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The Transformation ‘Gotchas’

When I was asked to guest blog some thoughts on change management I initially thought I’d wax lyrical about PROSCI and ADKAR (Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement) and how we need to elevate Change Management as a profession not something any gifted amateur can have a go at and how we need more qualified organisational psychologists…but no-one wants […]

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20/10/2017

Learning the lyrics – people not technology, behaviours not activities

When we heard about CommsUnplugged the decision to get involved was an easy one. At Perago-Wales we focus on supporting organisations to deliver services that meet user needs and, in doing so, transform ways of working within organisations. Our experience spans agile delivery, programme management, technology transformation, change management, communications and more. The definition of ‘digital transformation’ is […]

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20/9/2017

Collaborating in a field in Dorset

Collaboration is a key behaviour to get right if an organisation is really going to transform and deliver sustainable change. Without collaboration you work in silos, you keep learning to yourself, you focus solely on your own ideas and you reinforce the behaviour that slows change and drives mistrust. But get it right and collaboration […]

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7/8/2017

CommsUnplugged

At Perago-Wales we believe that to go forward you sometimes need to step back. Not in time or out of circulation, just to take stock, rethink and find the focus that allows you to push forward again. Our approach is all about helping organisations take stock, understand what their users, both internal and external, need […]

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4/8/2017

Thoughts on Digital Tuesday

More than just tech This week I spoke at my first ever Digital Tuesday at Tramshed Tech in Cardiff.  These events are run monthly by Innovation Point and are free to attend. They have a loyal following and a really diverse audience which makes for great interaction and networking. This month’s topic was ‘The Innovation Generation’ focusing on how we in […]

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24/7/2017

Agile for teams who don’t build software

Agile ways of working has its roots in software development and looks to get working software in the hands of end users as quickly as possible. This offers teams rapid feedback and helps to ensure the final result has value to the end user. I recently worked with a couple of agile teams looking for […]

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6/7/2017

Digital Futures in Health: is the focus on real transformation or is it just about tech?

Last week I attended the ‘Digital futures in health and well being: can the public sector survive without them?’ symposium. Held at the Morgan Academy within the new Swansea University Bay Campus, on the outskirts of the city centre, with world class facilities. It’s no wonder that the University is going from strength to strength with this […]

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5/7/2017

Where are all the women in Health and tech in Wales?

I’ve spent the last few years in organisations that are transforming through digital and technology, but it wasn’t until I became involved in a cross government technology programme as part of the Government Digital Service (GDS) that I became aware of the issue of diversity in tech and, more specifically, women in tech. If I’m honest, I’d not […]

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2/7/2017

Introducing Victoria Ford

This April marked 23 years for me as a civil servant and got me reflecting as milestones often do.  When I walked into Dover West Docks to start my Immigration Officer training in April 1994 I had no idea about where my career would take me and, being young, didn’t really care that much. It […]

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