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Recently I presented at the Institute of Civil Engineers on the The Future of Project and Portfolio Management. This presentation was part of a workshop organised by the The Future Club to look at the future of project management and closely associated programme, portfolio and change management as well as PMO support fro the perspective [...]
Today (14th May 2014) I went to the House of Lords, London and entered through Black Rods Gate to attend the Annual House of Lords Collaborative Working Reception. It was a lunchtime reception in the Cholmondley Room / the Terrace on the River Thames and being a sunny spring afternoon this was a perfect setting for [...]
Successful team collaboration in business is all about ensuring each and every element of a project and business relationship is working in perfect sync to bring about the desired result. Most importantly, this is about supporting people’s collaborative behaviours and competencies with the right processes and systems. As we move into a truly global economy, [...]
BS 11000 is the British Standard (soon to become ISO 11000) that provides a tried and tested framework for business collaboration in order to improve performance and enhance business relationships. Taking a collaborative approach will bring both tangible and intangible benefits to your business, from better cost management, resource utilisation and business innovations, to improved [...]
There is a time when all business relationships come to an end. Knowing when to disengage and how is key for your business continuity and for making sure future collaborative opportunities are possible. Do you have a joint exit strategy in place for your current and future business relationships?
After you have established your collaboration strategy, determined your collaboration profile, selected a partner to collaborate with and have started to create value, you need to make sure you stay together. Clause 9 in BS 11000 focuses on the activities that you have to jointly undertake to help you maximise the benefit of working collaboratively, hopefully for a very long and profitable time.
One of the main reason for creating a collaborative business relationship is to create value.
Stage 6 of BS 11000 concentrates on the various steps you and your partner have to jointly commit and undertake to realise the benefits that you will have identified as part of your strategy and business case in stages 1 and 2 during the strategic phase.
Putting in place a value creation programme, with defined value drivers and appropriate resources with a a desire for continual learnig that is applied to your innovation process will help you create “new” value that you could not have done by your self.
Discover how you can increase your business productivity through improved collaborative business relationships, visualising and sharing your data easily and working with people in different locations and time zones.
BS 11000 is ultimatley all about working together to create new value through collaboration.
Stage 5 Working Together identifies all of the key processes and procedures you need to jointly co-create and integrate with your partner. The upside is that you should be able to reuse your exisiting processes and procedures saving time, money and reducing the amount of change and negative impact to you and your partner exisiting business.