Transformation Thoughts

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Welcome to our blog. Here you’ll find all our latest thoughts on business transformation, talent development and training, and project resourcing, as well as relevant industry news.




1608, 2019

New Course Announcement

We are excited to announce the launch of a new course and to share some updates to our range of Excel programmes. With Excel being such a key skill in today's business world, Underscore are keen to ensure our training courses match the current business needs. To this end, [...]

1208, 2019

Transformation Checklist #10: Business Case

Where the rubber hits the road So you’re sponsoring a transformation programme and you and your team have spent the past six months setting up governance, understanding what needs to change, gathering requirements, selecting suppliers, building programme management and solution design capability, preparing for change, and defining your vision, [...]

208, 2019

Transformation Checklist #9 – Solution Design Capability

NOT business as usual, please This is the seventh in our series of articles that consider why so many transformation initiatives fail and, more importantly, what can you do to improve your chances of success. Last week we considered the project and programme management capability required to manage and [...]

208, 2019

Schedule Risk Analysis: Risk Register Setup

Welcome to the final blog in our series on Schedule Risk Analysis. Over the past few weeks we’ve explored the topics of schedule integrity, uncertainty and three-point estimating, and running analysis. To round off, we’re going to talk about the importance of setting up a robust Risk Register. Setting [...]

108, 2019

Women in Leadership – Developing Leadership Skills Under Challenging Conditions

A few years ago, I discovered a Leadership Development programme in New Zealand called Homeward Bound.  This is a fantastic experiential development programme for Women in STEM Leadership. Homeward Bound is a ‘Global movement helping women lead for the future of our planet, culminating in the largest-ever female expedition in [...]

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