Accelerating Change Programmes

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

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Healthcare needs more Scrum Masters

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

20/07/2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

Senior Leaders need to initiate and steer, not interfere

Initiating the right changes in organisations needs leaders to stand up and make difficult decisions and take responsibility for achieving these, significant leadership effort is required to do this. Once … Continue reading

08/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Why the most effective change happens off the organisation radar?

I’ve observed this phenomenum many many times and often wondered why there are deeply impressive changes happening away from the organisation mainstream. These small pockets of genuine transformational change seem … Continue reading

01/09/2015 · 1 Comment

The key concepts of successful Sprinting

We all need to speed up change. Generally, change happens far too slowly, resulting in overwhelming pressure to compromise to meet time pressures. I have seen this happen again and … Continue reading

11/08/2015 · 4 Comments

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

09/06/2015 · 4 Comments

Leadership – enabling greatness in others

In a recent HBR (Harvard Business Review) debate around the definition of leadership, the range of responses were vast. Indeed, there were completely opposite views on the subject. One of … Continue reading

10/05/2015 · Leave a comment
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