4 out of 5 Information Systems projects fail to realise even 50% of the originally identified benefits.” Source: Management Today.
The major reason any project is given a green-light by executives is they deliver benefits to the business. So why is it that so many projects fail to deliver their identified benefits?
Continue reading “Benefits…. what benefits? 10 ways to make sure you achieve your project benefits.” →
Any major change program brings with it stress and uncertainty for the people impacted. They are nervous about the unknown and unsure of their futures and whether they will be able to survive and thrive in the proposed new world. To get everyone to accept the changes, and actively participate, you need to lighten the mood and increase engagement using some fun change strategies. Here are ten strategies that were hugely successful in a recent major program of work. Continue reading “10 ways to put fun into your change program” →
The way we teach entrepreneurs is changing radically and this new approach of Embedded Learning will prove to be as disruptive for businesses and education as Uber is for the taxi industry. Continue reading “Embedded Learning – disruptive education for entrepreneurs” →
Building a successful change management program is all about sweating the small stuff. As people going through change and move from where they are today to where you want them to be, you need to ensure they are ready, willing and able to operate in the new world. This means using the right building blocks to achieve success.
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At one time or another we have all had that boss that we could never seem to please. They seemed to challenge everything we did and kept us going from pillar to post trying to figure out how to satisfy them. You may have muttered a couple of words under your breath which are probably unprintable here as they continually reminded you that your work was not up to scratch, demanding you start again and get it right this time! All you wished for was a nice easy going boss. But that #$^% of a boss may actually have been the best thing for you. Continue reading “Is your boss too nice?” →
Change management is often referred to as a soft discipline and its disciples as tree huggers. The tangible benefits it provides a project are frequently questioned with many a senior executive, and yes even CEOs, dismissing it as an unnecessary part of delivering a project. No wonder McKinsey Consulting research found that over 70% of projects fail to deliver their original benefits. The science behind change now demands it be given greater attention when planning any project. Continue reading “The science behind managing change” →
Banking is banking, right? So how did a small team establish a new brand for famous customers (sports people and entertainers) in a highly competitive and commoditised market and achieve an amazing $1 billion dollars in funds under management in less than two years? Welcome to the highly profitable world of segmentation. Continue reading “How the famous bank – a spotlight on segmentation.” →
Business cases can often be challenging to write but are key to ensuring your project gets off to a good start. So what should and shouldn’t be included in a business case?
Here are 10 questions you need to ask yourself, your stakeholders and suppliers to ensure you build a complete picture of the project and keep in mind that if you can’t find the answers you need to seriously consider whether to continue. Continue reading “10 questions you need to answer for a successful business case.” →
There is a disruptive learning revolution happening all around us, one which we may not have noticed. It’s pervasive, with billions of people already on board. It is progressing with an unstoppable momentum, yet its impact appears not to have been fully appreciated. This change is directly related to the global adoption of Google, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and will continue to grow at an ever increasing pace. Continue reading “The Google Factor has changed the way we learn” →
Mention change to most people and they will quickly tell you they hate it closely followed by the often used phrase ‘nobody likes change’, however we all love change we just don’t realise it. Continue reading “Nobody likes change……..they love it!” →