A long, long time ago, I thought I was invincible. A typical teenager! Do you know someone like this? I was eighteen years old and on my third year as a chemical engineering student in a selective university. My grades were always better than most so I was relaxed about passing my exams. After all […]Read More n x Failure = Success (Fail Fast, Recover Quickly, Learn Well)
New processes and systems are in place. But it is still difficult to get a key business report! The Chief Customer Officer is waiting for one and is becoming impatient. It looks like the whole business operations department has been marshalled to deliver it. He heard they needed to validate and reconcile masses of data! A new strategic […]Read More At The Speed Of Business: Strategy To Execution Through Business Architecture
When her time to give birth came, sure enough, there were twins in her womb. The first came out reddish, as if snugly wrapped in a hairy blanket; they named him Esau (Hairy). His brother followed, his fist clutched tight to Esau’s heel; they named him Jacob (Heel). Isaac was sixty years old when they […]Read More What Is Your ‘Bowl Of Lentils’?
More than 40,000 professionals in my extended network specialize in or have been part of business transformations. And what a bewildering array of initiatives you find! From removing process and systems duplications and inefficiencies to ERP replacements and consolidations. From company-wide strategy change and enablement to wholesale and radical process, systems and culture change. There are large and complex […]Read More 40,000 Professionals = Spectrum Of Business Transformations
In my previous post Distilling 58 million Search Results on Business Transformation!? I coined the term ‘hardware’ and ‘software’ of business transformation to illustrate what is involved. The ‘hardware’ of business transformation relate to the structural aspects of change such as program management structure, governance, systems and tools, to name a few. In contrast, the ‘software’ of […]Read More Business Architecture — Who Cares?
This post was initially published on LinkedIn. Search ‘Business Transformation’ and you will get 58 million results. No, I did not click on all of them. But it is not surprising that some people can be confused or disoriented, especially if new to the area or coming from one corner of this huge landscape. I […]Read More Distilling 58 Million Search Results on ‘Business Transformation’!?
Young boy to mother: “Why do they need your help? Why go to the US?” That’s how the conversations started in the family, as we considered the offer to relocate to the US and for me to lead the global transformation programs for my then employer, a leading telco equipment vendor. The conversations revolved around “Why”. […]Read More Leading Change: Up Close and Personal
I am an Apple fan. I like the simplicity and sleek appearance of the Apple devices. Beyond the hardware, I appreciate the intuitive user interface and the ease with which I can learn to use an app quickly, with or without a manual or hitting the Help key. I remember setting up my wireless home […]Read More Hardware and Software of Business Transformation