Archive | Organisational Effectiveness

Why a compass is (still) better than a map

Back in late 2016 I wrote an article for the APM’s Project journal about how projects that adopt values-led approaches to leadership, rather than traditional controls-based approaches, were more likely to be a successful and positive experience for all concerned. Given how long ago 2016 now seems, I wanted to revisit what I wrote then […]

Virtual teams: successes & challenges

Recent events have provided a sudden and dramatic push towards virtual working. At a recent presentation to the Travivas Network Kate put these changes in working practices into a broader perspective. She shared some approaches, tips and challenges related to the set-up and operation of virtual organisations, based on recent Agilis experiences of promoting and […]

The language of change: what is digital transformation?

Words are powerful. They can be used to articulate and communicate ideas and visions for the future. But equally our ideas and ambitions are shaped and potentially limited by the language that we use. Language is constantly evolving. However, words that have ambiguous or unclear meanings or that seem to be an exercise in sales […]

“Beyond the digital hype – delivering a better project”: Agilis present at IMCA Digitalisation Seminar October 2019

Kate Parker set out the wider context for the move towards digital technologies, and some of the opportunities and challenges that Agilis have found in establishing a new digital project mindset. “Beyond the digital hype – delivering a better project” Speakers from Equinor, BP, Abyssal, i-tech 7, WFS and Fugro shared case studies that demonstrated […]

Future Oil & Gas June 2019 Agilis join panel discussion “Designing and building a digital asset”

Kate Parker joined fellow panelists from WideTech, Aker BP, FutureOn Corporation and Siemens Oil & Gas Offshore for a panel discussion on “Designing and Building a Digital Asset”. The panel explored the interactions between people and technology, the importance of keeping a clear focus on value benefits, and the issues that arise in communicating new […]

FPSO Europe Congress February 2019: Agilis chair roundtable session “Embracing digitalisation and technology for improved FPSO project lifecycle costs”

Kate Parker led three well-attended sessions, each with a wide variety of contributors. The discussions highlighted the confusion around digital technologies and terminologies and the gap between ideas and actual implementation, and the opportunities to make more effective use of data that is already available. It was striking that while everyone had heard of digital […]

Values-led projects: why a compass is better than a map

Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Increased stakeholder visibility, combined with more uncertain political and economic environments, means that project managers need to adopt different strategies to ensure a greater chance of project success. Values-led projects article in APM’s Project Spring 2017

Using nudge techniques to influence behaviour in an engineering office

Our SPE Intelligent Energy conference paper “Using Nudge Techniques to Influence Behaviour in an Engineering Office” has now been published. Abstract below: “Nudge techniques have led to a revolution in the way organisations think about the hierarchy of choice. Small changes in the way choices are presented — nudges — can have a significant impact […]