ManagementSpeak, 8/22/2016

By Bob Lewis | August 22, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: This isn’t an exact science.

Translation: I solved for the number I wanted.

I’ll be nice and leave this week’s contributor, who didn’t know I was paying attention, unnamed.

The 30% solution

By Bob Lewis | August 22, 2016
Topics: App Dev Methodologies, Industry Commentary, Metrics, NewPost, Organizational Effectiveness, Project Management, Strategy and Tactics | 5 Comments »

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The stats are undeniable: Small and Agile succeeds. Big and waterfall does not, whether the subject is software or organizational change.

ManagementSpeak, 8/15/2016

By Bob Lewis | August 15, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: To your point.

Translation: To my point.

Thanks to Paul Novelli, who spotted this increasingly popular verbal tic and what it usually means.

A cognitive enterprise should look like one

By Bob Lewis | August 15, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Organizational Design, Strategy and Tactics | 12 Comments »

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Cognitive enterprises don’t just need to act with intention. They need to look like they do when customers interact with them.

ManagementSpeak, 7/1/2016

By Bob Lewis | August 1, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: I wanted to circle around to discuss that matter from last week.

Translation: I haven’t done a thing about it and am hoping you handled it.

Thanks to Eric Johansen for pointing out a different sort of circular logic.

Achieving organizational change

By Bob Lewis | August 1, 2016
Topics: App Dev Methodologies, Industry Commentary, Organizational Effectiveness, Process Management and Improvement, Project Management, Strategy and Tactics | Comments Off on Achieving organizational change

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Achieving intentional business change calls for six interlocking disciplines.

ManagementSpeak, 7/25/2016

By Bob Lewis | July 25, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: Sure we can work together.

Translation: Let’s do it my way.

We’re translating this one Scott Mayer’s way. Thanks, Scott!

Battle of the change methodologies

By Bob Lewis | July 25, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Organizational Design, Process Management and Improvement, Project Management | Comments Off on Battle of the change methodologies

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It’s the ITIL change management vs organizational change management cage match. May the best methodologies … merge.

Great Quotation, 7/18/2016

By Bob Lewis | July 18, 2016
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“It takes a pretty big ego to think the world will end in your lifetime.”

– The estimable Randy Cassingham of This Is True fame.

Apologies at Scale

By Bob Lewis | July 18, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Process Management and Improvement, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 2 Comments »

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Apologizing is hard. It means admitting you did something to apologize for. Now … multiply it by everyone who bought your company’s product.

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