Dean Latchana

The PMO has the Power to Support your Organisation’s Revolution – Part 2 Being Lean

Introduction My posts examine how organisations can recognise uncertainty, and find better ways to respond. In the last post I described how the Project Management Office (PMO) can support your organisation in handling uncertainty. I described how the PMO can support your organisation to move beyond competitive myopia and internal ineffectiveness. This post will introduce […]

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The PMO has the Power to Support your Organisation’s Revolution – Part 1 Agility

Introduction My blogs are based on organisations recognising uncertainty, and finding better ways to respond. I mentioned in my last post that the Project Management Office (PMO) is critical in supporting their organisation to survive and thrive in an uncertain competitive environment. Here I’ll describe how the PMO can support and facilitate your organisation’s revolution

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Why Agile Portfolio Managers Should Act Like Rice Farmers

One of the themes in Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers is how differences between Asian and Western cultural practices may have a hidden influence on the different attitudes to success and determination. Gladwell describes how the painstaking persistence of rice cultivation in China differs from Western grain cultivation. In the latter, land is often left fallow for

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Understanding the Switch from Scrum to Kanban

This is a real-life story. It’s a story about addressing the concerns of senior managers who are wary of their delivery teams making their own independent decisions. It’s a common tale that many delivery teams face, and one where, as servant-leaders, scrum master and agile coaches need to support their teams in navigating. This story

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