Lessons learnt from 15 years Transforming Top Brands

Is your Business Mental Health Sound? Imagine a Vision for 2025 to meet a part of your Mission through delivering products into a Service for your Market. How do you get there, safely, at pace, without risk? This could be: • Digital Transformation (Cloud, Blockchain, AI, Big data, Cyber…) • Organisational Transformation (Changing and sharpening your Service) • Business Transformation (outside the above) but how do you get there? Your Board may be nervous, Sponsor … Continued

Figure of 8 – Products

Products    To manage all projects (planned and in flight), you need a list of existing and future products.  They are positioned on a roadmap, depicting the journey to the vision. APPROACH:  We need to define both the products that make money (eg an App for ecommerce) and the products that get them there (eg the infrastructure that holds the App).  The products sit within the business case, balancing investment and benefits.  Once approved, a … Continued

Figure of 8 – Business Need

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Business Need   You must understand your forecast P&L for the next 3 to 5 years, so that strategy, resource capacity and capability can be planned. Business Need defines the demand and is used to create the vision which is linked to all the project deliverables and products.  The vision can easily be defined as a “postcard from the future”, that explains your path to deliver your targets, as if you are there already.    This … Continued

Figure of 8 – Strategy

Strategy   Organisations need a clear vision that the sponsor, stakeholders and project team have created together and agreed upon.  The Strategy is the pivot in the process, aligning to the market, with clear  product specifications; while also segmenting into deliverable targets. The mechanism to control this is the portfolio selection process that selects segments for scoped projects. The Board will want to: feed the corporate business plan into the forecast Profit and Loss account, … Continued

Figure of 8 – Project & Project

PROGRAMME / PROJECT DELIVERY   This stage has three diagrams at a high, medium and detailed level that define the process at different levels. High level – conceptual to allow links to other components in the organisation Medium level – provides easy view of end to end process Detailed level – checklist of tasks to ensure successful project Moving into Practical tips from detailed theory? Did you find project management easy to get to grips … Continued