i3Works is delighted to have been selected as a supplier to the UK Governments Digital Outcomes and Specialist framework.Continue reading “UK Governments Digital Outcomes and Specialist Framework”
Weve all been involved in lessons learned workshops its an intrinsic and very important part of the world of project management. But how many of these sessions really get under the surface of the project? They can often be box ticking exercises that capture the obvious and rarely get translated into organisational learning.
Author: Martin Paver Director at i3WorksContinue reading “Lessons Learned Databases Is it Time to Move On?”
Setting up a PMO can range from a simple execution of an out of the box solution through to an enabler for transformational change. The former is often a bolt on capability which is often perceived as a data hungry bureaucratic overhead that significantly underplays the business benefits that may be realised from a PMO. Using the PMO as an enabler for transformation change is a more enlightened solution, but it brings with it a range of challenges.
Author: Martin Paver Director at i3WorksContinue reading “Managing complexity in a Portfolio Management Office (PMO)”
Innovation. Its everywhere and everyone is doing it in one form or another or at least they claim to be. Having a clear vision and innovation plan is something that needs careful consideration otherwise innovation can degenerate into a product of boyish enthusiasm and a brainstorming session. Having a good idea is a major step forward, but having a winning idea often takes focused analysis.
Author: Martin Paver Director at i3WorksContinue reading “Shaping innovation”
Its an exciting time for a SME in the UK. A new era appears to be upon us, levelling the playing field with the prime contractors and major multi nationals, particularly in the field of Portfolio, Programme and Project management.
Author: Martin Paver Director at i3WorksContinue reading “The rise of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME)”
There is an ever growing trend for SMEs (Small Medium Enterprise) to demonstrate their innovation credentials. The agility by which an SME is able to drive forward innovative proposals is often envied by multinationals, but the processes which can stifle multinationals are a product of a huge amount of experience and lessons learned. How can the SME integrate this experience without stifling their creativity and agility?
Author: Martin Paver Director at i3WorksContinue reading “Process Lite Innovation”
There are a wide range of organisations that have a strong desire to capture and share knowledge, but very few that are able to demonstrably deliver a positive impact on future organisational performance. Most organisations try they have lessons learned systems, project reviews, lunchtime briefings, newsletters and a plethora of other systems. But the constraint is not the systems that push the knowledge, its the culture and appetite of individuals to pull the knowledge.
Author: Martin Paver Director at i3WorksContinue reading “Is it time to reinvigorate how we manage knowledge?”
What is design maturity and why is it important to be able to understand it and measure it during the life-time of a project?
Author: Martin Paver Director at i3WorksContinue reading “Design Maturity – RIBA Stage 0 to 2”
The Programme Management Office is there to help the Programme deliver its outcomes keeping a close eye on performance and helping leadership see through the fog of complexity.
Author: Martin Paver Director at i3WorksContinue reading “The Programme Management Office”
Becoming an engineer takes years of hard work and dedication, and while the rewards may seem intangible at first those who persevere embark on an exciting and challenging career than will take them across the world.We spoke to i3Works Director Terry O’Dowd about his career so far, and what insight he would give to aspiring engineers.Terry was part of the award winning 2012 Olympic Park Project team and has over 30 years experience behind him.
Author: Martin Paver Director at i3WorksContinue reading “A Career in Engineering – Why it’s worth the hard work”