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 – Dec 2019
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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.
A simple explanation of the time/cost/quality triangle and why it matters
The project management triangle. The scope triangle. The quality triangle. The iron triangle. However, you refer to the shape, time, cost and quality are the three constraints or trade-offs you need to balance to meet your project’s objectives. Why does it matter? In short, a change in the scope of any of the constraints will affect the others. So learning how to balance the three elements will help you adapt to change, prioritise project milestones, and make better decisions. This little triangle… it’s kind of a big deal.Read More
How human-centred design problem-solving can get your project back on track
We've all experienced the Project Management nightmare scenario. You're managing a data migration project, for example, and halfway through your well-oiled execution, the project delivery date is brought forward two months. And the core requirements change. If you carry on with your original plan, you're not going to meet your objectives, so you need to do something a little radical to stay on target. It's time for a quick deep-dive into human-centred design — what if you forgot about the technical side of your solution, and instead focussed on the end-user? The people in the business who would use the tool/data/outcome in their everyday jobs. With the right people in the room, some smart, divergent thinking, and keeping the end-user at the centre of your solution, you can navigate your way to project success.Read More