I thought I would share some thoughts on a couple of projects I have worked on where the teams have been spread across the globe. My first taste of this was a while ago. I was working on a new application for an international financial service provider. The product team was based in the UK…Read more Developing Technology with globally dispersed teams
Businesses are finding that the world is moving at rapidly changing pace. The world is getting smaller and the digital revolution shows no sign of slowing down. How do business today deal with this? Digital transformation at the top of the list of issues that business of all sizes are currently having to face up to, but…Read more Enterprise Agility…. Avoid the trap!
Here are some examples questions that having been set out by others to help with the process of defining the elements in McKinseys 7s model. I would always be thinks of the WWWWWH..... Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. Strategy: What is our strategy? How do we intend to achieve our objectives? How do…Read more Checklist for success with McKinsey’s 7s
So you want to carry out some analysis and work out if your business is set up in the best way to achieve its intended output. There are a number of different ways of doing this but the McKinsey 7s has good pedigree and endured the test of time. Background for those geeks like me:…Read more Who is Mckinsey and what are these 7s – McKinsey 7S explained
Who is TOM? TOM is the targeted operating model of a business. This allows a business to identify what people, technology and processes need to exist for the business to be as effective, efficient and productive while creating the best value the business can. What we need to know Firstly we need to think about how the…Read more Do you know who TOM is? Target Operating Model or TOM
Impact mapping can help you build products and deliver projects that make an impact, not just ship software. Impact mapping is a strategic planning technique that prevents organisations from getting lost while building products and delivering projects, by clearly communicating assumptions, helping teams align their activities with overall business objectives and make better road-map decisions.…Read more Make a big IMPACT with products and projects!
SWOT A very common process used for planning. It’s essentially a way to list the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats related to a business, project or plan that you’re taking on. It’s supposed to lay everything out for you so that you can achieve your goals. It also splits these four categories into internal and…Read more Beyond SWOT Analysis