The most successful project leaders are clear about what they want.  Not just as project objectives but right down to the end product and components.  The more they know about their requirements the more specific they are able to be about it.  As a result the supply chain understand the expectations and are able to…

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“Glass, China and reputation are easily cracked and never well mended” – Benjamin Franklin Cyber-threats have become a significant additional risk to business as can be determined from the following statistics: 49% of Executives believe that risk management is becoming more important to achieving strategic goals.  (Deloitte 2018) 84% of boards say that they have discussed…

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Most projects follow the same broad approach to delivery – they have a method: Define requirements Design solution Procurement Implementation Handover and operation Repeat…. Most businesses have similar functions and processes: HR: recruitment, induction, training Finance: procurement, billing, sales IT: procurement, help-desks, software development Property; building, buying, renting Quality: assurance, audit, process Whilst there may…

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The way we commonly work creates barriers to innovation in teams.  In this fourth blog by Dom Moorhouse of Method Grid and Paul Wilson of Provelio, we set out how Method Grid can be used to break down those barriers and create an environment that positively encourages value-adding and risk-reducing activity. Five common cited barriers to innovation are: Not enough time…

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Whilst marketing gurus say that we should spend a lot of time working out our USP (Unique Selling Proposition), it is a sobering thought that no business is unique to the extent that their customers have literally nowhere else to go.  It is a good thing that this is the case, because this is what…

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Chester Zoo is one of the most respected zoos in the world, with a fine reputation for its work in the field of conservation. Its founder, George Mottershead conceived, developed and established the zoo, despite facing what most people would think were insurmountable barriers. Why?  Because he had a simple vision that drove him inexorably…

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Cyber-attacks are the scourge of modern businesses.  There are now serious responsibilities for business under the General Data Protection Responsibilities (GDPR).  Since cyber-attacks can very quickly become evident and reach a lot of people, there is an instant reaction to them. That is why the main responsibilities for any organisation involved in an attack are:…

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In this five-part series of blogs, Dom Moorhouse of Method Grid and Paul Wilson of Provelio discuss the opportunities for professional service firms to increase the value they can add to the construction process by adopting enterprise methodology platforms (such as Method Grid) to capture their delivery methods. As a side function of BREXIT, a 2017 Report was compiled for the House of…

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