Thought Leadership

Wha…? Projects? Initiatives? Business Alignment?

Summary: Executive participation is required to make strategy-based initiatives happen successfully, and without it the strategy will be hobbled or blocked completely. In other words, you cannot be a hands off executive if you want to see your strategy succeed. Something that really caught my attention in the past has been the fast and loose […]

It’s Good To Hear “No” In Business and Tech

Wait, what? Did you hear a “No” in your group? Is that person saying “no” a negative person who will drag the rest of your team down and infect them with doubt? Maybe your team will turn on that person, and burn them out of the picture. It happens all the time. Lots of leaders refuse […]

Read This Before Educating Your Business Sponsors

This article – How to debunk false beliefs without having it backfire – Vox. The fundamental guidance here is to – “Affirm that they’re not idiots… [so] that they don’t feel attacked” – I’ll add that you can never convince anyone of anything by treating them like idiots, let alone your sponsors “… you can avoid […]

Staff All Crazy & Burning Out? Get SAFe – Scaled Agile Framework

I just went through a day of information gathering to see what this SAFe thing was all about and have come away with real, actionable, well balanced knowledge about large scale digital work management. The Scaled Agile Framework is just that, a framework, and like ITIL should only be used as a framework to start […]