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What's the future of online learning?

05.11.20

As the world’s universities redesign for online delivery and Silicon Valley moves aggressively into the education space, here is what to know when choosing courses for yourself or your business. Online education has boomed in 2020. Not only did schools, tertiary and professional education move to remote learning in March – but millions of individuals and businesses used online courses to upskill, reskill and frankly, off-ramp employees.

'Project Management Survey 2020'

10.11.20

For the past three years KPMG and the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) have conducted a joint survey, with over 550 Australian project management professionals, to identify the issues and trends in project management in Australia. While 2020 has been a year like no other and has seen project delivery face unprecedented challenges, the 2020 Annual AIPM/KPMG Project Management Survey provides a more positive outlook than we may have originally thought, with an ever increasing demand for project management skills.

Why Coles is turning to 'inclusive Agile'

Why Coles is turning to 'inclusive Agile'

20.01.20

Coles is moving to an inclusive agile approach for the way it develops and enhances over 200 digital assets, from websites and apps to kiosks and “assisted checkouts". The supermarket giant is using patterns and resources from the Accessibility Project - or A11Y - to guide its work on improving the digital experience for all users of its platforms.

The Agile certification governments want assurance reviewers to have

27.01.21

Agile assurance accreditation is what leading assurance advocates increasingly want assurance reviewers to have, with the agility to support modern programs in digital environments and a fresh perspective on projects.

Critics and Critical Friends

Assurance as a critical friend

11.04.19

A critical friend is probably the closest to what might be regarded as true friendship; a successful merger of unconditional support and unconditional critique.

What is effective project governance?

What is effective project governance?

04.05.18

For organisations implementing business change, good project governance protects investment, provides assurance of successful delivery of strategic intent and the realisation of financial and quantifiable benefits to the main investment board.

The value of gated assurance

The value of gated assurance

01.06.17

The need for reliable information to support effective decision making is a fundamental principle underlying the value of gated assurance services. Despite this, senior responsible owners, project executives or sponsors roles often do not understand or appreciate the value of independent program and project gated assurance.

Federal IT funding shake-up floated by Services Australia minister

Federal IT funding shake-up floated by Services Australia minister

02.12.19

Government Services Minister Stuart Robert has floated a fundamental shake-up of the federal government’s IT funding model, warning the current paradigm is “inhibiting” agile ways of working.

How good Senior Responsible Owners volunteer!

How good Senior Responsible Owners volunteer!

23.06.17

Let's begin by defining the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) role. That is, the programme or project owner who acts as the - single point of accountability - for the success or failure of transformational or business change.

NSW govt sets $20m ceiling for digital work under $1.6bn scheme

13.07.20

The NSW government will dole out funding from its digital restart fund in up to $20 million “hits”, as the state continues its move towards a contemporary IT funding model. The new funding builds on an initial two-year investment of $100 million when the fund was established in last year’s budget to help the state move to a contemporary IT funding model.