Monthly Archives: April 2013

Functional Advocacy: A Sense of Resolve in Strategy and Innovation

Part 3 of 4 in a series Silos Isolate and That’s What They’re For So let’s talk about the need for a new role, the functional advocate. Within every functional organization, knowledge domain experts lead a group of progressively more

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Functional Advocacy: A Sense of Foreboding in Strategy and Innovation

Part 2 of 4 in a series Something has to change. There it is, out in the open. Of course, it’s a reality that wrings anxiety from the stoutest heart. Pushing expectations forward seems troubling, but what’s the alternative? More

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Functional Advocacy: A Sense of Absence in Strategy and Innovation

Part 1 of 4 in a series Turn your mind’s eye to the history of innovation implementations in your organization. Do you see a line of progressive success stories? Has each produced efficiency and value in the daily routines of

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Model Behavior for Authentic Customer Relationship

So I’ve been deep diving into Twitter for a month and am starting to see patterns. For a lot of users, this is not going to have any more value than what they expect. Equivalent of waving hello to a neighbor or

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How Agile Project and Critical Chaining Can Fit in Traditional IT

Previously, I encouraged the use of critical chaining estimation when creating project network models as opposed to traditional project pathing. The Agile Manifesto value to which that discussion pertains is: Customer collaboration over contract negotiation The ‘customer’ in this case

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The Dinosaur of Industry – Command and Control

The sort of blind obedience required in traditional command and control hierarchies no longer protects organizations from disastrous decisions. When industries adopted this model of governance and management, only a very few were educated and networked enough to make decisions

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Yin-Yang: IT Governance and Enterprise Architecture

The symbiotic relationship between EA and IT governance can be expressed in functions of input producing output from one to the other. Please note that I present the following as one example of that idea not a comprehensive picture of

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