ConceptBoard Familiarisation

For general guidance on Whiteboards, please see our post: Using Participative Collaboration Techniques in Virtual Whiteboards There are loads of virtual whiteboards out there, all with … Read more

PMI

PMI stands for Plus Minus and Interesting. It is a simple technique proposed by Edward de Bono for quickly exploring a situation or an idea … Read more

Action Planning Sheet

The Action Planning sheet is a tool for thinking through actions in respect of ensuring they will be effectively implemented. It is particularly useful where … Read more

Honeycomb Diagram

The honeycomb diagram is essentially a tree diagram laid out in a more graphically attractive manner. This can be helpful in gaining a better psychological … Read more

Solution Effect Diagram

The Solution Effect Diagram is a very useful variation of the Ishikawa diagram. It is used for exploring the potential implications to an intended change (sometimes … Read more

Meeting Effectiveness Maturity Model

Maturity Models provide a ‘less-prescriptive’ way of engaging individuals and groups in developing practical goals for adopting best practice. They work by means of describing … Read more

Digest of Useful Articles

Month by month, we will be listing out articles which caught our eye, and highlighting those that are most interesting or helpful (most recent at … Read more

Meeting Tool Selection

There is a wide range of meeting tools available, which support the achievement of a host of different purposes within a meeting. So much so, … Read more

Persistent Project Walls

Unlike physical meeting rooms, virtual meeting rooms can be limitless in their dimensions and their allocation. Information can be spread over their virtual walls with … Read more

Asynchronous meetings

Asynchronous means ‘not at the same time’. Asynchronous meetings are a form of collaboration where the topics, the purpose and the inputs and outputs resemble a … Read more

Inspiration@Work

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Conducting a Pre-Mortem

What is a Pre-Mortem? Courtesy Matt Byrom In conventional project management, when you undertake a risk assessment, people are asked to say what might go … Read more

Managing ‘Arrival’

You have probably heard the phrase ‘bring your “A game”‘. It reflects the idea that we can turn up in different states of preparedness and … Read more

The £500 bet

This particular exercise is based on the results of a survey undertaken by a consulting organisation of failed and delayed projects. In their interviews of the … Read more

Meaningful Conversation

The role of Inner Condition in Meeting Effectiveness A big factor in the effectiveness of any meeting is the attitudes of the people within it.

Meetings Excellence

Talk given to Siemens Business Excellence Forum Mike Clargo – September 2017   Process Improvement has transformed business …