Accelerating Change Programmes

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

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 experience. The mistaken belief that more grip and stronger control mechanisms mean that complex change happens … 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

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
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