Business Agility: Lean Agile Approaches to Work

Lack of alignment and Lean Agility approaches in an organization causes frustration and slows execution to a crawl. When business unit teams have major dependencies on other teams, there can be even greater difficulty in alignment to an organization’s objectives and initiatives. Many structures assume that Enterprise Agility is simply Kanban or Scrum, scaled across … Continued

9 ways to drive business agility with continuous quality

The rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought home the importance of business agility, across all sectors. It is no question that the dependency on technology has surged in recent months. As a result, those companies with the ready capacity to meet the disruption head-on have competed better than those without. For this reason, … Continued

Change Reaction: How Your Business Can Adapt to the New Normal

Organizations have been propelled into the digital age – not by choice, but by necessity. While some have struggled to adapt, others have excelled as they embrace remote working across teams and locations, while continuing to push their business agenda. Of course, sector and business type play a significant role: organizations that are predominantly office-based … Continued

Modern Business Agility: A sector for change

There can be no doubt that the way of doing business has changed dramatically over the last 30 years. This is due in no small part to technology and the impact that it has had on almost every profession.  All industries, not just those in the technology space, have faced disruption on a previously unimaginable … Continued

Implement the Mindset, Not Another Framework: The Age of Knowledge Workers

Taylorism was a popular management approach of the early 20th century applied to industrial and manufacturing organizations. Taylorism strived to break down work into small and repeatable tasks that could be taught to people even with limited education. Many companies still apply this approach today. Taylorism is focused on individual performance (i.e. How many widgets … Continued

What can Business Learn From Google’s AlphaGo?

AlphaGo is Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine aimed at tackling the world’s most demanding strategy game, Go. Google announced it is stepping down from competitive matches after defeating the world’s best talent. The latest to succumb was Go’s top-ranked player, Ke Jie, who lost 3-0 in a series hosted in China. The AI, developed by London-based DeepMind, which was acquired by Google for … Continued

Cargo Cults & Agility

A quick internet search of “Cargo Cult” will yield some interesting images, such as the image pictured right, which showed up near the top of my search. According to Wikipedia, “A cargo cult is a millenarian movement first described in Melanesia which encompasses a range of practices and occurs in the wake of contact with … Continued