Developing Agile government

US-Capitol

When I read my colleague Paul Jenkinson’s recent blog post, Mindset, meditation and mettle: nurturing Agile teams, I immediately recognized its value and at the same time wanted to better align it with my own target audience of US Public Sector executives.  This was not a new sensation. I frequently receive communications that were written […]

Mindset, meditation and mettle: nurturing Agile teams

We are witnessing the next stage of the Agile evolution ­– from being a mechanism to deliver software to a much broader digital business enabler and tool for facilitating cultural and behavioural change. The basic premise of business agility is to create an organisation that is flexible and able to respond rapidly to change and […]

What is Lean IT? – A new focus on old ways

“Lean” can be a scary word… It can represent headcount reductions, offshoring, overturning established work practices, or cutting corners – all of which will inevitably be meet with resistance. But it’s not about going hungry; and these fears must be quashed so the benefits of Lean IT can be realised. Our teams are increasingly asked […]

There is no digital without delivery

Delivery drones

The digital revolution keeps spinning but organisational success in adapting to the new reality has little to do with “digital” and everything to do with “delivery.” Organisations that improve their ability to obtain new ideas, design them effectively and then ship them quickly will be the real winners. This means focusing on a delivery revolution […]

Develop business agility by building stronger teams

Business Agility

We’re living through a digital technology evolution — the pace and scale of which is constantly accelerating. The lines between IT, the business, and customers are disappearing. There is ongoing disruption to your people and business model. Competition to your products and services and for your best people is on the rise. None of this […]

Lean Change: A unique approach to managing change at speed

Lean Change Management

Those who have been around long enough have likely heard stories of large organisations spending millions (or even billions) of dollar on projects that provided very little in the way of benefits. This is often due to the disruptive nature of new technology emerging during the project’s lifespan. These can be very painful and costly exercises […]