4 Things I learnt from Introducing an Agile Mindset to a Healthcare PMO
Over the past 10 months I have been lucky enough to partner with a progressive thinking New Zealand District Health Board (DHB) and experiment with how developing an Agile mindset might benefit the delivery of an NZ Healthcare PMO.
It’s long been rumoured that to save costs McDonald’s uses ground worms as filler in their beef patties. This rumour dates back to 1978 but still regularly does the rounds on the internet and social media still today.
Is Continuous Transformation the new norm? When I started in project management “Run the business” (Operations) and “Change the business” (Projects) were considered as very separate sides of the same coin.
Do we place too much emphasis on Project Status reports? #Project status reports have long been seen as the lifeblood of information flow between Project Managers, Steering Committees, #PMO, and the org at large.
A while ago I watched an organisation carry out a project pipeline prioritisation. The Executive Leadership Team unanimously agreed on their strategic targets and measures, they universally agreed on the different weightings set for each target.
Something has been troubling me about Project Management maturity. It’s not new news that project failure rates have been static for some time & #transformation programme success rates are a paltry 30%.
So what’s the PMO’s Value Prop? That’s the question a CEO of a major Healthcare organisation once asked me when I was in the initial stages of helping revitalise their existing PMO. It is an incredibly astute question as it cuts to the heart of what value/ benefit she could expect to get from engaging with their PMO.
Milvio D and I continue to collaborate to simplify complex #projectmanagement themes. In this post, we look at how to write a #risk description using the event-cause-impact structure so both the cause and the symptoms are redressed.
Many #organisations struggle with #Benefits #Management as a concept. So in a collaboration with Milvio D, we challenged ourselves to develop a simple infographic explaining the basics of Benefits Management.
There are so many different PMO Office types and functions available that an organisation can set-up. In this series of informative videos from ValueKey, we look at the different structures and value that these office types bring their organisation.
ValueKey was involved in the process of supporting a large public sector client in their COVID-19 BCP response by running their COVID-19 Management Office. This opportunity has given us some clear “lessons learned” that we were keen to share with other organisations managing their own COVID-19 responses.
Why use just one Project Methodology on a project when you can combine the best bits of multiple methods? its called “Method-Melding”. Projects Teams are looking to tailor the delivery method and approach they use to the different types of projects they deliver rather than slavishly following a single prescribed Project Methodology.
At ValueKey we are big on helping other project and PMO professionals thrive. So, in the spirit of sharing, we are giving away FREE a key tool that we consistently use to help clients when setting up PMO’s and EPMO’s.
Progressive organisations are empowering Project Teams to self-select the most appropriate project delivery method or combination of delivery methods to deliver their particular project. The focus is on the project outcome, not the delivery approach.
The role of the PMO / EPMO is rapidly changing and forward-thinking PMO’s Leaders are responding to their changing organization’s needs. Nex Gen PMO’s are embracing innovation, design thinking, method-melding and Agile delivery.
Some once said that “sport imitates life” or something to that effect. Like a goalkeeper who cops it for letting in a late goal despite the fact that the goal scorer had expertly weaved their way through 10 defenders first before putting it past the keeper.