Ref, my stakeholders are offside

As in football, once a colleague is in an offside position, it is difficult to score a goal. Likewise, poor stakeholder engagement is one of the most common reasons why projects fail. When things don’t get done, a project can quickly stop playing ball. Stakeholder management is all about keeping everyone onside, with effective communication, clear actions, monitoring and regular reviews.

The Pelicam databank of project transformation has identified the key roles involved in change and key messages- and problems - regarding stakeholder engagement, based on our real-world experience of delivering more than 200 change initiatives.

Posted on May 10, 2018 .

The Pelicam (oh no, not another) GDPR Briefing

At the risk of irritation, many GDPR briefings are heavy in frequency, but perhaps light on clarity and usefulness. So, together with our friends at Create and Comply, we venture a little warily into the GDPR den and offer a view and a few pragmatic recommendations that we hope will be well-received by our community of Intelligent Project experts.

Posted on December 5, 2017 .

Are Uncertain Quality Targets holding your projects back?

Over the years Pelicam has reviewed hundreds of projects and seen some real horror stories turned into successes. We categorised the root causes of project failure a while back and published them as "Nine Serial Project Killers". This paper considers the catastrophic impacts of Serial Killer #4: Uncertain Quality Targets seen recently, and outlines key actions to resolve them.

Posted on October 16, 2017 .

The heat is on for the "big six" Face up or fall behind!

Not since the mid-1990s when the energy market in the UK was de-regulated has the Utility Industry faced so much change pressure. Forgive the pun, but the heat is really on, and the “big six” energy suppliers will all be feeling the pinch somewhere. In this short paper, we look at three of the most significant challenges facing them along with some intelligent interventions that can help them tackle the obstacles in the way of success.

 

Posted on June 4, 2017 .

Smarter ways of working

Should we source our project management experts through permanent resourcing or from the contract market? 

This isn’t a question about permanent/contractor supply balancing to meet demand spikes; it's a smarter question (from a smart client): how will talented projects people want to work in the future and how can we compete to attract them?

 Traditionally, work has been seen as “a place I go to”, and not as a comfortable or flexible environment, with the challenges of email, fixed processes and rigid procedures, unwelcome seating plans, office hierarchies and politics.

We want it to be much more than that for everyone involved at Pelicam. We want our team saying: “There is a purpose to my association with Pelicam, what I do contributes to our vision. I am needed, wanted and what I do is important to me”.

So… create a stage where people can perform (and enjoy it!)

Posted on November 21, 2016 .

Programme Assurance - Six key success factors by Peter Mayer

Many organisations are facing a challenge from the top to ensure more success from their change programmes – it’s hardly surprising when less than half of those started complete on time.

The most important consideration is their ability to deliver on the six key success factors in this article.  Read on for our Six MUST HAVES for your assurance function

Posted on September 22, 2016 .

How can Pelicam Assured Delivery achieve greater value for your projects?

Pelicam has written this latest one pager to highlight how you can overcome core challenges and deliver benefits faster through identifying the problem and the cause and then by us providing the solution and a positive outcome.
Did you know that each year UK PLCs spend £1BN to improve delivery change but 55% of projects still fail to deliver on time, cost and quality targets.  Based on our years of experience, we have created a better path for you.

Posted on September 22, 2016 and filed under Assured Delivery.

Programme Assurance

Programme Assurance is an ever evolving topic, critical to organisations who need the confidence that their key initiatives are progressing as required. Our June forum is targeted at those with both an interest and experience in Project and Programme Assurance. We will bring together a mixed group of experienced industry and Pelicam practitioners for a relaxed, but serious facilitated session over dinner.  Pelicam aims to provide an environment in which we can share thinking about good practices, techniques, tools and approaches that work best when it comes to Programme Assurance.