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Using 'as-a-Service' (aaS) to Support Digital Transformation for Small & Mid-sized Companies

For those of you who are old enough to remember or have read the book, “1984” by George Orwell, the future is no longer in a far-away place, it is our present state. For those of you who haven’t read this book, I suggest you do so. Understanding...

Measuring for Agile Success

Clearly knowing what to measure and how to communicate and utilize the learnings are challenges for Agile success in today’s data rich environments. In the webinar 4 Communication Strategies for Agile Success, Agile expert Bhavani Krishnan and...

When Decentralized Decision-Making is Best…And Not Best.

In the typical, dynamic Agile environment there are two constants - conditions change and decision need to be made based on these changes. If decision-making authority is too centralized, decisions can be delayed and ill-informed. Conversely,...

The Time Sensitive Nature of Communicating Changes in Agile Priorities

 

We all can identify with this scenario: a delay causes us to start our commute 10 minutes late. The timing of the late start adds 30 minutes to our commute, and we end up missing an important meeting.

Communicate the Big (Agile) Picture

 

John G. Saxe’s poem, “The Blind Men and the Elephant,”  based on the famous parable, is an example of how the individual perspective can differ from the big picture perspective. In the poem, six blind men seek to learn about an elephant. Since...

Successful Communication is Crucial to Your Agile Transformation

One of the most common challenges for organizations on the Agile journey is navigating the gap between adoption and transformation. For example, a football play can look great on the chalkboard and the concept may be a winner, but it won’t go...

Dear Leadership - You May Be Killing Agile

Rigid vs. Flexible Agile Transformation Methodology – Yes, You Do Have a Choice.

 

Agile Transformation – You’re Either "All In" or "Not In At All"

I was at the gym the other day running on the treadmill when my mind began to wander. As you often see, trainers were moving around the gym with their clients, helping to provide guidance, instruction and motivation. I was suddenly overcome by...

The Healthcare Insurance Product Playbook - What You Need to Know in the Age of Consumerism

I can't remember a time when so many Americans had an opinion about the healthcare system. For as long as I can remember, American workers have come to expect healthcare services as part of their employer-sponsored benefit plans. While this...

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