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The OODA Loop is a concept used by military strategists and law enforcement to “get inside” an opponent’s decision-making cycle. Here’s how the technique can help to keep your projects in control — or to bring troubled initiatives back on track before it’s too late.
Agile principles and practices aren’t just for product development. They can also improve your effectiveness as a day-to-day manager and the performance of your teams and department. Here are seven great reasons why you should consider adding Agile to your management toolbox.
Review this collection of the Kirkpatricks' favorite resources for post-program evaluations with substance to learn how to achieve effective program evaluation with minimal resources and wasted effort.
In a conversation with customer this week, they asked me how I thought their use of SharePoint, Yammer, and other social collaboration tools compared to other organizations I work with. Honestly, I don’t know how to answer that.
Know or die: risk and opportunity of Knowledge 2.0 “And the web stormed the enterprise and disrupted roles, tasks and jobs: it cast speed, openness, flexibility and efficiency throughout, sparing no business processes: manufacturing, logistic, accounting, customer relation management, lead generation…” The digital mutation is also profoundly disrupting how knowledge is acquired, organized and shared. Knowledge is an intangible, yet strategic asset of any enterprise. With businesses becoming more virtual and dematerialized, its value is patently and rapidly growing. Continue reading →
Three principles to help you bring order to chaos.
Julie Spokus's insight:
They say that change is hard. You see it every time you ask a group or a department to give up or tweak a process they've been using for so long no one is exactly sure why they do it that way - only that "this is the way we've always done it". When developing technology solutions, everyone wants the application to "mechanize" their existing process when the focus should be on answering these questions: Why do we do this? Why do we do it this way? What would happen if we didn't do it at all?
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
Julie Spokus's insight:
I love this line from the summary: "Generally, if your idea would be best served by more interaction with your audience, you should probably encourage discussion rather than deliver a presentation." Business needs less meetings and more discussions.
" Also, "reduce the amount of reporting they need to do, so that they can focus on getting work done," advises Christian Buckley, director of Product Evangelism at Metalogix, which provides content infrastructure software. "If more than 10 percent of their day is spent reporting on the ...
"An Agile transition...is a state of mind that does not waver. This state of mind must be spread across all areas of the organization. It must become a new corporate culture." I say this everytime I speak to co-workers about Agile. The call for Agile needs to be supported at the highest levels. It must be understood by everyone in the company. Everyone must have the same concept of what Agile is at the company so everyone is on the same page.
If you want to succeed as an IT leader you have to develop a set of traits that will serve you and those around you. Industry leaders and career experts share their thoughts on what behaviors make an IT leader great.
Providing an outlet for not-for-profit teams to work together allows them to share strategies for how they engage stakeholders, ask for help on challenges, and spark new ideas.
Julie Spokus's insight:
"Arguably, top-performing organizations are integrating knowledge sharing as a collaborative tool into their workflows, creating interaction cross-departmentally. This process breaks down silos, while creating a stream for the free flow of ideas and increasing the speed of knowledge transfer."
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