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Transforming operations management for a digital world

When combined, digital innovation and operations-management discipline boost organizations’ performance higher, faster, and to greater scale than has …

To Become a Leader, Think Beyond Your Role

The world is full of people with opinions. Television, radio, and other media are brimming over with commentators making suggestions and offering seemingly authoritative advice to government officials and corporate executives about what they ought to do. At dinners and cocktail parties — and around …

Why Successful People Focus on the Bottom End of the Funnel

Business leaders have many tasks to accomplish and prioritizing stuff can be hard. Yesterday I wrote about the need to “do fewer things, more often” …

The New Leadership Skills for Complexity

If Business Schools are churning out people with the skills that are not adequate for today’s complex world, how do we prepare people to work with …

Five Trends in Business Analysis, Project Management, and Agile for 2017

A post from the Watermark Learning Project Brief Blog.Since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year on projects and …

Project Management

How strategy drives digital transformation

<b>Adopting new technologies in a business is critical to drive digital transformation. However, 48% of Australian business owners are still reluctant</b> …

Big Data

Ricardo Semler: How to run a company with (almost) no rules

What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from …

Leadership

3 Biases That Make the C-Suite Deaf to Young Leaders

Just because they're inexperienced doesn't mean they can't generate great ideas.<p>Millennials and other young leaders are ready to bring change to their organizations, the Leaders 2020 study from SAP SuccessFactors suggests. In the survey, millennial leaders were significantly less likely to say …

Leadership

The Top 10 Trends in Business Analysis for 2016

The Top 10 Trends in Business Analysis for 2016 examines the evolving ways in which BA practitioners can help organizations realize better business …

Business Intelligence

Root Cause Analysis: Tracing a Problem to Its Origins

Root Cause Analysis<p>Tracing a Problem to its Origins<p>Learn how to use Root Cause Analysis to fix problems more easily.<p>In medicine, it's easy to …

How to Write Better Status Reports

In any company, small or large, clear communication between employees is critical. Everyone’s working on different things, and it’s vital that you’re …

Three Design Principles for a Generative Business

As I was being nudged to consider whether the term “boost” really captured the central dynamic of <b>generative businesses</b>, I realized that it actually …

The boost revolution, expanding possibilities for business: CV Harquail at TEDxHoboken

A Former CIA Executive’s Advice On How To Make Hard Decisions

A five-step decision-making process from a man who spent 25 years making life-and-death decisions.<p>Each day we make thousands of decisions. Most are fairly insignificant, such as what to have for lunch or what to wear. Others carry weight and consequences. Complicating things is our access to …

Behavior

All Companies Are Tech Companies

I picked up an interesting concept from my reading/consuming recently:All companies are tech companies. They just use that tech to sell different …

Tracking Systems

Abela’s Folly – A Thought Confuser

On the home page of my website, I quote the mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead who said, “Seek simplicity and distrust it.” This is …

Data Visualization

Have you downloaded your free copy of « A Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide »?

Get the guide for free on PMI’s Web Site<p>This valuable resource provides a foundation for the practical application of business analysis.<p><b>Good</b> …

Strategy, not technology, drives digital transformation

Article<p>Strategy, not technology, drives digital transformation Becoming a digitally mature enterprise<p>July 14, 2015<p>What’s the most important driver of …

Table of Contents

No major project is ever installed on time, within budget, with the same staff that started it. Yours will not be the first.<p>Projects progress quickly …

Project Planning

A <i>Work Breakdown Structure</i> (WBS) is a hierarchic decomposition or breakdown of a project or major activity into successively levels, where each level …

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

I’ve been working with large companies and the U.S. government to help them innovate faster– not just kind of fast, but 10x the number of initiatives …

Innovation

The Future of Value Generation – Value Propositions Where People and Planet Matter

<i>The business of business isn’t just about creating profits for shareholders — it’s also about improving the state of the world and driving</i> …

Turning Private Assets Into A P2P Business Model

This story is about one of the oldest and longest joint ventures ever known in management history, one of the strangest unions between a human-centered concept and a virtual chameleon. Leader and leadership: two iconic notions that became over the years, if not centuries, synonymous to everything …

Leadership

The NEXT-GEN Business (ANALYTICS) Analyst

<b> in·dis·pen·sa·ble</b><br>ˌindəˈspensəb(ə)l/adjective<br>1. absolutely necessary, essential, or requisite<br>2. incapable of being disregarded or neglectednoun<br>3. a …

Business Intelligence

This is the Product Death Cycle. Why it happens, and how to break out of it

The hardest part of any new product launch is the beginning, when it’s not quite working, and you’re iterating and molding the experience to fix it. …

Product Management