Category Archives: Project Delivery

New PMI Reports Highlight the Importance of Agile to Project Success

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In a recent blog post, we summarised PMI’s 9th Pulse of the Profession Report 2017. One of the main conclusions of the report, based on a global survey of circa 4,000 project management professionals, senior executives and PMO directors, was the increasing use of Agile as a technique for managing projects. A full 71 percent of   …Continue Reading


Organisations Struggling to Deliver Change Due to Poor Project Management

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As a quick follow-up to our recent blog post on the growing importance of the PMO as a key enabler of change, new research from Fujitsu claims that organisations are losing substantial amounts of money on failed digital projects. While there is growing recognition of the need for digital change, the Digital Transformation PACT Report concludes   …Continue Reading


The Project Management Office: Enabling Change

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As we move from the WHY to the HOW of organisational transformation, the Project Management Office (PMO) is emerging as a key driver of change. Successful transformation requires effective, enterprise-wide project, programme and portfolio management. The PMO is fast becoming the de facto organisational structure for standardising project management best-practice, ensuring that projects and programmes   …Continue Reading


How the Public Sector Can Remain Agile Beyond Times of Crisis

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Although based on US research, an interesting new report from McKinsey adds value to the on-going debate regarding public sector digital transformation in the UK, especially organisational barriers to change. Based on case examples dating back to the 1980s, the main theme of the report is that public sector organisations are perfectly capable of being   …Continue Reading


Software and Technology: The Engine Driving Digital Transformation (Video)

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The topic of digital transformation has been covered extensively on the Bridgeall blog – see Category Archives: Digital Transformation. Throughout the various posts, we have emphasised that successful digital transformation requires the integration of strategy, people, processes, systems, organisation, culture AND technology. The failure to recognise this mutual dependency is one of the main reasons   …Continue Reading


Bridgeall’s Deep Water Knowledge Delivers Certainty for the English Market

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From Monday of this week, the non-domestic water market in England has been open for business. Over a million commercial water customers (businesses, charities and public sector organisations) can now shop around and choose their preferred retail service provider. The ‘Open Market’ is expected to deliver a wide range of benefits to commercial customers including:   …Continue Reading


Seven Ways Digital Technology Can Help the Recovery of North Sea Oil and Gas

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As technology, economic and political trends continue to disrupt the industry, an excellent new report from McKinsey outlines five ‘big ideas’ for the oil and gas organisation of the future. The global oil and gas industry, according to the authors, is facing three game-changing trends. First, from resource scarcity to resource abundance, leading to significantly   …Continue Reading


What does agile project management really mean?

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      Definition of agile – ‘able to move quickly and easily’       Nowadays everyone claims to be agile but what should you expect when embarking on a project that takes an agile approach.   Here are my top 4 things to look out for from a company or project manager claiming   …Continue Reading


Top 10 reasons why you need a good Project Manager

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The role of Project Manager is crucial for a successful project but what is that they actually do? 1. Really Understand the customer’s requirements and business processes 2. Communicate – Internal & External 3. Planning, Planning & Planning 4. Effective & Efficient Team Working – Internal & External 5. Manage Change 6. Risk Management 7.   …Continue Reading


Project Management – Formality combined with Agility = Quality

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Having worked on various infrastructure and application projects within both Public and Private Sector Organisations over the years, the PRINCE2 methodology has indeed assisted me with a structure to manage customer projects on time and to budget.  However, my experience has taught me to use as much or as little as is necessary and don’t   …Continue Reading


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