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We need to EVOLVE to a PERMANENT Organizational TRANSFORMATION Model

Is your organization going through a transformation? It could be a digital transformation, business merger, strategic transformation, operational restructure, change in operational model. If so I need to ask you three important questions: Does your transformation plan start with cultural … Continue reading We need to EVOLVE to a PERMANENT Organizational TRANSFORMATION Model

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Agile 4 ALL: Use GROOMING for more accurate EFFORT and CAPACITY planning

All teams can take advantage of Agile principles and practices to reap benefits. Even non-Agile teams can use work “Grooming” methods to achieve more accurate effort estimates and better team capacity planning. WHAT is Grooming? Grooming is a simple process … Continue reading Agile 4 ALL: Use GROOMING for more accurate EFFORT and CAPACITY planning

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Agile 4 ALL: Write REQUIREMENTS as user STORIES to achieve higher BUSINESS VALUE

All teams can take advantage of Agile principles and practices to reap benefits. Even non-Agile teams can write requirements as stories to achieve higher business value. WHAT is a User Story? A user story is a requirement written from a … Continue reading Agile 4 ALL: Write REQUIREMENTS as user STORIES to achieve higher BUSINESS VALUE

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Agile 4 ALL: Deliver FASTER with CROSS-FUNCTIONAL Teams

All teams can take advantage of Agile principles and practices to reap benefits. Even non-Agile teams can be more cross-functional to reduce number of hand-offs and deliver faster. WHAT is a Cross-Functional Team? Traditional organizations commonly divide by functions required … Continue reading Agile 4 ALL: Deliver FASTER with CROSS-FUNCTIONAL Teams

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Digital TRANSFORMATION Toolkit: IDEATION over Idea Execution

Digital Transformation requires a different approach to generating ideas. Typical Approach: Idea Validation / Execution Here are the steps commonly used by corporations: Brainstorm (either as a group or an individual) Short discussion of the idea Subjecting the idea to … Continue reading Digital TRANSFORMATION Toolkit: IDEATION over Idea Execution

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Agile 4 ALL: Use CADENCE to minimize work disruptions

All teams can take advantage of Agile principles and practices to reap benefits. Even non-Agile teams can use cadence to minimize work disruptions. WHAT is Cadence in Agile? Cadence is a term used to describe a pre-determined schedule of cyclical … Continue reading Agile 4 ALL: Use CADENCE to minimize work disruptions

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Agile 4 ALL: RETROSPECT to EVOLVE how you work

All teams can take advantage of Agile principles and practices to reap benefits. Even non-Agile teams can Retrospectives to Evolve how  they work. WHAT is a Retrospective in Agile? A retrospective is a method through which teams constantly overcome challenges … Continue reading Agile 4 ALL: RETROSPECT to EVOLVE how you work

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Culture Change is the biggest Obstacle and the biggest Opportunity in Digital Transformation

Whether you review Gartner’s 2016 Financial Services Innovation Survey, read FastCompany’s articles on this topic, or recently run into the Capgemini’s report (global leader in consulting)… Culture Change keeps showing up as the largest obstacle to Digital Transformation. Why is that? Here … Continue reading Culture Change is the biggest Obstacle and the biggest Opportunity in Digital Transformation

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Powerful yet often unexplored approach for Nonprofit Digital Transformation COALITION

Here is the problem… Overall donations in Canada are on the decline. In fact, last year they reached the lowest point in last 10 years (source: Fraser Institute 2016 based on CRA tax data). And the situation is expected to … Continue reading Powerful yet often unexplored approach for Nonprofit Digital Transformation COALITION

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3 Advantages and 3 Disadvantages NONPROFITS have when going through Digital Transformation

Every organization will have to go through Digital Transformation of some kind. It’s no different with nonprofits. But there are a few key differences for nonprofits vs private companies. Let’s explore the ADVANTAGES nonprofits can and should really exploit when … Continue reading 3 Advantages and 3 Disadvantages NONPROFITS have when going through Digital Transformation

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Critical FIRST step most companies MISS when starting Digital Transformation SIMPLIFICATION

What’s the first phase of Digital Transformation? Here are a few common approaches and their proponents: Start with Culture Change… as supported by Dion Hinchcliffe, Niall McKeown, and many other Digital Transformation gurus https://dionhinchcliffe.com/ https://www.ionology.com/ Start with Customer & Digital … Continue reading Critical FIRST step most companies MISS when starting Digital Transformation SIMPLIFICATION

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3 Big Ways to fail in Digital Transformation simply by NOT understanding what it really is

With only ~20% of organizations successful in their Digital Transformation (as reported by Forrester / covered in my last article), what are we doing wrong? Well one of the problems is we don’t clearly understand what Digital Transformation is. In … Continue reading 3 Big Ways to fail in Digital Transformation simply by NOT understanding what it really is

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What to do when your organization is not ready for Digital Transformation

Despite customer demand, competitive pressure, market trends, and sheer logic… many organizations are still not prepared nor able to successfully undergo their digital transformation. Forrester in their “The State Of Digital Business 2015 To 2020” reported that only an average … Continue reading What to do when your organization is not ready for Digital Transformation

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Social Physics, Gene Mapping, Big Data, and the Next Great Challenge

There is a movement afoot in social sciences. It’s called Social Physics (also called Digital Sociology). Social sciences long accused to be “more art than science” are using big data to settle the old-age argument of nature vs nurture. Let’s … Continue reading Social Physics, Gene Mapping, Big Data, and the Next Great Challenge