Go-To Insights Guiding Value Added Action
Perceptions – The Unreal Truths
Perceptions are our awareness and understanding of situations as determined by our senses (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting, and feeling). We absorb more than a thousand impressions per minute through our senses. These impressions shape how we process information, how we reach conclusions, and how we form opinions. They constitute our version of the truth, our biases, our likes, and our dislikes.Read More
The Nature of People – How Does It Affect What We Do?
Dr. Wilder Penfield (1891-1976) was a neurosurgeon. In 1956 he published his work on Speech and Brain Mechanisms. During his surgical treatments on severely mentally ill patients, he discovered that stimulating different parts of the brain caused the patients to experience a variety of emotions. He found that the brain, through electrical stimulations, releases chemicals that activate the nervous system. These chemicals would induce feelings of fear, excitement, depression, sadness, aggression, anxiety, happiness, etc. He referred to this phenomenon as the chemistry of thought.Read More
Change Management Consideration Series
The purpose of this series is to inquire, examine, study, and uncover some of the facts, truths, realities, and complexities of change management. The goal is to build a solid understanding and foundation for effectively dealing with change implementation challenges.Read More
Is Your Culture Hurting or Helping?
Do you manage the culture? Or does it manage you? How do we determine its effectiveness and influence throughout the organization?Read More
We’re Humans, Not Robots.
Successful project managers exhibit critical thinking skills. But we are sometimes forced to make rapid decisions in situations for which we have never been trained. Why is it, that we so often demand absolute perfection of ourselves and our fellow project managers? We’re human, not a robot.Read More
Beware Agile Era Requirements Blunders
From our work advising and studying client companies, we have discerned many blunders that leaders should avoid if they want to fully capitalize on agile’s potential. Here are key indicators that warn you when you are about to make a requirements blunder.Read More
Four Stages to Growing Profitably Outside-In
Have you ever struggled with the fuzzy front end of solution development? Ever been confused about whose role it is to innovate for profitable growth, when it should occur and why more innovation is not being generated. Are there other barriers that may be keeping you from realizing more profitable growth?Read More
Part III – Organizational Transformation – Challenges and Strategies
Transformation Priorities We talked in Part II of this blog series about elements of agile transformation with a focus on two main initiatives: process and technical agility. We laid out some ideas and details to consider and to understand approaches to scaling. But one question is still not answered – in what order of priority do you…Read More
Part II – Organizational Transformation – Challenges and Strategies
Transformation Strategy Elements and Their Priorities In the previous blog (Part I) we discussed organizational transformation and organizational culture as a factor that is often overlooked, yet is a factor that can greatly impact the outcome and success of the agile transformation. But before we analyze that impact, lets briefly discuss key elements of a successful…Read More
Part I – Organizational Transformation – Challenges and Strategies
Introduction Many of us with passion for software organizational transformation, and a passion for helping teams transition from traditional waterfall or other “ancient” development models to contemporary agile and lean processes, have been reading books, blogs, white papers about these transformations. We often go to various online forums and follow threads on this topic. And…Read More
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