and yet the only reason we spend billions of project rands every year is to realise a gain on our investments, whether it’s an [...] Read more
Business Case

What are the tell-tale signs of an effective business case?

13 February 2015   |   Risk and Benefits Management, Better Business Cases, Risk and Benefits Management

An effective business case is important because it justifies the viability of a proposed project or business undertaking; ensuring that it is the right investment, affordable, achievable, within the risk tolerances, and it offers value for money to shareholders and customers. A good business case provides the evidence to support high-level decision-making and also assures […]

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