Stories by Corinne Forrest

Do you need a transformation management office?

Queensland’s Department of Housing and Public Works has implemented a transformation management office to manage the many challenges involved in undertaking a whole-of-government procurement project.

Written by Corinne Forrest19 Aug. 14 10:26

Governance committees that actually work

Successful companies rely on tightly scripted meetings, objective analyses and decision frameworks to unite executives around a common vision.

Written by Corinne Forrest09 July 14 11:33

How complexity is clogging your project environments

Consider this scenario. A government department charged with delivering the IT component of a massive infrastructure program recognised complexity caused its $3 billion project environment to perform in, at times, mystifying ways.

Written by Corinne Forrest23 June 14 13:43

The enlightened CIO’s guide to running projects

When David Gollan became group CIO at Perth health fund HBF, he discovered that the 25 projects delivered by IT each year took far too long, were over budget or schedule and could not demonstrate value to the business. Governance was also haphazard at best.

Written by Corinne Forrest04 Dec. 13 10:59

Are project consultants worth the money?

To bastardise author Jane Austen, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a well-heeled client in possession of a good cash flow must be in want of an expensive consultant.”

Written by Corinne Forrest01 Oct. 13 16:12

Is PPM a costly overhead or competitive advantage?

Companies invest heavily in projects and they do so for one compelling reason: their ability to compete might depend on it. However, their ability to execute these loftier ambitions is sometimes hindered by poorly functioning, costly and process heavy project portfolio management (PPM) environments.

Written by Corinne Forrest18 Sept. 13 15:15