Recently on a turnaround project we had to develop a way to bring a remotely based existing team together to complete a project in the middle of Lockdown 3.0. With Covid having delayed the project significantly the team needed to relaunch and start to put in place high performing behaviours to complete the project.
Using the team canvas an online workshop was developed and using MS Teams and Miro the workshop was delivered online using the approach (keo_consult_team_canvas_workshop.pdf) outlined above.
Project now underway again and the team looking forward to getting boots and hard hats on again onsite.
In Ireland, the past 18 months have been characterised by much uncertainty and a number of stops and starts in the construction industry. In particular since January 2021, there has been significant construction cost inflation resulting in increases and uncertainty in forecast development costs for projects due to these escalating costs. Decision makers need to have a range of tools available to decide which projects to prioritise, particularly when delays occur and assumptions change as they have done in the past 12 months.
With significant changes in project assumptions during Covid, not least changes in timing, costs and revenues, there may be possible knock-on impact on other projects. You need to be able to consider how to prioritise projects in a portfolio. This paper (download here) illustrates an approach to prioritisation of a portfolio of projects with a case study on a residential development.
Working from home presents challenges to the effective management of organisations and ongoing staff productivity A change to a hybrid office home arrangement will impact on future #workplace strategy and #workplacedesign. A day in the life of an employee is going to be significantly different in the medium term. #employeeengagement #culture #engagementsurvey#productivity #wfh
With many employees currently working remotely from home, and with some projects paused, it could be time for many small businesses to look at a number of areas that usually are long term projects but can easily be run remotely.
One such area is your website. Whether a light wipe or a deep clean a periodic review of your website should be part of scheduled activities in your firm.
This checklist gives an step by step approach to a review of your website. Hope it is helpful.
Our previous article about developing a social media approach may also prove useful at this time
Ireland as we know is experiencing an ongoing chronic housing shortage which is contributing significantly to the homelessness crisis in Ireland – the critical issue needs an innovative approach to develop a solution. How can elements of the lean startup approach used in the entrepreneurial world be used to analyse a public problem and start to develop solutions? In particular, how can a lean concept such as the Business Model Canvas (BMC) be used to start to think about what a solution might look like and how it logically might fit together?
The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models. It is a visual chart with elements describing a firm's or product's value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances.
The Business Model Canvas has given a good framework to start to think about building businesses where generally the aim is to earn more money than you spend. What if you’re local or central government, a public body or part of the not-for profit sector? In these cases, you don’t earn money (all the time!), but you mobilise resources and a budget to solve a particular problem and create value for a given group (e.g. HSE – service recipients, GPA – players, SEAI – households & companies, Arts Council – the general public, NTA – drivers on the countries roads, etc.).
With a focus on benefits delivered over revenue and profitability the Business Model Canvas needs four tweaks to make is a useful tool in this sector:
Keogh Consulting looks to help individuals and organisations deliver the right projects the right way. Here is some of our knowledge and a few case studies that we hope will help you on your project journey.
Project Cost Calculator & Database
Cost Rental Simple Model
Cost Rental Complex Model