ManagementSpeak, 9/26/2016

By Bob Lewis | September 26, 2016
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

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ManagementSpeak: Feature-rich.

Translation: Bug-riddled.

Thanks to “Bruce N.” for this bug-free, single-feature ManagementSpeak.

Maintain to order

By Bob Lewis | September 26, 2016
Topics: Cognitive Enterprise, Industry Commentary, NewPost, Process Management and Improvement, Strategy and Tactics | 4 Comments »

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Build to order isn’t always enough: When standardization crashes into individualized customer requirements, which one wins?

ManagementSpeak, 9/19/2016

By Bob Lewis | September 19, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: Is there a way to improve the financials on this project?

Translation: Fraud or repealing the laws of economics are not necessarily off the table.

Thanks to Tom Reid, accurately translating “improve” is on the table.

Before you worry about Digital

By Bob Lewis | September 19, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Strategy and Tactics | 1 Comment »

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CRM isn’t Digital, but you can’t do Digital without it.

ManagementSpeak, 9/12/2016

By Bob Lewis | September 12, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: We have to do more there.

Translation: We haven’t done anything there.

As this week’s contributor points out, something is, in fact, more than nothing.

The Silo Height Index Project

By Bob Lewis | September 12, 2016
Topics: Cognitive Enterprise, Industry Commentary, Leadership, Office Politics | 4 Comments »

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Announcing an open source project to move the needle on enterprise cognition

ManagementSpeak, 9/6/2016

By Bob Lewis | September 6, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: They walk the walk and talk the talk.

Translation: They don’t walk the talk.

And thanks to long-time correspondent Allison Dolan for walking us through the talk.

Moving toward cognition

By Bob Lewis | September 6, 2016
Topics: Cognitive Enterprise, Organizational Design, Organizational Effectiveness, Process Management and Improvement, Strategy and Tactics | Comments Off on Moving toward cognition

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Practical steps leaders can take so customer interactions are both personal and consistent

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, 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.

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