The benefits of a virtual PMO

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In this article I will describe how a virtual PMO (also referred to as ‘PMO as a Service’, abbreviated to PMOaaS) could benefit your organisation. There can be no doubt that what many organisations thought was impossible a couple years ago has enabled them to continue to operate during the pandemic. I am of course […]

How to run a Project Review

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Last month my team facilitated a review of a project we’ve been working on for most of the year. Whilst the project is far from finished, we have reached an important milestone in that one of the new technology platforms has gone live across the business.  With still much work to do in future phases […]

Remote Project Management: Does it work?

Remote project management is not new, but does it work? I have been remotely managing projects on behalf of my overseas clients for over 10 years. However, the last 2 years have placed additional pressures on all of us, so in this post I am going to describe Solitaire Consulting’s experiences and lessons learnt. The […]

Understanding IT Systems Change (Part 4 of 4)

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In this final article in my series on IT systems change,  I will discuss how you can best work with your technology providers to ensure a successful systems implementation. Previous articles in the series can be found by clicking these links: >>> Understanding IT Systems Change Part 1 – Context and initiation <<< >>> Understanding IT Systems Change […]

Understanding IT Systems Change (Part 3 of 4)

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This is the third of a series of articles on understanding IT systems change.  In this article I will discuss the importance of continuing the change management effort once the new system has gone live. Read the first two articles in the series here: >>> Understanding IT Systems Change Part 1 – Context and Initiation […]

Understanding IT Systems Change (Part 2 of 4)

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In this second of a series of articles on understanding IT systems change, I will discuss the importance of considering the change management aspects of your project continuously throughout its implementation Read the first article here: >>> Understanding IT Systems Change Part 1 – Context and Initiation <<< Let’s assume that you have selected a […]

Understanding IT Systems Change (Part 1 of 4)

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In this first of a series of four articles on implementing a new business system I will be discussing the importance of understanding the context of change in the organisation,  and how to go about establishing the right framework to undertake a significant system implementation project. Given that you are already here looking at this blog […]

Stakeholder Management using the Power Interest Matrix

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Stakeholder Management is one of the core skills that every Project Manager or Change Manager needs to master. However, in my experience it is something that is often done badly or even ignored completely. In this blog, I will present the Power Interest Matrix as one of the tools I use to help manage project […]

Top 5 buying factors for Enterprise Software


Whatever size business you are, selecting the right enterprise software is a big decision that you want to get right. Your choice of core system is one that will impact your business for many years to come.

WealthWorks+ A New Wealth Management System

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WealthWorks+ is being launched next month in the Channel Islands. It is described as “a brand new platform for private client professionals, built using the latest in responsive web technology”. Ever since Microgen Financial Systems started to buy up its smaller competitors, I’ve been arguing that there is a gap in the wealth systems market; […]