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Change Management Consideration Series

By Jim Stanton / June 30, 2021

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.

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Is Your Culture Hurting or Helping?

By Jim Stanton / May 5, 2021

Do you manage the culture? Or does it manage you? How do we determine its effectiveness and influence throughout the organization?

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We’re Humans, Not Robots.

By Scott Stribrny / April 7, 2021

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.

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Beware Agile Era Requirements Blunders

By Scott Stribrny / October 2, 2020

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.

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Four Stages to Growing Profitably Outside-In

By Brendan Doorhy / August 25, 2020

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?

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Part III – Organizational Transformation – Challenges and Strategies

By Alex Bojanic / August 4, 2020

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…

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Part II – Organizational Transformation – Challenges and Strategies

By Alex Bojanic / July 27, 2020

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…

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Part I – Organizational Transformation – Challenges and Strategies

By Alex Bojanic / July 18, 2020

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…

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Project Portfolio: Planning Under Pressure

By Scott Stribrny / June 18, 2020

With a structured and well-facilitated approach, one can move quickly and carefully to build/rebuild and manage the project portfolio your company requires to face challenges today —while also laying the critical next stepsfor prosperity tomorrow.

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Agile versus Waterfall, Business Analysis and Project Management …?

By Gezinus Hidding / May 26, 2020

Our clients regularly ask us about Agile versus Waterfall, Agile versus Business Analysis, or Agile versus Project Management.  Our answers come from our perspective that system development and the management of it have a different life cycle, each with several variations, that are combined into a specific approach, e.g., for a particular project. Agile versus…

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