Evan is the Founder and CEO of the Business Agility Institute; an international membership body to both champion and support the next-generation of organisations. Companies that are agile, innovative and dynamic – perfectly designed to thrive in today’s unpredictable markets. His experience while holding senior leadership and board positions in both private industry and government has driven his work in business agility and he regularly speaks on these topics at local and international industry conferences.
As well as leading the Business Agility Institute, Evan is also the author of Directing the Agile Organisation (2012) and #noprojects; a culture of continuous value (2018).
Presentation: #NoProjects because, if You Need to Start a Project, You’re Already Behind
What is your focus, if not a project?
I want to be controversial for a moment and propose an end to projects, project management & project managers. I propose that the entire project process is flawed from the start for one simple reason. If you need to run a project, you’re already behind.
By definition, a project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. However, to be truly competitive, an organisation needs to be able to deliver a continuous stream of change. Managed properly, this negates the need for a project and the associated cost overheads.
In this new product and outcome focused world, what does the future for PMOs look like? How do you govern, prioritise, and support a continuous change without a project structure.
Join Evan, as he introduces you to #noprojects, adaptive portfolio management, and the Outcome Canvas. Learn how modern companies are delivering value by aligning work to outcomes, measuring value, and delivering continuous change.