Something NEW is about to be revealed – but wait…

First let’s touch on the 2020/21 Federal budget. What a whopper! Money, big money, is being thrown at everything. I am not going to suggest that this is not an appropriate strategy in the current situation vis-a-vis: recovery from triple disasters (drought, fire & coronavirus); anomalies in the health system (general, emergency and aged); [...]

AgileSHIFT Principles Series Part 1: Tailor your Approach

Transformation is hard; often it is also necessary. This is the mantra behind AgileSHIFT, the latest best practice solution from AXELOS. Today organisations need to continually improve in order to meet customer’s expectations and avoid being disrupted. AgileSHIFT looks to help organisations to change the way they operate to meet this challenge. Like many [...]

Is the APS immune from disruption?

Disruptor: “an entity that changes the way an industry or sector operates, especially in a new, more effective and unexpected way. They may create a market where none existed before” - A guide to AgileSHIFT, 2018 Over the last couple of decades there have been a number of notable stories of organisations being disrupted [...]

Digital Transformation; Essential but Hard

Recently I presented a webinar along side Tom Lynam where we discussed digital transformation and some of the systemic challenges currently faced by organisations. While I got some early feedback that this topic already had a lot of content available, I wanted to write this post to share some of the key items we [...]

Leading Transformation – Practical Guidance from the Public Sector

The complexity and scale of business transformation taking place now is completely unprecedented, with huge changes taking place in all sectors – private, public and not for profit. While transformation through projects and programs is not new, it is important for any organization to invest in building their capability to successfully lead, manage and [...]

Defining Agile

As part of a previous role I once asked members of an online group how they would describe “Agile” to someone if they had 30 seconds to do so, for example giving an elevator pitch in a lift. My favourite response was; “I’d push the stop button”. But why do we struggle so much [...]

By |2019-11-25T05:54:40+11:00March 15th, 2019|Agile Culture, Agile Delivery, PRINCE2 Agile|0 Comments

Public sector agility requires good culture and proper governance

Almost everyone in Australia is aware of the banking royal commission. It issued an interim report about a month ago. The following extract from the report caught my eye: “Good culture and proper governance cannot be implemented by passing a law. Culture and governance are affected by rules, systems and practices but in the [...]

An (Agile) Planning Manifesto

I have been involved in project management for over 30 years. When I was first introduced to the discipline, I found it very exciting. The ability to conceive of a future, and then work with a team of people to see those ideas become real - turned into things that people use and value [...]

By |2019-11-25T05:55:34+11:00September 19th, 2018|Agile Culture, Agile Delivery, Digital Transformation|0 Comments

Agile to be used for implementation of the APS Review

As most of you know, an Independent Review of the Australian Public Service (APS) is underway. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 31 July 2018 (if you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to contribute here). The review will report in the first half of 2019. The scope of the review [...]

Deaf, Dumb and Digital

Digital transformation is great. The world is being disrupted. All the best companies are cool, they were only founded in the last few years, and don’t sell actual products. Social media equals success. The pace of change will only get faster. These are the messages coming from the Prime Minister down, and we’re lapping [...]

Go to Top