How to Fix Your System Value Stream: Step 6 in The Agile Transformation Process

by Andy Czuchry

In my previous blog on the fifth step in the series to an agile transformation we talked about how to manage your local value stream, which involves reviewing and streamlining the set of sequential steps in a single initiative, in order to accelerate results and deliver the best outcomes for customers and the business. A key transition in that step is a shift from aligning around project-based activities to be performed, to aligning around the target outcomes to be produced. This transition begins locally, where you can control it more directly, with an eye toward the bigger picture along the way.

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How To Use Storytelling To Drive Successful Business Transformations

by Andrew Webster

70 percent of organizations reporting that they have a digital transformation strategy in place or in development, according to a 2018 Tech Pro Research survey. Yet the results continue to be unimpressive. In the finance and retail industries, only 30 percent of transformation projects deliver successful outcomes, according to a 2018 Fujitsu survey. Other industries, including transportation, manufacturing, and healthcare, see even lower returns on these efforts.

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Human-Centered Design: Your Competitive Advantage in an Always-On Transformation Era

by Andrew Webster

“Transformation” is the defining buzzword of business in 2018. Whether companies are going through a digital transformation, an organizational restructuring, or just changing the way they serve their customers, the “T word” topped every executives’ list of strategic goals for the year.

But as with so many buzzy priorities, saying you need to transform and knowing how to make it happen it are very different things.

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Becoming an Innovative Company in Four Steps

by Nathan Waterhouse

In my last blog, I talked about why there are no fast tracks to creating an innovative culture. If you want to change the way your people design products, make decisions, and build for the future, you have to change the way ideas are generated and supported at every step in your organization.

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Why Agile Transformations Fail

by Andrew Webster

Organizational agility expert Andy Czuchry talks to Andrew Webster about why companies are struggling with agile transformations, and how design thinking can help.

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