By Bob Lewis | May 31, 2016
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“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Source unknown, frequently attributed to Albert Einstein And then there’s the mudskipper …

Lao Tse vs waterfall

By Bob Lewis | May 31, 2016
Topics: App Dev Methodologies, Industry Commentary, Metrics, NewPost, Organizational Effectiveness, Process Management and Improvement | No Comments »

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App Dev metrics, round 2

ManagementSpeak, 5/23/2016

By Bob Lewis | May 24, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: It doesn’t matter when the day ends, this needs completed.

Translation: A lack of planning on my part most certainly does constitute a crisis on your part.

It didn’t matter when the day ended … Jerry Harvey stepped up and provided us an excellent addition to our ManagementSpeak inventory.

Is Agile really faster than waterfall?

By Bob Lewis | May 24, 2016
Topics: App Dev Methodologies, Metrics, NewPost, Organizational Effectiveness | 2 Comments »

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It depends on what you mean by “faster” — something that’s surprisingly hard to define.

ManagementSpeak, 5/16/2016

By Bob Lewis | May 16, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: You’ll thank me later.

Translation: You’ll hate me for the rest of your life.

Our appreciation for Doug Tuggle’s acute ear might not be eternal, but it is sincere.

The Mergers and Acquisitions Bunch

By Bob Lewis | May 16, 2016
Topics: Career Management, Industry Commentary, Leadership, Organizational Design, Organizational Effectiveness, Process Management and Improvement, Strategy and Tactics | 6 Comments »

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One place mergers and acquisitions go bad is employee loyalty to their old employer. It’s easy to foresee, easy to understand, and can be devilishly hard to fix.

ManagementSpeak, 5/9/2016

By Bob Lewis | May 9, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: Perhaps we did not explain the task well enough.

Translation: You will be punished for not doing a better job of reading our minds.

Long-time subscriber Tom Reid certainly explained this situation well enough.

Merger and Acquisition Mania

By Bob Lewis | May 9, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy and Tactics | 4 Comments »

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Mergers and acquisitions fail more often than they succeed. Why is that? It’s complicated.

ManagementSpeak, 5/2/2016

By Bob Lewis | May 2, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: I have every confidence that you will do a good job.

Translation: I’m dumping this on you because I don’t feel like doing it.

Thanks to this week’s contributor for “dumping” this ManagementSpeak on us.

Authentic Frontier Gibberish

By Bob Lewis | May 2, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 5 Comments »

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Is “Digital” nothing more than authentic frontier gibberish? It’s more than that. It’s in the frontier of capability-driven business strategy.

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