Archive for the ‘Strategy’ Category

It’s all about Synergy in Pragmatically Serving Clients

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Transformation! Agility! Antifragility! Scalability! Sustainability! . . . All conjure up different sensations! Coaches are catalysts for fostering success by partnering with clients in advancing their business outcomes. Fundamentally, coaches are students of Human Nature and Human Dynamics in the context of the Human Condition . . . Reality! As Tom Landry elegantly expressed: “A […]

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Having the Right Answer is Not Enough

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I’ve often been involved in conversations exploring the right way to build software in large organizations. Very commonly, clients are exploring Agile versus Waterfall. Recently, at a significant conference in our industry various people were representing different “best ways” to build software. Different people held options like Scrum, XP, SAFe, LeSS, and Disciplined Agile Delivery […]

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Working Towards Perfection

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As Roy McAvoy (played by Kevin Costner) said in the movie Tin Cup, “Tempo is everything; perfection is unobtainable…” McAvoy was describing a golf swing with these words, and anyone who has played a round, been to a driving range, or even observed the professionals on a televised tournament can attest, the perfect swing is […]

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Operationalizing Strategy with a Systems Perspective

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While there are many books and much research on organizational development, this system view combined with some validated learning over time is a powerful way to look at organizational challenges as a coach/consultant. Let’s take a closer look to define these areas then apply some validated learning from my own experience. Business Outcomes – the outcomes […]

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Effective Risk Management That Isn’t Boring

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Last week at Agile 2012, there were a couple Risk Management talks that blew my mind.  I was already comfortable with the notion that Agile methods offer a set of effective IMPLICIT risk management practices (e.g. iterative learning cycles, fully tested iteration increments). But this past week, I learned the community is beginning to mature […]

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