Posts Tagged ‘Change Management’

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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Should We Have a WIP Limit For Organizational Change?

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During a recent podcast interview, Russ Pena and I began talking about the impact of change on a product focused organization that is trying to adopt a more agile and innovation-centric mindset. Our conversation introduced a new topic that has been rattling around in my head since Russ and I spoke. I’m writing this post with the […]

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What’s Missing to Make Change Approachable?

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Mike Cottmeyer’s last blog, ‘Are People Really Afraid of Change?’, offers important questions for creating a successful transformation.  A transformation of any kind – whether personal or organizational. I am reminded that fear may or may not be at the root of resistance. Often, fear – resistance – edge behavior is precipitated or reinforced by […]

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“Big Agile” Slides from PMI Global Congress

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Last week was the PMI Global Congress 2013 North America, hosted in New Orleans. There were several agile talks, some loved and some not so loved. And there were some great agile exhibitors there in VersionOne, Rally, and LeanKit. Meanwhile, my talk on large scale agile methods was part of the “strategic track” and yielded […]

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Bottom-Up Implementation and Top-Down Intent in Agile Transformations

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When dealing with complex agile transformations in large enterprises, use bottom-up implementation and top-down intent. Mike introduced this “bottom-up implementation and top-down intent” concept in a prior post. As Mike puts it, this is “where leadership sets the direction and establishes constraints, but with teams that are empowered to operate within those constraints.” Bottom-up implementation Bottom-up implementation means […]

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