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The Question Every Project Team Should Answer

Many projects fail because they are launched without a clearly articulated reason why they’re being pursued. Exploring the four dimensions of a compelling “why statement” can improve a project’s chances of success. Source: The Question Every Project Team Should Answer Why Why Matters The why statement is a pivotal element in any project’s brand. Without … Continue reading

The Power of Being Your Best – Lolly Daskal | #Leadership and Personal Development | Lolly Daskal

Great article on inspiring and getting the most from your teams. The Power of Being Your Best – Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | Lolly Daskal. Align with the best. Bring real meaning to your mission and purpose. Show appreciation. Give freedom. Pay attention. Have a common cause. Make service your central focus. … Continue reading

Are you working on the right things?

Is your IT Organisation wasting time and money on what seem like high priorities, but are not actually moving the business forward? During my years as an IT Leader I have concluded that it is very easy for people to have the right intentions but end up doing the wrong things. This is especially true … Continue reading

Strong CIO, C-suite Relationships Drive Growth [CIO Dashboard article]

Excellent article by Chris Curran at CIO Dashboard on the results of PwCs recent study of 1,100 business and technology executives. It highlighted that companies with C-suite executives who consistently collaborate with the CIO are much more likely to outperform the competition. Or put another way, in the top performing companies the CIO had strong relationships with ALL members of … Continue reading

HBR Article: Ten Ways to Get People to Change

Excellent article on HBR in changing people’s behaviors which is key to change management. Read the full article at HBR by clicking the link “Ten Ways to Get People to Change“. A brief summary is below. 1. Embrace the power of one – focus on one behavior to change at a time. 2. Make it … Continue reading

The Importance of Change Leadership – Beyond “Step Models of Change”

Why is strong leadership so important to the success of change programs? Why do so many change efforts fail or dwindle without committed leadership? “Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better”. Harry S Truman (1884 – 1972) Pettigrew & Whipp (1991) summarise in their “Receptive Contexts for Change” … Continue reading

Why are IT projects Change Management time bombs?

A quick test for you: which of the following two projects has the biggest change management challenge? …. A $100 million new manufacturing production line …..or a $1 million IT software project The manufacturing production line is mostly about pieces of machinery and training a small number of people how to run it. Change Management … Continue reading

Change Management (Part 3b) – Success with IT Change

Why does change management lead to the failure of so many IT projects? What causes them to be particularly vulnerable and what can be done about it? This final article in the series draws on the conclusions from the previous articles and additional material to look at the drivers of successful IT related change. Before … Continue reading

Change Management (Part 3a) – Change Capability

How can IT change be more successful? Do I just follow John Kotter – “Leading Change” and all will be well? You might not be surprised to hear me say that it is not that easy…… this series of articles continues with a look beyond step models of change and then concludes with a closer … Continue reading

Change Management (Part 2) – Step Models of Change

Change Management is critical to the success of any business alteration, particularly IT projects, and must be carefully planned to achieve the desired results. This is the second article in a series of three which takes a look at the circumstances for success and compares step models for implementing change. The first article in this … Continue reading

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