Stakeholder Management

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.

Business Preparation Checklists (Episode 8/9) By Jonathan Parnaby

Creating and executing the recipe for change”

In this article, I’m going to explore the Stakeholder Preparation stage of my change framework which is primarily all about performing the activities to physically prepare the individual, team or organisation for the changes ahead.  Technically performing awareness or education type activities is preparation, however, I like to think of this stage being more of the ‘to do’ list of the business that they need to complete before any change is implemented.

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.