Techniques from design thinking can help solve even the hardest problems, through divergent thinking and keeping the end user at the centre of your solution.
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Dec 2013 – Nov 2019
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Take a look through our latest case studies. We think the results speak for themselves.
In some situations, the long view is actually the easiest bit to achieve, but knowing where and how to get started can be difficult. Having committed to an extensive 5-year program of work worth over $100 million, this client needed help with the getting started; they were struggling to break down their first year into manageable activities. Since each subsequent year’s funding was reliant on successful delivery of the current year’s projects threatening the entire tranche of work.
Sometimes the call comes when the project is already at the "thin edge of the wedge." The Project Lab was contacted for just such a project, with a client already dangerously close to realising serious business risks. The legacy version of their finance software was coming to end-of-life and they needed to move swiftly to avoid a problem impacting end of financial year business processing.
Running three months behind, missing key deadlines and with more than $1 million of future funding dependent on the project’s success, we called on the expertise of our entire Project Lab team to uncover the real blockers holding our client’s project back.
How to communicate effectively up to leadership and down to teams
Communicating effectively is an art. Managing it well can smooth the path to project success. And knowing how to plan communications effectively will help you be an even better project manager. But how do you communicate well to leadership and your teams? What hurdles might you face? And what are the elements of a good communication plan that gets everyone from the top down involved, engaged and supportive? As a project manager, 90% of your time is spent communicating. You plan every task and milestone in your project in detail, so make sure you give your communications with as much focus. A well thought out plan will free up you and the team to focus on other project deliverables.Read More
How to get the best value from data migration
A lot of projects include significant data migration. This is often part of an ERP implementation or systems upgrade. Data migration will be a core component of the move away from best-of-breed applications to an all-in-one solution. Or from an on-premise client server to a web-based cloud solution. Understanding your options for legacy data, what data to migrate, and what to assign to history, is going to mean a lot less pain for the business. And more importantly, a valuable dataset to take into the future. So ask yourself: what value are we going to get from the data we migrate? Are we migrating data consciously? Or just because we think we should? Let's look at some everyday experiences in tackling data migration.Read More