Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading association for project, programme and portfolio management professionals, has released three new thought leadership reports on navigating the ‘new normal’ of disruptive technologies. Not surprisingly, professional project, programme and portfolio management approaches are viewed as being critical to successful digital tra ...

Community Justice Scotland (CJS) is the national body responsible for reducing re-offending. Launched in April 2017, it replaced eight separate community justice authorities. The organisation’s vision of breaking the cycle of re-offending is achieved through constant innovation and partnership working to develop new ways of supporting offenders, their families and support agenc ...

Going live in April of this year, Bridgeall successfully delivered a Scottish Employability Tracking Service (SETS) for Fair Start Scotland (FSS), the country’s newly devolved employability service. The service will provide employability support to 38,000 people over the next five years focused mainly on those ‘furthest from getting steady work’; with mentoring, skills developm ...

According to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) most recent Pulse of the Profession® in-depth report 2018, the six core competencies of an effective project leader in an era of digital disruption are data science skills; an innovative mindset; security and privacy knowledge; legal and compliance knowledge; the ability to make data-driven decisions; and collaborative leade ...

In Part 4 of our series on 'Introducing Bridgeall', we present a representative sample of recent projects providing a snapshot of what we do. Bridgeall has successfully delivered client projects across a broad range of sectors including Utilities and Energy, Central and Local Government, Financial Services, Education, Health, Manufacturing, Transportation, Professional Services ...

Previous blog posts have argued that the PMO is fast becoming the de facto organisational structure for standardising project management best-practice, ensuring that projects and programmes are delivered on time, on budget, with agreed outcomes achieved. This view has been reinforced in a recent series of six short video interviews with Mark A. Langley, CEO and President of the ...

Bridgeall is delighted to be appointed to DPS, the Scottish Government’s new Dynamic Purchasing System aimed at simplifying the procurement of digital services. The appointment reflects our growing expertise in transforming service delivery across diverse public sector organisations. Projects have included a 4,000 seat SharePoint, Office 365 and Intranet deployment for Scottish ...

The first of two posts covering the evolving role of the Project Management Office (PMO). Part 1 presents a typology of PMOs. Part 2 discusses the growing maturity and strategic role of PMOs as key enablers of change. Introduction As argued in previous blog posts in this series, the PMO is fast becoming the de facto organisational structure for standardising project management ...

Previous posts have highlighted the increasingly important role of the Project Management Office (PMO) as a key enabler of change. With successful transformation requiring effective, enterprise-wide project, programme and portfolio management, the PMO is fast becoming the de facto organisational structure for standardising project management best-practice, ensuring that project ...

In a recent blog post, we summarised PMI’s 9th Pulse of the Profession Report 2017. One of the main conclusions of the report, based on a global survey of circa 4,000 project management professionals, senior executives and PMO directors, was the increasing use of Agile as a technique for managing projects. A full 71 percent of those surveyed claimed to be following agile approa ...