A methodology is not a guarantee of success!
“You get an ology, you’re a scientist”, a famous quote from a 1980s BT advert that sees Maureen Lipman re-assuring her grandson that despite his poor exam results his “ology” means he’s a scientist. So, what of our methodologies in today’s challenging delivery environment? Can they
Organisations invest heavily in their methodologies and supporting governance to help deliver programmes successfully, but having all of that means little if the programme isn’t properly established and the team work to deliver value, rather than simply following the methodology rulebook. To deliver well, a programme needs the right focus on outcomes and value, with an involved and committed sponsor community, and a team willing and able to assess its direction and adapt its approach to suit a changing environment.