Before I close my series of posts on project risk I thought I should address a related topic: project opportunity. Risk management is concerned with potential unplanned events that impact a project negatively. In contrast, opportunity can have a positive affect on the project. Moreover, project opportunity should be managed in broadly the same way as project risk.
In this article we propose an Information Technology (IT) organisation design that is fit for the twenty-first century. An IT organisation design that is in tune with business, lean and effective. The model is a marriage of structural cybernetics and the core IT capabilities.
Yesterday I was accused — with some humour I may add — of being a “grumpy old man.”
In Leading Imperfect Change Martin Webster questioned the need to plan in detail when implementing large-scale change. Indeed he argued that detailed planning doesn’t guarantee success. In this post we look at change in complex systems and suggest that we must choose to lead change in new ways.
Last month I was fortunate to attend a leadership master class with Keith Grint. His presentation was about wicked problems and leadership. In this post I briefly explore one definition of leadership before introducing tame problems, critical problems, and wicked problems.