Yearly Archives: 2013

Get Your Tech Body Fit (Step 2. Strengthen Your Core)

Part 2 of 4 in a series Take a look at your tech body: those people, processes, and products that represent your organization’s pure technical capability. Does an amazing variety of languages, methodologies, and systems make or save money? Or

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Get Your Tech Body Fit (Step 1. Warming Up)

Part 1 of 4 in a series Does the fitness of your tech body, that being the people, process, and products of technology in your organization, worry you each and every year? Whenever I feed my technology development budget, it

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Detecting Faux Innovation

Don’t everyone fall down in disbelief but Snapchat is full of it. It’s singular contribution to enterprise is how to use tech naiveté and imprecise language to bilk investors and users. The Snapchat team is delivering a product that has

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Functional Advocacy: A Sense of Adventure in Strategy and Innovation

Part 4 of 4 in a series Set Your Course Turning it over in your mind, the functional advocate role seems to solve some very difficult problems. Failures of understanding across disciplines wastes time, energy, and materials. In these conditions,

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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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