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My personal reflection of a great 2017 at i3Works
Author: Chris Cooke; Senior Consultant with i3Works

At the end of another exciting year in the fast paced P3M consultancy world of i3Works I thought I would reflect on some of the many positives of 2017.

Working in a small yet rapidly growing progressive company is always exciting and varied; this year I’ve had the privilege to be involved in many areas of business development including strategy and vision setting, shaping client and partner relationships as well as building a team of fantastic new consultants who have joined our ever expanding family. We are looking at a new recruitment drive in 2018 so watch this space…

Personally I have enjoyed growing my own experience around bid writing to win new opportunities in a wider array of industries; i3Works are now utilising many of the government frameworks to provide P3M services into central government departments, health, local authorities and rail to name a few. Our company footprint has expanded in our existing client base including defence and aviation and we are also working with private companies who are looking for the level of expertise that we can provide.

12 months ago if someone had asked me what I knew about being agile I probably would have thought they were asking about stretch routines ahead of a race. Now I find myself working with clients who are looking to bring agile project management into their organisation; this can be particularly challenging in heavily regulated industries that require detailed project plans and a weight of evidence to release project funding. Yet the principles of agile (satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery) mean that finding that sweet spot between demonstrating confidence in what you are doing whilst delivering quality for clients in earlier, smaller iterations has never been more important. 
As the balance between agile and waterfall delivery becomes ever more required by clients, i3Works can provide experienced consultants to help and I look forward to 2018 where we can expand on this further.

Looking ahead I am excited both personally and professionally to see what 2018 brings (with some rest needed over this festive period first). I wish you all a very Merry Christmas

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