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“Simply, improvement…” – April 2017 Newsletter is out today

View a copy online. This month: 50 ways to communicate your Change Programme Critical Success Factors are not your Project’s Objectives Systems Thinking in the Third Sector I write an e-Newsletter which goes out monthly (except August) and is another way to keep in touch with topics of relevance to Continuous Improvement.  Sometimes it’s a … Continue reading

Impact Mapping and OpenStrategies PRUB-thinking

I enjoy reading Scrum-master Magnus Dahlgren’s blog and a recent one on Impact Mapping particularly caught my eye because of its similarities to OpenStrategies’ PRUB-thinking. Magnus’s model links Goals to Deliverables: Goals describe what a project is trying to achieve Actors are the people who will use a product created by a project, or are impacted … Continue reading

Critical Success Factors are NOT your Project’s Objectives

The term “Critical Success Factor” is often trotted out by senior managers when talking about projects. I’ve heard it used in ways that simply confuse things and many people don’t seem to realise it means something different to a project’s objectives. There are a couple of examples I usually give to explain the difference: When … Continue reading

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