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What is VUCA?

No it’s not Spock. The world is a dynamic place. We are constantly being challenged with change. Increasingly, how to respond to those challenges is being explained by people with smart insights. One thing is for sure; you cannot choose not to change when the world around you changes. Response to change is mandatory. The …

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Business Cases and Soap Powder?

Many Business Cases suffer twice over. I’ll leave discussion of the more important to near the end and say the smaller but still very significant problem is that most Business Cases are justifications of projects; no business case should be a justification of the project it describes. What the business case should be is a …

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Scope is Quality

Confusing words often show us where there are poorly understood concepts lurking below the surface. One such area is scope and quality (yes one area). Problems with both the labels ‘scope’ and ‘quality’ are grounded in the same simple fact: they have two parallel equally valid but different definitions. Both the titles are the same …

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Post-It™ Planning

Just about every project management training course espouses the self-adhesive sticky-note as a planning tool. Do you actually plan with them? You should do! Roots Sometimes the roots of accepted wisdom are lost. Let us review in order that unspoken assumptions are replaced by explicit reasoning. Social Planning Planning is a social affair. When done …

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