"We can’t keep meeting like this... it’s not much fun!"
The Challenge: Regular meetings both internally and externally are an important ingredient to ensuring business success, but when they are no longer productive, or of an acceptable standard it can be detrimental and a waste of resources.
Our client with over 500 office and construction site staff spread throughout New Zealand found themselves in exactly this position, there was a definitive need for both internal and external meetings but they often ran overtime, were scheduled at the wrong time of day, had too many attendees and lacked clear outcomes or agreements.
The Solution: Run a series of 2-hr ’Running Effective Meetings’ workshops to address the issues related to their meeting cultures. These workshops helped address and develop approaches to raise the quality of meetings, and were spread across a 2-year period targeting staff at all levels across the organisation.
With management leading by example, our client’s organisation has an increased quality and culture of meetings across the business.
The Benefits: The number of meetings has dropped and they are being held at the right time of the day where practicable. The level of awareness of what constitutes a good or a 'not great' meeting has been raised.
Prioritise, Plan & Deliver On Your Projects In 2022
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Improving project transparency & management
The challenge: Our client was facing challenges in tracking projects and progress transparency due to a lack of data management processes. Project information was stored in multiple locations (including in people's heads), resulting in inconsistent, incomplete, and out of date data as opposed to having it all in one easily accessible and centralised location. There was also a requirement to improve the level of portfolio and project management capability and maturity and this would require a more data-driven approach.
The solution: Implementing Microsoft PPM. This enabled our client to retire historical spreadsheets and associated manual processes, and progress to more automated and efficient procedures. Using Microsoft PPM, our client is able to capture all project information in a single place to enable seamless data collection and up to date reporting. This includes supporting approvals through the governance workflow which ensured only the best ideas were supported all the way through to execution and benefits realisation.
The benefits: Increased efficiency, improved governance reporting and data collection. Our client now has the ability to automate portfolio data efficiently and effectively, to better inform their prioritisation process with data-driven analysis to identify the projects they should focus time and resources on. This has provided more transparency around the strategic contribution of projects and ensuring the team is working on the right projects.
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