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Deliberate Practice

My oh my, there are a million things on my plate, and I just don’t know where to start! I’ve said it, you’ve said it, we’ve all said it before. The elephant in the room of DX initiatives is that not only is it disruptive within an organizational construct but a...

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What Story is Your DX Initiative Telling?

According to Christopher Booker’s The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, there are seven basic plots. The Meta-Plot, Overcoming the Monster, Rags to Riches, The Quest, Voyage and Return, Comedy, Tragedy, and Rebirth. Now I am not going to...

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REMOTE PMO & DX INITIATIVES

Worldwide, we are now coming to terms with the depth and the projected lengths of this pandemic. As I was listening to The WHO Director-General talk about “No return to the ‘old normal’ for the foreseeable future” in terms of our personal and professional lives,...

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OCM: CREATE/EXECUTE CHANGE MANAGEMENT PLAN(S)

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.” — Amelia Earhart  Here we are, at the creation and execution of the Change Management Plan. We have Identified our...

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OCM: CHANGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” — Peter Drucker  After the Change Readiness Assessment, we endeavor to understand the impact of changes required to achieve the objectives of a business (and or...

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OCM: CHANGE READINESS ASSESSMENT

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." — William Arthur Ward  An organizational Change Readiness Assessment is a set of tasks completed to identify how prepared an organization is for...

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OCM: Employ & Engage Stakeholders

In my last post, we discussed the Identification of Stakeholders. With that, you should have a better view of the landscape now, and it is time to start Engaging Stakeholders, or more succinctly, validation, and placement within the overall roadmap of an initiative....

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OCM: Stakeholder Identification

“The only constant in life is change”— Heraclitus Change, change, the magical fruit, the more you change… the better your organization can compete! (I know where your mind was going with that one, lol) Oh, how Heraclitus was correct in his assertion. And man, that...

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When the Whole Process Breaks

Accurate data is essential to support a Digital Transformation (DX) project. It does no good to create ultimately efficient processes supported by huge IT investments if you still focus effort on the wrong things. For example, an efficient, paperless procurement...

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