Good Change Program? 4 Ways to Tell
10 May

Good Change Program? 4 Ways to Tell

Once your project is complete, whether it was successful or not so much, how much can you thank (or blame) your change program? Every once in a while all of us come across blogs or articles that list why projects fail. At the top of the list every time is some lack of OCM, organizational […]

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Build a Winning Project Team with Champions
26 Apr

Build a Winning Project Team with Champions

Many projects need nothing more than a project team and a steering committee made up of local sponsors when it comes to the governance structure. But if you need to implement in more than one location, it helps to have someone there to champion that change for you. And if you have to roll out […]

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Can you measure change management? Yes! It’s 2.6m
12 Apr

Can you measure change management? Yes! It’s 2.6m

When you think about it, some change management activities seem very abstract. For example, “create an environment for change” Or, “manage change resistance”. These seem very important, and what change management is supposed to do. But, don’t they just seem so nebulous and vague? These seem on par with “eliminate global hunger”, or “attain world […]

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AI: WTF* is it really?
30 Mar

AI: WTF* is it really?

I don’t know about you, but as much as I am fascinated by Artificial Intelligence (AI), I am hard pressed to give you a definition of what it is, exactly. I can throw out an alphabet soup of acronyms and jargon with the best of ‘em: IoT, BI, RPA, IVA, AR, VR, E-I-E-I-O (not to […]

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Becoming a Data Superhero – Ojoswi’s Story
11 Mar

Becoming a Data Superhero – Ojoswi’s Story

After several years of working on the technical side of IT implementations, I found myself becoming more and more of a technology generalist. Technical Architect, Project Manager, Sr. Business Analyst, etc., were some of the career choices in front of me. However, the nature of work was mundane and lacked the angle with which I […]

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Turn Reluctant Leadership Around in 5 Steps
22 Feb

Turn Reluctant Leadership Around in 5 Steps

Here it is, the third and final blog in the series on change leadership. The first blog highlighted the key traits of excellent change leaders. The second blog covered what the four types of Change Leader are and how to work with them. This blog is on how to align all those different types of […]

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The 4…no wait, 3 Types of Change Leader
11 Feb

The 4…no wait, 3 Types of Change Leader

With the accelerating pace of change through technology, globalization, and other factors, it is almost certain that every operational manager will at some point have to lead their organization or department through a significant transition. That means that it is highly likely that one day someone who is an operational manager will need to become […]

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This New Technology is Just Plain Exciting
25 Jan

This New Technology is Just Plain Exciting

While looking into a potential opportunity recently, I came across a technology called Tableau. I had heard of it before, but due to other priorities, I did not have time to look into it in more detail. This time I did. I went to the Tableau website and started reading. I launched an intro course […]

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Great Change Leaders Have This in Common
14 Jan

Great Change Leaders Have This in Common

Change leadership is different from operational management, and often operational managers are thrust into having to be change leaders. Some rise to the occasion, become really good change leaders and succeed brilliantly. Others adopt only some good change leadership traits, and then struggle. And yet others cannot transition into this role and eventually harm their […]

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4 Steps to Make Change Stick Permanently
14 Dec

4 Steps to Make Change Stick Permanently

If you ever read articles on why IT or other large implementations fail, the authors will provide a laundry list of reasons. One of the ones rarely mentioned is “backsliding”. Using a company’s performance management process can prevent this. Backsliding is the perfectly natural but insidious habit people have of reverting back to their old […]

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