Fail to engage your sponsors and you will fail to deliver the project. Making assumptions on the enthusiasm of your sponsors is fatal. At best you’ll be missing vital support, at worst you’ll need to manage a destructive force.
The burning platform, an analogy for action that cannot be avoided and a strong indicator of a company that doesn’t know how to change.
Reading the current output of the major research organisations, it’s clear that we are navigating a time of change. Understanding the challenges we face, the need for agility in leveraging opportunities presented and addressing rapidly evolving threats requires a shift in the way we currently view change. Continue reading Continuous Change – Is this our destination?
I’ve noticed a recent trend for internal communications teams to publish articles, videos and messages asking for less communications. Aside from irony of these efforts’ methods, which we can leave until another day, this raises an interesting question: do we really have too much communication?
A body will preserve its velocity and direction so long as no force acts on it.
We learn this principal long before we learn the law that describes it. We instinctively understand this for physical objects around us, and for ourselves. We prepare our hand to catch a fast moving object, we anticipate the outcome of two cars heading towards impact, we play on a pinball machine.
During a recent conversation with a project manager, we covered the lifecycle of the Statement of Work (SoW). We discussed the usual ground of the challenge in collecting the habits, old wives’ tales and superstitious practices that makes up a sizeable percentage of working processes and got to the stage of discussing the move of this work to a new provider.