Archive | Value Management

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 […]

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

Being more agile in oil & gas projects

Traditional defined project control mechanisms require project scope to be broken down into well understood, discrete, interdependent tasks. This is ideal for activities where there is a clear picture of the final outcome and where there is low likelihood, requirement, or desire to accommodate change. Such approaches are well suited to the later detailed engineering, […]