Underscore Transformation

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Summary

A functional transformation can either be defined as a programme or a portfolio depending on the scope and scale of the change required and whether you are transforming one or multiple functions. This seemingly esoteric point matters when coming to choose the best methodology to use and when building your transformation organisation and team.

In this episode, Jason and Joe explore the differences between a project, programme and a portfolio, and why it's essential to define your transformation initiative in the right way to achieve the best outcomes. They also discuss the impact this has on issues such as resourcing, and decision making.

Show Notes

During this episode we include definitions of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management based on those given by Axelos (the custodians of Prince2, MSP, ITIL, P3M3 and more). Underscore is an accredited training provider for Prince2, and MSP. For more information on the products and services provided by Axelos, please visit their website.

This season of the Underscore Transformation Podcast is based on our recent white paper covering the first stage of transformation: Scoping. The 10 Points covered in the Scoping Checklist are:

1. Programme sponsorship
2. Problem definition
3. Preparing for change
4. Requirements gathering
5. Vision, objectives and design principles
6. Governance and decision making
7. Methodology and approach
8. Programme management capability
9. Solution design capability
10. Business case

We’re always looking for ways to improve our content and would love to hear your feedback. If you would like to join the conversation, please contact Jason West to join our WhatsApp group.

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Visit our website to find more content on transformation, project resourcing, and talent development. 

This episode was recorded and produced by Matt Gore of icon business media.

What is Underscore Transformation?

The podcast that provides practical guidance for successful business transformation.