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MSP Survival Guide for SROs – Programme Business Case

MSP Survival Guide for Senior Responsible Owners has been written specifically for you (the SRO), full of helpful advice to make your hectic life easier There are many reasons why programmes fail, but failure to grasp the scale of the change being delivered and weak leadership of the programme teams are often contributing factors. As […]

Delivering world class project delivery at Network Rail

 Lets face it, for many people Network Rail is their least favourite organisation, most of us have a tale of misery (we have) about a train journey. What most of us don’t know is that Network Rail is one of the biggest project delivery organisations in the world, investing billions of pounds annually to recover […]

Fresh look – P3M v Corporate risk interfaces

Welcome to another one of our Fresh Look, these are a series of articles taking a look at common topics to try to come up with some new ideas and insight into problems that seem to repeat themselves across many organisations. In this article we look at the dysfunctional relationship between an organisation’s corporate risk […]

Seven Deadly Sins – Business Case Management

Continuing our series of blogs: Seven Deadly Sins that lead to regular and highly predictable failure on a range of topics. Today we are focusing on Business Case Management, an organisational ritual that doesn’t seem to stem the tide of failure, despite the enormous amounts of time spent preparing them.  Failing to maintain the business case. […]

Brexit – The worst transformation programme ever

Don’t worry – this isn’t a politically biased post, it is looking at the Brexit programme – not the rights and wrongs. Back on the 30th June 2016 – we posted this optimistic view on what could be a wonderful example of British best practice to the world, delivering Brexit using MSP,  I even included […]

Real Madras Forever

  Six months ago we were approached by a bunch of overweight chaps who needed a sponsor for their football team. Not an overly attractive proposition that would appeal to the average company looking to boost its image, but not being your average company, we looked into it a bit deeper. The group were part […]

Lewis Hamilton – business change manager extraordinaire

There was a radio interview last week with the Mercedes team principal explaining how Lewis Hamilton was heavily involved in the technical development and the amount of time he spent with the construction team. This has made for a great analogy for people trying to understand how the BCM role in Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) […]

Agile project management – 5 lessons for the unwary

Over the last year or two we have reviewed a number of programmes and projects that are using an “agile” approach. There are a number of common problems which have come to light that should be of interest to any organisation setting out on an agile endeavour for the first time. Agile, Lean or project […]