change leaders

3 Ways to Create Effective Change Leaders

It is often said that ‘change is the only constant,’ but for large organisations, change can be painful. This is especially true when it comes to enterprise-wide change programmes. According to Harvard Business Review, two-thirds of all large-scale transformation efforts fail to some degree. With big change programmes, good change leadership is vital to success.…

critical events

Managing Stress and Personal Risk in Critical Events

Executing critical enterprise events can be incredibly stressful and, for those involved, place a lot of pressure on both their professional and personal lives. For managers, there is also a high level of personal and professional risk in accepting accountability for the success or failure of the event. Critical events include IT Release Management, Crisis…

critical event management

Staff Interview: Co-Founder Richard on How Cutover is Transforming Critical Event Management

When managing a critical IT event, the organisation and coordination of various teams can be complicated and time-consuming, leaving room for human error and taking up valuable hours. Historically, manual methods have been used that are now vastly outdated and which don’t give managers, teams or stakeholders a clear visualisation of the event in terms…

Release Management in Banking

Release Management in Banking: 5 Best Practices

End-to-end projects and programmes have been supported by life-cycle methodologies (processes) and Enterprise Management platforms (tools) such as MS project for many years. This article looks at best priactices for release management in banking. Projects and programmes are an investment risk, viewed through a quality and performance lens, right up to the point of release. At…