Project Management

And The Oscar For Best Project Goes To... by Guy Butler

I once pitched an Operational Excellence programme to the top team of the company I was working for at the time.

Wanting to make an impact, I came up with a catchy name to emphasise the journey we needed to take.

The pitch day came. Standing at the front of the room, I opened with a story of Julius Caesar crossing a river in order to get to Rome and sort things out.

Don't Complexify, Simplify by Guy Butler

A few years ago someone told me about a frustrating experience they’d had attending a Lean Six Sigma workshop.

This piqued my interest. They were a senior leader in the business and new to the world of Lean Six Sigma. I asked what had happened to make them feel this way.

This is what they told me…

What is AI Commerce & Why Should You Care? by Andrei Klubnikin

So, you are into e-commerce & struggle to keep up with Amazon (which boasts the #1 app among Millennials and Centennials and made over $ 43 billion in Q3 2017)? Don’t worry, your competitors face exactly the same problems – and turn to Artificial Intelligence to solve them. Discover how using e-commerce AI solutions can help you deliver the ultimate shopping experience, reduce operating and staffing costs and boost revenue.

Turning Assassins into Ambassadors by Richard Cronin

Balcroft has provided operational consulting support to numerous companies across a multitude of sectors and organisations. Whilst we have been extremely successful in achieving the needs of our clients, we have always been faced with a recurring problem within each project. The common theme is the presence of at least one assassin within the organisation.

How Can Your Business Benefit from AI? by Andrei Klubnikin

In today’s world, it is emerging tech that enables companies to cut operating costs, boost productivity and deliver the ultimate customer experience. Artificial Intelligence is one of these game-changing tools and currently tops Gartner’s Strategic Technology Trends list. How to leverage the power of AI for business growth – and is the game actually worse the candle?

If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It! by Richard Cronin

Measuring and managing change

We never cease to be amazed by how many mid-large organisations we engage with that do not have effective tools and processes in place to forecast, plan, measure and report work. Yet these same companies expect their managers to drive improvements, to continue increasing revenue and profitability.

Bjorn Ovar Johansson - Is it really easier to build a skyscraper than deliver an IT project as planned?

IT Projects

Pitfalls to avoid and IT project delivery best practice to improve the chances of successful management of IT investments

Successful IT project delivery could benefit from an analogy so CIOs, CTOs and senior IT leaders can communicate with the Board of Directors and executive management the best approaches to managing major IT investments.

Agile Project Management hosted by Ticketmaster

TicketMaster Event

On Thursday 3rd September, the Business Transformation Network & Ticketmaster hosted a VIP invitation event on ‘Agile Project Management’. 
The event was fronted by John McIntyre, Head of PMO/Projects at Ticketmaster, who has over 15 years experience helping organisations deliver projects and programmes that deliver business outcomes.