Weeknotes 2-6 March 2020

This week started quieter than many of the ones over the last few months, although ‘quiet’ is a relative term in the Defra Strategy Unit! The activities that I was surged into Defra are largely done, the re-shuffle has been Continue reading Weeknotes 2-6 March 2020

Talking about Failure of FiReControl

In Monday I delivered a seminar on the Failure of FiReControl as part of the IPA Project X. At the invitation of Richard Kirkham, theme lead for X, I went up to Manchester University and spoke about my perspective on Continue reading Talking about Failure of FiReControl

APOSTLE – Analysing Context

APOSTLE As well as user needs, the public sector change needs to consider the impacts on several aspects. This ensures that the case for change is suitable, acceptable and feasible. It’s too easy to get sucked into the technology and Continue reading APOSTLE – Analysing Context

Major Projects Need Leaders not Managers

I was at the Major Projects Association AGM and annual dinner on Monday evening. It was an interesting event and I met several people that gave me different perspectives on running major projects successfully. There was a bit of a Continue reading Major Projects Need Leaders not Managers

Good Strategy

This is adapted from a session where I shared some of my experience of being a strategy team leader and also from studying Strategy for my OU degree. I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved in strategy development within Continue reading Good Strategy