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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.

Assurance is most effective when...'it's early and often'

02.10.20

The state’s Audit Office made the recommendation in an insights report that reveals “many technology projects currently do not hit their deadlines, stay within budget, or achieve their objectives”. The Queensland government's chief customer and digital officer...said a “government enterprise architecture position”, smaller investments and continuous delivery assurance could go some way to solving these issues.

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.

5 essential tips for digital transformation

08.08.22

While some businesses successfully navigate digital transformation, the majority fall well short. Here are five essential tips for digital transformation success.

Global digital Assurance

Why digital assurance is essential to the success of your organisation

13.09.22

For your organisation to be successful, you need to ensure the success of your digital transformations. Here are 8 benefits of digital assurance practices within your organisation.

Why digital assurance is critical for your 2022 projects

07.02.22

As industries and governments continue to increase digitisation, expanded data volumes and increasing computer and network speeds force us to reevaluate the basics of digital transformations.

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.

Digital assurance for digital transformation

The growing demand for digital assurance professionals

11.02.22

We're witnessing a burgeoning need for world-class digital assurance, so organisations can take a forward-thinking approach to safeguard the outcomes of key projects and decisions. 

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.

What is an assurance professional

What is an assurance professional and why does my organisation need one?

23.03.22

Across the globe, industries are experiencing a wave of digitalisation and accelerated change. These professionals are the steady hand that help steer your project away from the rocks.

The Ugly Truth About Why 70% of Digital Transformations Fail

The ugly truth about why 70% of digital transformations fail

13.04.22

Unfortunately, a huge proportion of technology projects fail to meet their desired outcome - in quality, time and/ or costs, with only about 30% of all digital transformations achieving success on all three dimensions.

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.

Quality Assurance

Traditional Quality Assurance vs Digital Assurance

18.05.22

In today's increasingly digital and highly competitive marketplace, organisations need to ensure their products and services meet high standards and customer expectations. Here's why Digital Assurance is better suited to a modern environment.

Becoming an agile digital organisation

13.07.20

Customers have become accustomed to seamless and timely interactions with businesses, regardless of industry. For businesses to successfully engage customers they need to continually provide and optimise new experiences and services. Overall, it is the ability to be more competitive, leverage new business models to improve operations and see your company grow!

5 high-profile digital transformation fails

18.05.22

Despite huge investment approximately 70% of digital transformations fail. Here are a few examples of high-profile digital transformation and ERP project fails

What to expect from a digital assurance professional

09.06.22

In this ever changing business environment organisation leaders have to rethink the way they approach project management.

7 keys to ensure project management success

07.07.22

Whether this is your first project, or you've been a project manager for years, here are 7 fundamental tips to help you increase the chance of project success.

AIPM endorses the world's first agile assurance training course

23.07.20

ANZ Agile Digital Assurance® Professional training course, has been formally endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management, providing AIPM members, as well as program and project professionals, with simple access to the world's only accredited agile assurance reviewer training program and globally recognised accreditation.

Project Assurance for a Lean-Agile PMO

24.07.20

Certain project assurance functions expect to see documentation, plans, review points and, in fact, so do some project sponsors. What happens when project teams adopt an agile delivery framework?  What happens when the expectations, tools and techniques used by traditional project assurance don’t ‘fit’ the agile model?

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.

Defence set to embrace agile, reduce 'complex' IT projects

27.07.20

The Department of Defence is set to embark on fewer “concurrent complex, disruptive and expensive” IT transformations and rely more heavily on smaller, iterative IT capabilities in a shake-up of its investment planning processes. As a review of its decade-old IT operating model continues, the department has revealed plans to introduce a “rolling forward work program” to ensure its systems remain up-to-date and secure.

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.

ANZ breaks down Agile transformation of its contact centre

18.08.20

ANZ Banking Group is taking a purposely incremental approach to the Agile transformation of its contact centre environment, and is using an automated test regime to ensure the overall customer experience is maintained throughout. “It was a huge thing to bite off, which is why you really have to take small changes over time to improve your processes, because if you set about it all in one hit, it's almost impossible.”

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.

Project Assurance : The key to delivering Success

18.08.20

Project assurance is a process that allows project stakeholders and project managers (PMs) to assess the risks and strengths of a project. By outlining key threats, objective success criteria, and adequate project controls with project stakeholders, PMs can create a stronger infrastructure to increase the chance of success. For projects with high financial value, project assurance is particularly beneficial, since it prevents overspending – but the concept can work for a project of any size.