Wednesday, 08 April 2020

Strategic programs fail for one reason – failure is designed in

A Q&A guide by Mentor Europe
Friday 06 March 20

Mentor has taken a long hard look at all the programs they've seen over the past 30 years. There were 128 of them - and 117 of these were “rescue” situations. In each case, a bunch of “age-old” failure patterns - repeated over-and-over again – caused these programs to pinball all over the place.   Mentor's analysis showed there were five &ldquo…

Mentor has taken a long hard look at all the programs they've seen over the past 30 years. There were 128 of them - and 117 of these were “rescue” situations.

In each case, a bunch of “age-old” failure patterns - repeated over-and-over again – caused these programs to pinball all over the place.
 
Mentor's analysis showed there were five “bone-crushing” factors at play: 
 

Executive alignment: Executive teams are not as aligned as they say they are

Planning: Most program “plans” are targets, based on someone else’s view of what “ought to be possible”

Program organisation: Most program “organisation structures” are misleading and un-workable

Supplier management: Reputable industry suppliers are just as prone to program mis-adventure as their clients, possibly more so

Dependencies: Fragile dependency management can hobble any program

 

Sound familiar? 
 
In every situation, program failure was “designed-in” from the start. 
 
This new insight from Mentor is a vital read if you want the ability to stay on the cutting edge of what makes business transformation programs succeed – every single time.
 
Download this Q&A guide to find out more about the 5 critical factors to program execution success. 
 
 
ABOUT MENTOR
 
Mentor has three solid decades of experience in running difficult, business-critical programs in the UK and European telecoms markets. Breaking new ground by helping to create some of the first wave of Alt.net deployments, Mentor worked behind the scenes with most of the UK’s infrastructure players.
 
Today, Mentor is helping mobile operators, fibre providers and infrastructure players to figure out how to respond to the huge opportunities presented by 4G densification and the move to 5G.
 
With our strong industry relationships and independence – combined with deep design, operational and commercial experience – we will work with you and your team to provide the people, resources and expertise to get your business-critical program over the line – with certainty.
 
Results. Guaranteed.
 
 
 
 
We are proud to be working again with Mentor Europe as our Silver Sponsor at Connected Britain 2020, 18-19 June 2020 in London. Meet with David Hilliard and his team to learn how you can successfully future proof your business-critical program executions.  Head over to the event website to keep up to date with the conference.

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