ManagementSpeak, 8/31/2015

By Bob Lewis | August 31, 2015
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

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ManagementSpeak: We have an opportunity for you.

Translation: You think. I need someone who obeys.

When it comes to ManagementSpeak, we need the ones who think.

De-scaling strategy

By Bob Lewis | August 31, 2015
Topics: NewPost, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy and Tactics | No Comments »

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De-scaling strategy isn’t the right answer for every business. It seems to work for amoebas, though, and they’ve been around a lot longer than we have.

ManagementSpeak, 8/24/2015

By Bob Lewis | August 24, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: You’re correct to hold me accountable.

Translation: I think you’ve forgotten which one of us is the boss.

This week’s contributor was correct to share this phrase with the rest of us.

Is scaling Agile a step in the right direction?

By Bob Lewis | August 24, 2015
Topics: Industry Commentary, Organizational Design, Organizational Effectiveness, Project Management, Strategy and Tactics | 3 Comments »

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Scaled Agile is probably the only Agile that can support strategic change. Leaving this question: Is strategic change the right idea?

Great Quotation, 8/17/2015

By Bob Lewis | August 17, 2015
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“I think it is much more interesting to live with uncertainty than to live with answers that might be wrong.”

– Richard Feynman

Is Scaled Agile scared of Agile?

By Bob Lewis | August 17, 2015
Topics: Industry Commentary, Organizational Effectiveness, Project Management, Strategy and Tactics | 5 Comments »

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Scaled Agile is scaled. It’s just not Agile.

ManagementSpeak, 8/10/2015

By Bob Lewis | August 10, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: I’m a consultant.

Translation: I was laid off.

Long-time correspondent William Adams just might hold the record for the most ManagementSpeak contributions, including this excellent example. Why not give him some competition?

Why optimize when you can automate?

By Bob Lewis | August 10, 2015
Topics: Industry Commentary, Metrics, Process Management and Improvement | 14 Comments »

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We lost something when IT stopped automating processes and businesses started to optimize them. Is it time to get it back?

ManagementSpeak, 8/3/2015

By Bob Lewis | August 3, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: Professional.

Translation: Good.

This week’s contributor adds to our list of words that used to mean something, but now mostly don’t.

Preventing speed bumps

By Bob Lewis | August 3, 2015
Topics: Industry Commentary, Leadership, Office Politics, Organizational Design, Organizational Effectiveness, Project Management | 1 Comment »

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No matter what your multimodal model of IT might be, conflict is built into it. Here’s what leaders can do to keep a lid on things

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