Accelerating Change Programmes

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

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

The Disrupter who made us Great

Recently, I witnessed a wonderous thing, an incredibly high performing team delivering a complex piece of work at pace. However, the situation didn’t start well and there are some tough … Continue reading

15/09/2016 · Leave a comment

In an uncertain world, are you taking your opportunities?

Risk management in project management has become a byword for trying to control risks that threaten a successful project, however if risk is about uncertainty then in my experience a … Continue reading

14/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Beware the ‘Sea of Green’

How confident are you when you see a ‘sea of green’ on a project or programme progress report? The answer is probably more confident than you should be, the project … Continue reading

01/06/2016 · Leave a comment

The Delay Eliminator (Sprint Story 1)

Ever been in need of a method that eliminates significant delay in your projects, if so, this is the story of my first ever sprint, which did exactly that. This … Continue reading

04/04/2016 · Leave a comment

Governance – critical for acclerating change

Recent events have reminded me of the importance of governance and how easy it is to be distracted by other things. When governance is unclear, the impact on the pace … Continue reading

21/03/2016 · Leave a comment

How to Accelerate Change In The Complex World of Health and Social Care

The NHS has made enormous progress in the quality of care since it’s creation in 1948, average life expectancy has risen by around 15 years during this period, and many … Continue reading

08/03/2016 · Leave a comment

When performance management kills change

One the biggest issues facing the health sector today is being able to effect transformational change while austerity bites and organisations come under increasing pressure to balance finances and service … Continue reading

07/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Sprints; an approach to accelerate change

Genuine change in health and social care is complex, unpredictable, time consuming and very difficult to achieve. As outlined in a previous post on Sprinting, sprints are an approach  that … Continue reading

10/01/2016 · 2 Comments