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3 months ago

Agile governance: the challenges and guiding principles

Agile governance is crucial for aligning an organisation’s strategic goals with its agile projects. However, like any approach, it comes with its set of challenges. Here are some common challenges associated with agile governance:

Training & coaching:

- Adopting agile governance may require training and coaching for team members and leaders.

- Understanding agile principles and practices is essential to ensure effective implementation.

Leadership understanding:

- Some team leaders may not fully grasp agile concepts, leading to challenges in granting team members the right autonomy.

- Empowering teams to make decisions independently is vital for agility.

Organisational environment & culture:

- Creating an environment where self-organising teams thrive can be difficult.

- Encouraging collaboration, knowledge sharing, & removing obstacles are essential aspects of agile governance.

Balancing documentation:

- While agile emphasises lightweight documentation, finding the right balance between transparency and bureaucracy can be tricky.

- Ensuring adequate documentation without stifling agility is a challenge.

Remember that addressing these challenges requires a proactive and adaptive approach to agile governance. By fostering collaboration, empowering teams, and aligning goals, organisations can navigate these hurdles effectively.

Agile governance is a critical part of managing projects to achieve alignment with an organisation’s goals. Here are some guiding principles for effective Agile governance:

Effective team collaboration:

- Encourage collaboration within your teams.

- Foster an agile culture that promotes knowledge sharing, removes challenges, and enables effective teamwork.

- Provide tools and workspaces that allow self-organisation and delivery.

Mirror the Agile Manifesto:

- When applying Agile to project governance, embrace proactiveness.

- Empower your delivery teams to be self-organised and accountable for their successes and failures.

- Aim for cross-functional teams that efficiently deliver value with minimal waste.

Alignment with Business Goals:

- Every Agile project must align with the organisation’s business objectives.

- Leaders should analyse how a potential Agile project contributes value to the overall organisation.

Measurable Metrics:

- Agile teams themselves should determine measurable governance and performance metrics.

- Continuously monitor these metrics to ensure project success.

Remember, Agile governance isn’t about slowing down delivery; it’s about enabling transparency, adaptability, and value-driven outcomes.

Want to increase the maturity of your agile governance – get in touch!
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Agile governance: the challenges and guiding principles

Agile governance is crucial for aligning an organisation’s strategic goals with its agile projects. However, like any approach, it comes with its set of challenges. Here are some common challenges associated with agile governance:

Training & coaching: 

- Adopting agile governance may require training and coaching for team members and leaders. 

- Understanding agile principles and practices is essential to ensure effective implementation.

Leadership understanding: 

- Some team leaders may not fully grasp agile concepts, leading to challenges in granting team members the right autonomy. 

- Empowering teams to make decisions independently is vital for agility.

Organisational environment & culture: 

- Creating an environment where self-organising teams thrive can be difficult. 

- Encouraging collaboration, knowledge sharing, & removing obstacles are essential aspects of agile governance.

Balancing documentation: 

- While agile emphasises lightweight documentation, finding the right balance between transparency and bureaucracy can be tricky. 

- Ensuring adequate documentation without stifling agility is a challenge.

Remember that addressing these challenges requires a proactive and adaptive approach to agile governance. By fostering collaboration, empowering teams, and aligning goals, organisations can navigate these hurdles effectively.

Agile governance is a critical part of managing projects to achieve alignment with an organisation’s goals. Here are some guiding principles for effective Agile governance:

Effective team collaboration:

- Encourage collaboration within your teams.

- Foster an agile culture that promotes knowledge sharing, removes challenges, and enables effective teamwork.

- Provide tools and workspaces that allow self-organisation and delivery.

Mirror the Agile Manifesto:

- When applying Agile to project governance, embrace proactiveness.

- Empower your delivery teams to be self-organised and accountable for their successes and failures.

- Aim for cross-functional teams that efficiently deliver value with minimal waste.

Alignment with Business Goals:

- Every Agile project must align with the organisation’s business objectives.

- Leaders should analyse how a potential Agile project contributes value to the overall organisation.

Measurable Metrics:

- Agile teams themselves should determine measurable governance and performance metrics. 

- Continuously monitor these metrics to ensure project success.

Remember, Agile governance isn’t about slowing down delivery; it’s about enabling transparency, adaptability, and value-driven outcomes. 

Want to increase the maturity of your agile governance – get in touch!
4 months ago

A jumbo thanks to all our annual Jumbo Tennis tournament players, umpires, volunteers and businesses who generously donated prizes – from hampers to golf days to nights away.

We'd also like to officially recognise the winning players and teams :

🎾1st Place - Rotary Club Port Nicholson
🎾2nd Place - Novaks Crew
🎾3rd Place - Ace 4 Kids
🎾4th Place - Foxplan Yellow
🎾Best Pair - Novaks Crew 2
🎾Best Women’s Pair - Ace 4 Kids 1
🎾2nd Place Pair - Forsyth Barr Double Dividends
🎾3rd Place Pair - Forsyth Barr Stock Smashers
🎾Winner’s Pairs Plate - Foxplan Black
🎾Runner up plate - Rotary club Port Nicholson 1

While the day included some healthy competition and team bonding in the sun, the annual Rotary Jumbo Tennis is designed to support some worthy local charities.

The proceeds from this year's event have been donated to:

- Wellington Childrens Hospital
- Youth Mental Wellbeing
- Tennis Central for development of junior tennis players
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A jumbo thanks to all our annual Jumbo Tennis tournament players, umpires, volunteers and businesses who generously donated prizes – from hampers to golf days to nights away. 

Wed also like to officially recognise the winning players and teams :

🎾1st Place -  Rotary Club Port Nicholson
🎾2nd Place - Novaks Crew
🎾3rd Place - Ace 4 Kids
🎾4th Place - Foxplan Yellow
🎾Best Pair - Novaks Crew 2
🎾Best Women’s Pair - Ace 4 Kids 1
🎾2nd Place Pair - Forsyth Barr Double Dividends
🎾3rd Place Pair - Forsyth Barr Stock Smashers
🎾Winner’s Pairs Plate - Foxplan Black
🎾Runner up plate  - Rotary club Port Nicholson 1

While the day included some healthy competition and team bonding in the sun, the annual Rotary Jumbo Tennis is designed to support some worthy local charities.

The proceeds from this years event have been donated to:

- Wellington Childrens Hospital
- Youth Mental Wellbeing
- Tennis Central for development of junior tennis players
4 months ago

A quick glimpse into what's keeping Gina Barlow and Youssef Mourra busy as they provide pro bono consulting at today's Project Management Institute Day of Service (PMDOS) at The Beehive in Wellington.

PMDOS is designed to support non-profit organisations who often face daunting challenges, such as limited resources, high demand, and insufficient funding. As a result, many lack the professional guidance, capacity, or capabilities to devise the most efficient approach to achieve their objectives.

Enter PMDOS - a transformative one-day community event designed to bridge this gap. Project Managers, Business Analysts, other Business Professionals, and students come together to provide pro-bono advisory services to local charities and non-profit organisations. By collaborating closely with non-profits, consulting teams help scope projects, and define clear outcomes and a plan to achieve their goals, and gain momentum to tackle initiatives head-on.

And a big thanks to the wider Nonsuch crew for their efforts - Kirsty Bennett, Kevin Maloney, Paul Sutton, Mee Moi E. and Kathryn Mooney💥

#PMDOSNZ
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A quick glimpse into whats keeping Gina Barlow and Youssef Mourra busy as they provide pro bono consulting at todays Project Management Institute Day of Service (PMDOS) at The Beehive in Wellington.

PMDOS is designed to support non-profit organisations who often face daunting challenges, such as limited resources, high demand, and insufficient funding. As a result, many lack the professional guidance, capacity, or capabilities to devise the most efficient approach to achieve their objectives.

Enter PMDOS - a transformative one-day community event designed to bridge this gap. Project Managers, Business Analysts, other Business Professionals, and students come together to provide pro-bono advisory services to local charities and non-profit organisations. By collaborating closely with non-profits, consulting teams help scope projects, and define clear outcomes and a plan to achieve their goals, and gain momentum to tackle initiatives head-on.

And a big thanks to the wider Nonsuch crew for their efforts - Kirsty Bennett, Kevin Maloney, Paul Sutton, Mee Moi E. and Kathryn Mooney💥

#PMDOSNZ
5 months ago

Thanks to everyone who visited the Nonsuch team, checked out our new Nonsuch PowaPack™ offerings and attended Gina Barlow and Youssef Mourra speaker sessions at this years' PMI Conference in Wellington!

Couldn't make it and want to book in a demo of our Nonsuch PowaPack™ solutions or to chat with the team about how any of our other offerings can support your project, portfolio, training or resourcing needs?

Drop us a line and we'll make a time ⏰
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Thanks to everyone who visited the Nonsuch team, checked out our new Nonsuch PowaPack™ offerings and attended Gina Barlow and Youssef Mourra speaker sessions at this years PMI Conference in Wellington!

Couldnt make it and want to book in a demo of our Nonsuch PowaPack™ solutions or to chat with the team about how any of our other offerings can support your project, portfolio, training or resourcing needs?

Drop us a line and well make a time ⏰
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6 months ago

Nonsuch Training Course: Project, Programme, and Portfolio Governance Professional (P3GP®) Certification Course - 13 & 14 March 2024, Wellington CBD location.

Kick off 2024 by setting yourself up with quarterly goals to help you get to where you want to go in your project management career.

➡️ Q1 goal = gaining your P3GP® certification - new globally recognised go-to qualification for SROs, Sponsors, PMO and ePMOs.

Ideal for:

- Project, programme and portfolio managers, project sponsors, governance and assurance professionals.

- PMO and ePMO managers wanting to optimise an organisation’s investment in change.

- Project Sponsors and Senior Responsible Owners, Programme Sponsors and anyone expected to join and perform on a Project/Programme/Portfolio Steering Committee or Board.

Get more course information: lnkd.in/gzksJsbg
Or take the plunge and register now: lnkd.in/gHG52zfu

To find out more about all our course offerings and which option is right for you, contact our friendly training team: [email protected]
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Nonsuch Training Course: Project, Programme, and Portfolio Governance Professional (P3GP®) Certification Course - 13 & 14 March 2024, Wellington CBD location.

Kick off 2024 by setting yourself up with quarterly goals to help you get to where you want to go in your project management career.

➡️ Q1 goal = gaining your P3GP® certification - new globally recognised go-to qualification for SROs, Sponsors, PMO and ePMOs.
 
Ideal for:

- Project, programme and portfolio managers, project sponsors, governance and assurance professionals.

- PMO and ePMO managers wanting to optimise an organisation’s investment in change.

- Project Sponsors and Senior Responsible Owners, Programme Sponsors and anyone expected to join and perform on a Project/Programme/Portfolio Steering Committee or Board. 
 
Get more course information: https://lnkd.in/gzksJsbg
Or take the plunge and register now: https://lnkd.in/gHG52zfu
 
To find out more about all our course offerings and which option is right for you, contact our friendly training team: training@nonsuch.co
8 months ago

Value management - what is it, how do you do it and why is it so, well.... valuable?

Value management is a formal, disciplined approach to helping organisations define, manage and more confidently capture tangible value, either created through operations and continuous improvement efforts or delivered from business transformation.
Unfortunately, a significant percentage of transformation efforts fail to deliver the full potential results and benefits.

True value management:

- Realises superior business results with speed and confidence
- Maintains the linkages between transformation and strategic objectives
- Establishes governance focusses on business results
- Provides and objective basis for setting priorities and making trade-offs
- Creates a roadmap of business actions needed to achieve the value
- Provide the mechanism for sustaining and extending the benefits, and
- Provides for tracking and monitoring of results.

Failure to achieve full potential of a transformation often comes from:

- The organisational focus not being on the highest impact opportunities
- Solutions that don’t deliver the required business capabilities
- A lack of accountability for achieving results, and
- Business actions not taken to achieve the full benefits.

But, what does good look like?

The programmes that are more successful at achieving the potential benefits tend to employ formal approaches to managing value throughout the transformation.

Successful leadership and change professionals help the business to achieve tangible and concrete business results by getting people ready, willing and able to deliver sustainable change at all levels of the organisation.

Organisations that are focusing on value management find it is increasingly recognised as an essential discipline in successful business transformation.

Want to be proactive and discuss how your approach to value management could increase the success of your business transformation? – get in touch!
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Value management - what is it, how do you do it and why is it so, well.... valuable?

Value management is a formal, disciplined approach to helping organisations define, manage and more confidently capture tangible value, either created through operations and continuous improvement efforts or delivered from business transformation.
Unfortunately, a significant percentage of transformation efforts fail to deliver the full potential results and benefits.

True value management:

- Realises superior business results with speed and confidence
- Maintains the linkages between transformation and strategic objectives
- Establishes governance focusses on business results
- Provides and objective basis for setting priorities and making trade-offs
- Creates a roadmap of business actions needed to achieve the value
- Provide the mechanism for sustaining and extending the benefits, and
- Provides for tracking and monitoring of results.

Failure to achieve full potential of a transformation often comes from:

- The organisational focus not being on the highest impact opportunities
- Solutions that don’t deliver the required business capabilities
- A lack of accountability for achieving results, and
- Business actions not taken to achieve the full benefits. 

But, what does good look like?

The programmes that are more successful at achieving the potential benefits tend to employ formal approaches to managing value throughout the transformation.

Successful leadership and change professionals help the business to achieve tangible and concrete business results by getting people ready, willing and able to deliver sustainable change at all levels of the organisation.

Organisations that are focusing on value management find it is increasingly recognised as an essential discipline in successful business transformation.

Want to be proactive and discuss how your approach to value management could increase the success of your business transformation? – get in touch!
8 months ago

Nonsuchers Duncan Campbell and Lesley Browne attended this years' Project Controls Expo in Melbourne this week for some serious networking and seminars on all things project delivery and controls. Speakers from across the globe covered:

- Real-world solutions to real-world problems

- Leading-edge technologies, tools & services and innovations

- Management of megaprojects

- Latest areas of project controls

Interested in hearing our insights? We're all about the collaboration!
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Nonsuchers Duncan Campbell and Lesley Browne attended this years Project Controls Expo in Melbourne this week for some serious networking and seminars on all things project delivery and controls. Speakers from across the globe covered:

- Real-world solutions to real-world problems 

- Leading-edge technologies, tools & services and innovations

- Management of megaprojects 

- Latest areas of project controls

Interested in hearing our insights? Were all about the collaboration!
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