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The “Nice to Have” Factors to Drive Change Management Success

Future of CIO

Change is always happening around us, with increasing paces. Change is a dance between the top management and the affected parts of the organization. Have an advocate for change on the Board: Leadership is all about direction and change. Change Management

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Three Aspects of Change Management

Future of CIO

Change Management is not a one-time project, but an ongoing business capability. Change Management has a very wide scope and is a relatively new area of expertise: There seem to be areas of expertise around personal change, organizational change, project change, IT/technical change and some others. Good practice of organization/people change should be a full lifecycle approach, not a tag on at the end.

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Change Management from Buy-in to Enrollment

Future of CIO

Change Management can become more successful with people at the core of change, the cause of changes and the purpose of change. Business Change Management is managing everything that is necessary to get people to adopt new ways of working such as stakeholder management, communications, process or organizational change, training, business readiness and technical change management, etc. Change Management

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Five Barriers to Change Management Success

Future of CIO

Managing change is no longer a one-time project, but an ongoing business capability. Change is inevitable, and organizational change becomes a common practice within an organization, but more than two-thirds of change effort fails to achieve the expected results. What’re the barriers to cause the change failures, and how to make Change Management tangible rather than fluffy? All changes require a cooling period.

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The Monthly “Change Insight” Book Tuning: Multidimensional Change Management Nov. 2017

Future of CIO

Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. How to assess and improve change fit both at individual and organizational level.

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“Digital” Transformation

Eric D. Brown

These folks mention digital transformation as if its something new or different than any other transformation project that companies have had to undergo through their lifetimes. Last week I read a post titled “ Why most digital transformation projects will fail (and how to make sure yours doesn’t) ” written by Martin Gill, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. They key for ensuring a successful transformation of any kind is proper change management.

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Choosing the right project management methodology

ComputerWorld IT Management

In " How to pick a project management methodology (PMM) ," I covered the some of the most recognized methodologies, as well as a few high-level factors, that may impact selection decisions. These methodologies are repeatable, effective and efficient processes that help organizations streamline project activities. PMMs are definitely not one-size-fits all, even within the same company, project type or industry.

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Is Gamification + Digital = Innovation?

Future of CIO

Agile Change Management Digitalization Innovation Project Management Social ComputingThe Rule of Gamification is to make the work more fun and to make the game more serious. By its definition, gamification is the usage of game thinking and game mechanics to engage users in solving problems. Although gamification is not part of stable digital practices yet; there is a lot happening in this space. What are the major benefits of applying gamification to the teamwork?

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The Insight about Quality Management

Future of CIO

But it takes people to make a dream a reality" ~Walt Disney Quality management ensures that an organization, product or service is consistent. Quality management is focused not only on product and service quality but also the means to achieve it. Quality management, therefore, uses quality assurance and control of processes as well as products to achieve more consistent quality. When leadership is combined with knowledge, there is quality management.

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CIO Blogs from March 2010

A CIO's Voice

Change Management by Mark Brewer. Filed under: C-Level Executives , CIO , IT Process , Leadership , Management Tagged: Alignment , Chief Information Officer , CIO , CIO Leader , CIO role , corporate innovation , corporate politics , executive , IT , IT executive , IT Process , leader , Leadership , leadership style , Management , Project Management , technology. Licensing Challenges by Mark Brewer.

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ow to Leverage IT to Enforce the Business Changeability

Future of CIO

Change becomes a dynamic business capability in which IT is the key enabler. Digital is all about CHANGE. Being agile means anticipating likely change and addressing it deftly, keeping business on course and customers satisfied. Digital technology is the business enabler and the powerful force beneath the change. IT is like the business change engine: Change is a dance between the top management and the affected parts of the organization.

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CIOs as "Chief Improvement Officer": Gain an In-Depth Understanding of PMO Metrics and KPIs

Future of CIO

Besides on-time, on-budget, what KPIs do you think can best measure the effectiveness of IT portfolio management (PM) and project management processes to deliver business value? A more sensible approach would be to actually measure project results or benefits and establish what value was delivered. This will prepare management with the information it needs to align their investments to support the company strategy.

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How to Overcome Barriers in Digital Transformation

Future of CIO

Change practitioners need to have good critical thinking skills, high level of adaptability, communication and engagement skills, as well as changeability to walk the talk. Transformation is the leapfrogging changes, and it is structural. Change is functional. Both are manageable. However, more than two-thirds of the Change Management initiatives fail to achieve the expected business results. Change Management Digitalization Lessons from Failures

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Digital Synchronization

Future of CIO

When one startling changes, information moves across the flock very quickly and with nearly no degradation. When one bird changes direction or speed, each of the other birds in the flock responds to the change, and they do so nearly simultaneously regardless of the size of the flock. Shall you imitate nature to build such digital synchronization for their business transformation, talent management or organizational development?

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Why Does Change Have to be Comprehensible?

Future of CIO

The goal for change is always to make improvement or innovations happen, and it's a progressive journey to keep business moving forward. Change is inevitable, but more than two-thirds of change effort fails to achieve the expected results. Too often top management says they need to change or selects a set of numbers relative to goals and then unleashes a fancy name program on the organization and says "Change”! Change needs to be human-centered.

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The Spectrum of Self-Organizing and Self-Managing

Future of CIO

Living systems are self-organizing—there is no genetic manager. The problem is we are taught to be managed out of this natural state of being, by well-meaning people who believe outside control to deliver more effective results at industrial age. Such command-control management style is the root cause of many business issues such as low employee engagement, lack of innovation, 'toxic culture,' etc. Managers that make decisions on architecture, tooling, processes, practices.

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CIO as 'Chief Inspection Officer' II: Is Bug Free Software the Goal

Future of CIO

What makes a project Agile' is adherence to Agile values and principles. And how to apply Agile principles when managing software development or running IT as a whole? If what is being moved to code complete status in a sprint is true "buggy," then you have a great teaching moment on your hands to sit your agile team down and make sure they all have the same commitment level to the project. What makes a project Agile' is adherence to Agile values and principles.

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Making Innovation happen

Future of CIO

Innovation is the process with the latent capacity to change the prevailing behavior of a group of people that initially has a stable behavioral platform." This is not rocket science but, to be frank, it's very simple once people know management is on board and there is a process in place and some basic training has been undertaken. Some thoughts on internal communication and project management as key enablers of innovation. Change Management culture Master Innovatio

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The CIO’s Journey: Transactional IT vs. Transformational IT

Future of CIO

And it is in this context that organizations build business verticals within to manage the complexity. This issue of clarity of vision about what IT can be (not just do) separates the leaders from the managers Examine the IT Maturity : The IT status/maturity within an enterprise determines the focus and priorities of most CIO's. Inadequate portfolio management? A Transformation seeks to change. Change Management CIO Debate CIO Leadership Connecting Dots

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- Transclucent to the User

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

All of it “translucent to the user” I’ve previously blogged about project management, and specifically identifying and reducing risks in large technology projects (“ the P-I test “). With this entry I’m highlighting somewhat different project management practices. We called this e-mail migration project GEM, for GroupWise to Exchange Migration. How was such a change so seamless? . Strong project leadership.

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Innovation needs process change

Eric D. Brown

While the need to focus on innovation in your product / service line is a real one, many organizations completely miss the need to look at process change to support these innovations. Jeffrey provides a good example in his article on why process change is needed. He writes: most product development processes do a poor job allocating resources and establishing priorities, and are bogged down with poorly defined projects and inadequate staffing levels.

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Thinking About “Data Program Governance”

CTOvision

Governance means the program is planned and managed in an organized and sustainable way. You need to understand the sponsoring organization, its objectives, how it manages itself, what its resources are, and where it's going. You design and implement a strategy that defines and prioritizes the tactics to accomplish the objectives along with the systems, processes, people, and performance measures to manage and implement the strategy. Dennis D. McDonald. Elevator pitch.

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Key Differences Every IT Professional Must Know: ITIL 2011 vs. ITILv3

Galido

Since the 1990’s inception, ITIL® is the global standard for IT Service Management. Although ITIL is revised or recreated many times, ITIL has sustained its relevance by adopting the methods to cope up with the business requirements of millions of companies who provide training to their executives and managers following ITIL standard and practices. So, here is an important update which is there in ITIL 2011: New Processes: Service management for the IT services.

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List of the world’s top female futurists (Update #5)

Trends in the Living Networks

Serving a wide range of clients in South Africa and across the world, Tanja Hichert and her consulting firm Hichert & Associates specialize in scenario planning and strategic risk management. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW.

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How to Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs Part 1 - Social.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 How to Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs Part 1. Last post I covered why product development organizations need to kill projects and move to agile programs Heres how: 1) Embrace, but control projects. crisis management. (3).

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What Data Scientists Can Learn From Moneyball

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 The movie doesnt go into the technology, but provides a view into the challenges and organizational changes both men faced in trying to implement their strategy. And more importantly, the whole organization needs to change the way it thinks.

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EA & Five-Dimensional Business Capability Map

Future of CIO

Seven Business Functional Capabilities a) Client relationship management b) Sales & marketing management c)Product/service planning & development management d) Finance & Administration management e) HR management f) Information/Knowledgebase management g). Engagement management 2. Process Management (to improve processes) 4. Product Management (for new or improved products or services) 4.

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CIOs as "Chief Investment Officer": How to Demonstrate the Business Value of IT Initiatives

Future of CIO

Many IT organizations are on the way for radical digital transformation, to change their reputation from a cost center to a value creator; from a back-office support function to a relentless innovation engine; from the process "glue" to the capability builder. Like any other initiative from another part of the business, IT projects should be called a business project with a clear objective and full alignment with overall company’s objectives, otherwise, they do not exist.

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Is Digital Management More Art or Science

Future of CIO

Management has become an art out of necessity to address the current business relationship between the employee and organization. Management is about coordination of the activities of a business in order to achieve defined objectives. Management is often included as a factor of production along with machines, materials, and money. According to the management guru Peter Drucker (1909-2005), the basic task of management includes both marketing and innovation.

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Strategy Design vs. Strategy Execution: Which one is More Important

Future of CIO

The design is king if this is done incorrectly all other aspects of the project fail. because strategy implementation has quite a lot common with project management basics. In order to bridge the gap between strategy and execution, you need a purposeful and rigorous method for translation of strategy into a realizable architecture before implementation in the sense of projects can begin. Strategy implementation is a change management problem.

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Adopting Agile Development - The role of the CIO - Social, Agile.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 3) Identify the initial project (s) - I dont believe in shifting multi-team organizations to agile in one shot. For that reason, its best to select one, maybe two projects, get agile working, then look to scale a process to to other teams.

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The Multitude of IT Management

Future of CIO

IT needs to build all different management capabilities and play a different role to the situation at hand. Digital IT is impacting every business unit and is becoming the very driver of business change. From a management perspective, what are the focal points and priorities IT leaders and management need to work on for running a high-performing organization in a systematic way? Performance Management: As Drucker wisely put, “you can only manage what you measure.”

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EA as an Enterprise Navigator: Analyze, Model & Influence

Future of CIO

EA is not a management role but it must be able to advocate and communicate effectively with business leaders; it also enables the organization to navigate from strategy to execution. Works with business executive management and other stakeholders in order to understand the various influences and strategic factors. Enable everyone in the organization to know the parts by managing the enterprise knowledge.

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Digital Master Tuning #98: How Much Systems Thinking will be a Strategic Skill for Managers or Leaders?

Future of CIO

Many organizations reach the inflection point to accelerate digital transformation, and they have gone well past the point at which traditional hierarchical and silo management approaches work. And it’s because the paradigm on which they are built is no longer fit for the complexity and hyperconnectivity of digital dynamic managers face. Yet the rest of the organization operate remaining on more linear systems thinking and silo management control systems.

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The Holistic IT Governance

Future of CIO

Begin with the CIO identifying every component of the cost associated with "keeping the lights on", then the currently approved projects by title, executive sponsor, budget, schedule, and resources dedicated to each project. Next in exactly the same format, show the requested projects for which there are no resources in the current budget. Business Management- Projects, Innovation, Demand c. Sourcing, Vendor Management, and Control d.

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How to Define IT Agility?

Future of CIO

Agility is a measure of the ability to recognize, act and benefit from changing business circumstances. An agile business can do this, whilst competitors are still setting up change teams. Having technology which empowers business users to make changes to processes (within a control framework) without the need for expensive projects is an important aspect, but to be "agile", organizations need to focus on their business processes, and not operate in traditional silo structures.

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The Value of Business Principles from EA Lenses

Future of CIO

Corporate principles are time and change tolerant statements about how an organization will behave. You may have different priorities behind which principle is #1 to a given decision, but be it a project, or hiring or locating a building, principles are invariant - unless you or your organization is schizophrenic. Such one thing alone does more to enable change than any amount of models, technology, projects, etc.

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Leveraging Organizational Knowledge: What if we tried to foresee what will follow the currently unfolding Knowledge Economy?

Leveraging Organizational Knowledge

Leveraging your organisational knowledge relates to Knowledge Management, organisational learning, human capital development, social media/networks strategy, multi-channels Customer Relationships Management (CRM) 29 August 2006 What if we tried to foresee what will follow the currently unfolding Knowledge Economy? Of course, this should have a profound impact on management and organizational cultures. Leadership and management in the new millennium."

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