The Digital Challenge

The challenge for established organisations initiating digital transformation is complex and multidimensional, not least because they have to tackle it at a different starting point from the digital entrants. Information technology is critical to the transformation plans of any organisation, however many encounter challenges with their infrastructure and capabilities when seeking to take advantage of the […]


Selecting the right level of PMO to succeed

Whether it resides at a project, programme, portfolio or organisational level, the PMO can greatly influence delivery success by: Implementing and maintaining comprehensive programme control mechanisms Ensuring that a co-ordinated and holistic view of programme delivery is maintained Maintaining a forward looking brief, placing emphasis on the immediate and longer term horizon rather than historic […]


Scotland has Decided: Better Public Services Wanted!

Well, the voice of the Scottish people was clear during the election – they want improved public services. This was clearly borne out in the key debates during the campaign, which centred on the main topics of taxation, health service and education.  It was also recognised in the respective political manifestos, which sought to reassure […]


IT Assurance improves delivery certainty

Despite the high stakes, independent research indicates that anywhere between 30% and 50% of IT projects fail – some statistics suggest it is even higher.  The reason that projects fail are complex and multifaceted, covering anything from poor or ambiguous sponsorship and ill-defined requirements through to inadequate planning and a lack of suitably skilled resource. Often […]


DOS – Making the Introduction to Digital Solutions

Such mobile access provides government agencies with opportunities to develop more responsive, more dynamic and more efficient public services. So, if the demand and the benefits are widely understood, and have been for some time, why has progress been slower than expected? Well, emerging digital technologies and their application requires the development of new models […]