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The role of the PMO and agile marketing

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  • June 09, 2018
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This article was written by John McIntyre of HotPMO.com for ChangeSchool Most PMOs I meet with nowadays seem to be working with teams who are using Agile frameworks to deliver rapidly. This is not surprising – uptake of Agile in the...

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Why are scenarios and bets important?

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  • May 28, 2018
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In a recent issue of Fortune magazine, Elon Musk of Tesla was voted one of the most overrated CEOs. In the same issue, Musk was voted one of the most underrated CEOs! How is that possible? The survey consisted...

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Why PMOs need to rise above the Waterfall vs Agile Debate

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  • May 10, 2018
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This article was written by John McIntyre of HotPMO.com for ChangeSchool   Are you Agile or Waterfall? Are you Agile or are you Waterfall? Scrum or Kanban? PRINCE2 or PMBOK? Recently my LinkedIn feed seems to be full of these ‘X...

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Scenarios and bets, big companies and small

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  • May 10, 2018
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In a previous blog on scenarios and bets, we described why strategic experimentation is critical to big companies. Experimentation involves placing controlled bets on the future and leveraging all forces and influences to create a reality that works in...

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We are trialling computer models to improve entrepreneurial mentoring

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  • April 03, 2018
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Entrepreneurial mentoring has historically lacked a rigorous approach. Some mentors adopt from traditional coaching techniques; other institutions use industry focussed expertise (such as London Business School’s 100-odd sector specific mentors), and accelerators (such as TechStars) use strictly scripted playbooks...

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Lessons in innovation and adoption from Google Translate

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  • March 08, 2018
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Why won’t Google eat you? Lessons in innovation from Google Translate I love Google Translate. It was in August 2016, in Rio de Janiero, when our eyes first truly met. I picked up Google Translate on my iPhone at...

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Did you know about agile and MVP approaches for London’s Eiffel Tower!

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  • February 02, 2018
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This article was written by John McIntyre of HotPMO.com for ChangeSchool I ran a session at PMI’s PMO Symposium called Agile in Practice for PMO Professionals. During the session, an attendee asked about using Agile in the construction industry. I’ve delivered projects...

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The multi horizon innovation discipline

Future proofing your organisation When people think of innovation, they tend to think of a new product, like the iPhone, or the driverless car. Think a little harder, and a company might think of making a process more efficient,...

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Northern Rock and Brexit. Connected.

I was at Alistair Darling’s #10yearsafter event organised by RSA (@RSA_events) last week. Alistair provided amusing anecdotes and a behind the scenes look. On how he got a call from the Chairman of the world biggest bank (RBS at...

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Art of the Deal in Brexit Britain

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  • June 28, 2017
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“No deal is better than a bad deal” “Not in a mood to compromise” “No deal IS a bad deal” Soft, Hard or Squidgy Brexit? (Stop Googling – I made the last one up). No matter where you stand,...

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