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Authored by Rob Franklin and Priya Sivakumar.In our previous blogs we’ve talked about how our PMO functions are adapting to the changing needs of our customers and the market. We identified three focus areas that need to be reshaped in order to support our organisations to evolve:Moving the focus from delivering outputs efficiently to delivering the right outcomesEnabling the organisation to support delivering outcomes through adaptive governance Shifting PMO tools to enable people to focus on value instead of enforcing processIn this blog we’re going to share some ideas thatSEE DETAILS

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“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all”– Peter Drucker There has been much debate about the future of the PMO within Agile (technology) delivery. Our hypothesis is that the function of the PMO needs to change from a process oriented, output-focused, bureaucratic organisation to a guiding people-before-process practice, measuring outcomes and the delivery of value to the organisation while supporting the effective use of allocated funding.Whilst the quote from Peter Drucker says it all; we would like to look at three keySEE DETAILS

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Time for a PMO reset. Blog series 1/6The PMO has an identity crisis. A fundamental question that often goes unanswered is “what are we here for?” Too many PMO managers will jump on the band–wagaon with a response that says something like “To deliver projects, on time and on budget”.  Yes, these things are important and can’t be ignored, but the deeper answer is something more akin with “to deliver value to the organisation”. But how often do we ask ourselves what does this value consist of and who decidesSEE DETAILS

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LPS appoints GM Digital Rob FranklinWe would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome Rob Franklin to our LPS Head Office to head up our Digital Practice as GM of Digital. He is starting his new role at the end of August. Rob is not new to LPS at all. In fact he has worked for LPS since 2007. This excludes a stint in Australia honing his skills for Hewlett Packard as Major Programmes Project Director. His most recent role has been with Vodafone and over the past 3 years has workedSEE DETAILS

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Blog Series Testing: Blog number #3: Strategy for testingBy Venkat RaghavanWelcome back to the final blog of the series, hope you enjoyed reading the last two, and thank you all for your kind feedback and comments. Before we get on with this blog strategy for testing , here is a quick summary of what we have covered thus far, If you haven’t read them then please check them out.Triggers – Leaders wanting their organizations to transform to deliver value and fast.Fast changing technology landscape – New tools, shifting left. etc.SEE DETAILS

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Balancing structure and flexibility with adaptive governance | Blog Series 3/6

June 25, 2019

Authored by Rob Franklin and Priya Sivakumar.In our previous blogs we’ve talked about how our PMO functions are adapting to the changing needs of our ...

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Reshaping the PMO to focus on Value delivery. Blog series 2/6

May 22, 2019

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all”– Peter Drucker There has been much debate abo...

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Time for a PMO reset. Blog series 1/6

May 6, 2019

Time for a PMO reset. Blog series 1/6The PMO has an identity crisis. A fundamental question that often goes unanswered is “what are we here for?” Too ...

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LPS appoints GM Digital Rob Franklin

August 30, 2018

LPS appoints GM Digital Rob FranklinWe would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome Rob Franklin to our LPS Head Office to head up our Di...

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Blog Series Testing: Blog number #3: Strategy for testing

August 30, 2018

Blog Series Testing: Blog number #3: Strategy for testingBy Venkat RaghavanWelcome back to the final blog of the series, hope you enjoyed reading the ...

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What is Jira?

July 20, 2018

What is Jira? Jira is a platform that allows teams to handle issues throughout the life cycle of the problem. Jira can be tailored to fit different or...

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Blog Series Testers: Are we headed towards Extinction: BLOG#2 : Key Drivers

July 13, 2018

Are testers headed towards Extinction: BLOG# 2: Key Drivers By Venkat Raghavan Test managerAnd I am back… 😊 with Part II of my Blog Seri...

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The LPS Wellington Office has moved.

June 28, 2018

The LPS Wellington Office has moved.We can now announce from the beginning of July we will have a new LPS Wellington office. On July 2nd the following...

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What are the triggers for change for testers? Are we headed towards Extinction?

June 27, 2018

What are the triggers for change for testers? Are we headed towards Extinction?By Venkat Raghavan Test managerMorpheus (From The movie Matrix): “...

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What is Change Management?

May 9, 2018

What is Change Management?People quite often ask what is change management? Change management is how you approach dealing with transition or transform...

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8 step process for leading change

May 4, 2018

Leading ChangeBy Deanna Sorrell – Change Manager RBNZ Change… we’ve all encountered a change in some shape or form (good or bad!), especially at...

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Managing Change in an Agile Environment

April 30, 2018

Change Management in an Agile Environment By Helen Franklin Change Manager – VodafoneIf you’re new to the idea of change management, or you’ve n...

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LPS tagline launches at the Hurricanes first home game

April 20, 2018

The new LPS tagline launched at the Hurricanes opening game for the Super Rugby season.The new LPS tagline was launched during the opening home game o...

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PM Systems LTD (LPS) appointed to AOG Business Change panel.

April 18, 2018

PM Systems LTD (LPS) appointed to AOG Business Change panel.As part of the All-of-Government (AOG) Consultancy Services solution, New Zealand Governme...

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DX Conference Insights on Digital and Data

April 17, 2018

DX Conference Insights on Digital and Data By Rob FranklinDigital Delivery and Performance Manager – Vodafone I was fortunate enough to attend D...

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LPS attends CFO Summit 2018

April 17, 2018

LPS attends and sponsors the CFO SummitThe CFO Summit was held at the newly renovated Cordis Hotel in Auckland this year. The conference saw over 140 ...

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PM Systems LTD (LPS) appointed to AOG Assurance panel.

April 6, 2018

PM Systems LTD (LPS) appointed to AOG Assurance panel.As part of the All-of-Government (AOG) Consultancy Services solution, New Zealand Government Pro...

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LPS Sponsors the Hurricanes Super Rugby for the 2018 season

April 6, 2018

LPS Sponsors the Hurricanes Super Rugby team, 2018.LPS is excited to announce that once again in 2018, we are sponsoring the Hurricanes Super Rugby te...

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Doing Agile right

April 3, 2018

Doing Agile rightBy Kamaal AhmedWe have all heard it in some form or the other – Agile is the next great movement. It will transform the way we work a...

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WIDS Global Event on March 5th in Auckland New Zealand. WIDSNZ

March 6, 2018

Stanford Women in Data Science ( WIDS ):WIDS the Stanford Women in Data Science Conference is a worldwide one-day technical conference. This event is ...