Making Project Management simple, repeatable and hybrid
  • Lean3 for P3

    Projects, Pgms, Portfolios

  • Build your Project Factory

    Ensure repeatable success

  • Steps to Agility

    Hybrid Project Management

  • Lean3 for P3

    Projects, Pgms, Portfolios

  • Build your Project Factory

    Ensure repeatable success

  • Steps to Agility

    Hybrid Project Management

Aim high to build a high performance team

In today’s fast moving world, most organisations have a large change agenda. Do you have more projects to run than people to run them? Are you forced to use inexperienced staff to run key projects? One response to this challenge is to look at best-practice frameworks like Prince2 for Project Management, or MSP for Programme […]

Aim high to build a high performance team

In today’s fast moving world, most organisations have a large change agenda. Do you have more projects to run than people to run them? Are you forced to use inexperienced staff to run key projects? One response to this challenge is to look at best-practice frameworks like Prince2 for Project Management, or MSP for Programme […]

Four profiles of programme management actors

Win-win with MSP in Madrid I’ve spent the week in Madrid training people from a telecoms company on Programme Management. The company has four types of people it needs to train. The training is based on MSP, the Programme Management framework from OGC. In broad terms, MSP targets transformational programmes. These deliver change. They change […]

Focus on transformation not PMOs

How a focus on business transformation programme gave the right PMO solution I recently spent a couple of days with a fast growing hi-tech company in snowy Stockholm.I was invited to help them with their PMO deployment, but it soon became clear that their urgent needs were based on an upcoming business change. They needed […]

A long term vision for PMOs

A bonus for a Danish public sector organisation In November, I was in Copenhagen to work with people from the IT side of a large Danish public sector organisation The plan was to focus on training about PMOs, but we went much further. They got their training but they also got a bonus. The training […]

Product Based Planning: lean or not lean?

A recent survey of Prince2 users showed that Product Based Planning is their favourite part of Prince2 – without it, Prince2 would not be Prince2, they said. It’s their favourite, but is it lean? Product Based Planning is essentially lean for several reasons.• It focuses on the end deliverable• The product breakdown structure is a good means […]

Reduce Powerpoint to reduce waste

Lean or not lean? How many hours per week does your project team spend on powerpoint? Powerpoint generates waste in various ways. • Team members waste hours and days writing powerpoints. • Planners waste time reconciling powerpoint pictures with real plans• Project teams waste time in meetings watching vacuous, brain-numbing powerpoints which don’t generate clarity or new ideas. […]

Lean: multi-functional project teams

Lean or not lean? I’m struggling to get multi-functional teams working in our programme. Today, our programme organisation mirrors the current business teams (the BAU “silos”). In the coming months we have some major deliverables to produce, where all functional teams must cooperate. With today’s organisation, the teams can’t readily plan their work, as they […]

CMMI + Prince2 = a pathway to process improvement

IntroThis case study explains how a QA team used part of CMMI to measure – and enhance – the success of a Prince2 implementation in the IT division of a large European bank. The choice of CMMI PPQA as the QA toolkit (rather than a Prince2 based QA toolkit) was advantageous, as it allowed the […]

OGC Best Management Practice – Prince2 News

OGC Best Management Practice – Prince2 News: “PRINCE2 2009 Launched – 16 June 2009” Major changes to Prince2. Good news, as this brings some improvements, such as a separate Prince2 manual designed for the executive and the project board. But we need time to digest the new version and understand the effort needed to bring […]

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