I was pleasantly delighted on a couple of counts. First, the delegates were a great group, from different backgrounds. It made for some fascinating discussions. Second, I realised it had been awhile since I had myself led our MSP course, and I really loved it! I enjoy the fact that this framework really can get its arms around adaptive change.
One of the core concepts in MSP is the idea of catering for transition, behaviour changes following what the projects deliver. And the model is pretty robust. I realised again that it is so powerful a concept that it pops up in a number of other places - behind some of the change management models we take people through on our Change Management Practitioner, in the newly-published Managing Benefits, and, of course, in Management of Portfolios.
So I've put what I have rehearsed many times with clients onto this video.
It seems to me, like Cinderella in the Fairy Tale, far too often the whole transition piece gets forgotten and isn't invited to the Ball. And this is a tragedy - for all concerned.
So it seemed to me appropriate, at this Christmas season, when Pantomimes, including Cinderella, are very much in people's minds, that I remind everyone of transition, the need to plan for it, resource it, and lead it.