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Not everyone wants to collaborate   Workplaces are centred around different departments [teams] in order to deliver.   Arguably, if these teams didn’t exist the organisation would not be able to perform. The underlying assumption in most workplaces is that team work yields results; get a bunch of randoms together and magic will happen.  The practical […]

This is a great question, one which should be asked more often.  As managers, we are often asked to also become managers of risk.  Whilst we can quickly define risks as events of uncertainty, the management of these events is going to vary based upon the situation. Story 1: The fundamentalist approach I recall conducting […]

Background If studying a program in the Vocational Education and Training sector you may find that things are a little different to school, university or other assessments you may have encountered in your adult life. The major reason for this is that the assessments are based upon a competency model; aiming to determine if candidates […]

Make or Buy Decision In each instance of defining procurement, we consider an acquisition from outside the organisation (or agency).  Procurement is, effectively realised in the establishment of a legal contract. For this to occur we must therefore have a party to which we are to enter into a contract with, and since you can’t […]

Shoot down the plane (destroying the idea)   I find amongst project and program managers an optimistic outlook in the initial phase of the project; a childlike view that everything will be fine.  As the project elapses this view often becomes tarnished by the harsh reality, which was, casually ignored. This attitude has the potential […]

Nic Thomas was a recent keynote speaker at the Insources 2017 International VET Conference held in Sydney in June 2017. Nic spoke on the topic of quality in the Vocational Education and Training sector and expressed that to make for an effective VET system, we need to collaborate. The keynote speech was delivered in his […]

A TAS or Training and Assessment Strategy is a high-level view of a program.  The intention is to convey information such as; The qualification (if applicable) The units Any clustering (grouping) of units The target group The method of delivery The method of assessment Timeframes for delivery and assessment Qualified delivery and assessment staff Required […]

What is a program risk methodology?   Most of us are familiar with the process of risk management; identify, analyse, manage and so on- if you want more information it’s quite nicely bundled up within the International Standards for Risk Management: ISO 31000:2009.  However, the concept of a program risk management methodology seems quite foreign […]

The Process Contract This post is not intended to provide legal advice, nor be specific to your individual situation.  It is to provide a broad view of process contracts within a procurement framework. What are Process Contracts? With regards to the procurement process it has been a long held belief that there is a single […]

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