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The Importance of Rest

10th January 2021

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Many years ago, I remember looking over a senior colleague’s shoulder and seeing her diary. Her diary was an overlapping patchwork of...

Benefits Depend on Perspective

13th December 2020

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With a fast-moving and uncertain business environment, there’s an increasing need for organisations to adapt.  Look inside just about any organisation and...

A Project Needs a Compass

15th November 2020

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Imagine the scene. A project has been running for a few months, and a discussion is being held over the priority of...

Nobody likes to feel like an ‘edge case’

11th October 2020

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When designing business processes or services, it’s tempting to focus exclusively on the ‘happy path’. The ‘happy path’ is the route that...

IRM Business Analysis Conference Europe 2020 Review

1st October 2020

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Last week some of our people had the opportunity to speak at and attend the IRM Business Analysis Conference 2020. In a...

Sunshine on a rainy project

13th September 2020

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When working on large transformational projects, there is often an understandable focus on those that will be affected by the change.  Thought...

Difficult conversations are hard but necessary

16th August 2020

Difficult conversations are hard but necessary

Nobody ever said change was easy.  As humans we seem to be ‘wired’ to resist change, with even the smallest, seemingly insignificant...

Masking our emotions

2nd August 2020

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Sam Brian, one of CMC's Trainee Consultants, looks at how awareness of our body language can help to overcome communication barriers...

Is ‘Pradmin’ filling your day

20th July 2020

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Project work involves a whole range of different activities and there never seems to be a lack of tasks vying for our...