The Joy of Effective Project Management – no, really, I mean it!
As a Learning & Development Consultant at =mc I have supported many organisations – from MS Society to the University of Reading to WWF UK – in developing their project management. Probably like many of you reading this, I also juggle several projects in the office.
6 top challenges to becoming a digital organization
Success with digital transformation requires different skills, workplace practices, organizational models and even cultures. Here are the six top barriers, according to Gartner.
Intangibles Now Drive More Productivity Than Tangibles - Perhaps via
I recently read Capitalism without Capital which I thought was a great book. Here is my review. It turns out that I have read a number of research papers and books over the last few years on the same kind of thread: how intangibles are becoming more valuable to organizations than tangibles are when it comes to driving productivity and growth. - by Andrew White
How to boost Europe’s digital economy
When historians try to make sense of our era, one word help sum things up – digital. Society and the economy are changing rapidly as digital technology is changing traditional business models and upending entire industries.
Hitachi Consulting Europe
Project management ninjas thrive here
When you think about the compelling article written in this recent CIO Magazine article, one can’t help but recognize the plight of many failed IT projects is due to poor project oversight. Calling out the fact of “administration is not management “ is all too accurate. Project managers in today’s world need to be able to step outside of their comfort zone.
PA Consulting Group
Higher education’s goal is to benefit society
Keith Burnett is absolutely right that our university system is in a mess, but less so in suggesting that “no one knows what to do about it” (“British universities face a crisis of over-ambitious expansion”, August 1).The root of the problem is not increased participation, but the apparent acceptance that higher education is all about the money, both for students and providers.
Turner and Townsend
Turner & Townsend: techniques for projects to increase capital confidence
Embedding a discipline within the project organisation to look at how well all the categories of costs and expenditure are being managed is a must says Turner & Townsend.
Four goals of agile documentation: Part two
This is the second article in a two-part series looking at agile documentation. Read Part One here. In this article, I’ll touch on the probably most frequently asked question with regards to documentation: How do you keep it up to date?
Transforming Customer Pain Points
Many businesses forget that their true purpose is to solve customer problems and instead continue to think in terms of selling existing products and services.
Four goals of Agile documentation: Part one
“Working software over comprehensive documentation” is one of the Agile Manifesto’s four value statements. You may well be one of those people who believe that documentation is a waste of effort because it’s outdated as soon as it’s created. You might believe that your code is self-documenting or that UML diagrams belong in the 90s. But it’s a mistake to think there’s no value in documentation.
Fertile data: why building quality into your process is important
When it comes to data quality, most technologists are familiar with the adage “Garbage in, garbage out”; and yet today, most organisations appear to be content with wallowing in junk. Just 3% of organisations examined by Harvard Business Review had data that met basic quality standards.
5 network threats facing retail - and how to fight them
Digital networks are now the backbone of every retail operation. But they are also a very attractive target for cyber criminals. Paul Leybourne of Vodat International examines the key cyber security threats facing retailers – and how they can better protect their businesses.
7 Tips To Design Winning Digital Transformation Strategies
Digital transformation remains a hot topic. However, transformation efforts are meeting with mixed results. Over 60 percent of companies Lopez Research surveyed strongly agreeing with the statement "Our digital transformation efforts are moving slower than expected." Successful digital transformation efforts require a company to operate its business effectively while simultaneously navigating people, process and technology changes.
Moorhouse Consulting: A forward look to post-Brexit Britain
Brexit has been dominating the public consciousness, Commons’ discussions and newspaper headlines since the Leave vote; and, this week has brought us the Whitepaper which has set out the UK’s Economic partnership with the EU post-Brexit.
Can’t get your partners to focus? Blame your data, not your culture
Let’s face it:Consulting is a hit-and-run industry.You turn up, work out the best response (to a problem or an opportunity), steer your client through the tricky decision-making process, and—if you’re lucky and very good at what you do—play a short-term role in implementation...
Agile evolution starting with teams, scaling across programs/portfolio, and now for the enterprise
Many years have passed since Agile has become a household name globally in IT. Large organisations which previously worked in very traditional ways have now been on the journey to achieve Agility for many years. This journey has typically commenced at the grass roots in software development teams, and then has scaled up to multiple teams using agile to run large programs.
Introduction to the endorsement of transactions in a business network
Endorsement is an important part of the network consensus algorithm in the IBM Blockchain Platform. This post explores the meaning of endorsement, how it relates to participating organisations in a blockchain network, and the underlying technical process.
Why a bigger security budget won't prevent an attack: Here's a better approach
Enterprises must take a risk-based approach to stop cybercriminals, rather than only throwing money at the problem, according to Gartner.
What’s your organisation doing about conduct from the top?
It has long been recognised that a critical principle of good governance and compliance is the implementation, promotion and communication of the right tone at the top. It is the fundamental groundwork in setting a company’s culture and is arguably the most important principle in the prevention and detection of bribery and unethical conduct.
PA Consulting Group
How do we get our culture to allow ideas to flourish?
Ideas flourish when we speak honestly and embrace uncertainty, argues PA Consulting's Hsiu Mei Wong