Accelerating Change Programmes

Seeking the approaches that enable faster change in the complex world of health and social care

Stop training our Project Managers to be process junkies

In the past I have been guilty of this, I’ve probably sent dozens of individuals to become process junkies, on either PRINCE2 or MSP courses, only to reinforce a way … Continue reading

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Are your change catalysts flourishing?

Look after them, they are the key to transformation. They are the ones who create momentum, engage people passionately, focus on the benefits, get people excited, challenge the existing status … Continue reading

31/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Healthcare needs more Scrum Masters

Scrum Masters are a role born out of a need to cope with complexity, thus the roleĀ  matches the capabilities that many in healthcare describe and then assign to theĀ  … Continue reading

20/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Do you have a HiPPO culture?

HiPPO is a completely new acronym for me, but it’s such a powerful concept that I felt I had to write about it, especially as it has such a detrimental … Continue reading

25/06/2017 · Leave a comment

More right than wrong

Reaching the end of an assignment is a good time to reflect and reinvent yourself ready for the next one. My most recent assignment has been seen by many as … Continue reading

22/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Vision Attraction

Recent national events remind me of the importance of Vision, not just any old vision, but one that people can be motivated by. Much is written by change experts about … Continue reading

19/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Owned Mediocrity, a Dilemna

Reflecting on an excellent piece of work that I’ve been involved with recently, it highlights an important question. This piece of work has been one of the largest pieces of … Continue reading

02/06/2017 · 3 Comments

The Absurdity of Control

Once again, I find myself in a world where the desire for control outweighs the body of evidence. The mistaken belief that more grip and stronger control mechanisms mean that … Continue reading

21/05/2017 · 2 Comments

Why Risk It

I find it ironic that traditional project management methodologies add risk to projects, especially when the methodologies spend so much time explaining how to manage risk. The traditional project management … Continue reading

24/04/2017 · Leave a comment

From the Process to the Relationship Age

Over my career I’ve encountered a lot of process based methodologies claiming to provide the silver bullet to successful change, none of which lived up to their claims. Undoubtedly, they … Continue reading

27/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Create Pace, Sweat the Small Stuff

Seems that small really is beautiful, small wins that is. The impact of small wins in change initiatives seems intuitive and evidence suggests it’s positive, but in the past, I … Continue reading

19/03/2017 · 1 Comment