What is Situational Leadership

Leaders need to adapt they management style to fit the performance readiness of their teams. Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard created the concept of situational leadership in the field of organisational behaviour. They said that "readiness" not only varies by person, but also by task. People have different levels of ability and motivation for different … Continue reading What is Situational Leadership

10 Tips to Successfully Manage Outsource Projects

Companies can consider to outsource projects because of different reasons: To reduce cost To reduce time to market To work on non-core or high value projects To work on operational / repetitive projects To work on non-volatile projects I have managed outsourced projects where we met the deadline but did not save the money we … Continue reading 10 Tips to Successfully Manage Outsource Projects

5 Levels of Agile Planning

Within Agile, planning is done continuously. Planning is about working out what to do, and that must come before working out how long it will take. In this post I would like to present a process that will allow team members to understand the whole sequence of planning from vision to user story. Level 1, Vision: … Continue reading 5 Levels of Agile Planning

How to Scale Using Motivation and Accountability

Many organisations scale effectively by hiring promising people and then teaching and motivating them to do exceptional work. The following example shows how important is to hiring and developing people. Tamago-Ya is a Japanese company that produces fresh box lunches and sell them to Tokyo office employees. The typical order comes from a office that buys lunches … Continue reading How to Scale Using Motivation and Accountability

Scaling Up and Rolling Out Change

Kaiser Permanent (KP) is the largest integrated healthcare system in United States, the facts as of 2014 are over 10 million members, 177,000 employees and with annual reporting revenue of $56.4 billion. KP undertook few years ago a scaling journey to develop and implement electronic health record systems with the goal to make life better … Continue reading Scaling Up and Rolling Out Change

How to Select the Right Digital Portfolio?

The digital portfolio management objective is to determine the optimal resource mix and schedule to best achieve the organisation’s operational and financial goals. Selecting the Portfolio Establish the viability of projects based on their strategic alignment, return on investment and resource requirement Carry out risk assessment and build contingency into the portfolio by integrating contingency planning … Continue reading How to Select the Right Digital Portfolio?

Better Performing IT Results in Better Business Value

IT performance and well-know DevOps practices, such as those that enable continuous delivery, are predictive of organisational and business performance. How IT performance is measured? the most used criteria is measured in terms of throughput and stability. The individual measures that make up IT performance are: Deployment frequency Lead time for changes Mean time to … Continue reading Better Performing IT Results in Better Business Value

What is Digital Disruption and How Companies can Embrace it?

Today the only source of competitive advantage and value delivering comes from seeing what customers need and delivering it. Digital disruptors are changing complete industries, delivering value at a lower costs, with faster development times and with greater impact on customer experience. Digital disruption is simply a mindset that leads to a way of behaving; a … Continue reading What is Digital Disruption and How Companies can Embrace it?

Customer Experience Having the Customer at the Center of Your Business

Focus on the customer matters more than any other strategic imperative, customer experience is source of both decreased costs and increased revenue

What is Business Portfolio Management?

Portfolio refers to the total set of programs, stand-alone projects and other change initiatives undertaken by an organisation. The reason for creating a portfolio is to provide an overall business view and control over all these programs and projects at a high level in the organisation. Portfolio management is aligned to the organisation’s budgetary and … Continue reading What is Business Portfolio Management?