Tag Archives: Organizational Change

Are you Prey or Predator?

"Step out of your comfort zone" – why? To be alert and nervous? Why not behave more like a predator than a prey? To relax when possible – to find a comfort zone and use it? Continue reading

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Easy Collaboration and Successful Projects

Why Projects Fail It is quite funny, actually, how almost all talking around project management is focused on methods and frameworks like Prince2, PMBoK, and IPMA. But when you ask project managers why their project failed they almost always mention … Continue reading

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Stress Kills Learning, Change, and Improvement

The door to the closet was a bit open, so he elegantly pushed it slightly with his heel while passing it. A few steps later he stopped, as he noticed that the door had jumped open again. Being determined to fix … Continue reading

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Steve Bell’s “Run Grow Transform” – More than just Lean IT

The best book available about Lean IT! I suggest that anyone interested in the topic reads this book because it adds that often missing dimension to it: how is the organization actually going to make this work?

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How Long is “Continuous”? – On PDCA

Some people have problems with anything that requires patience: they want it all, and they want it now, as Queen was once singing. What does PDCA mean to them? Actually, PDCA should be the darling of these people, as it … Continue reading

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Lean IT and ITIL – Stopping the Negative Spiral

Good news for those who are hungry for more books about Lean IT and ITIL!

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Value Stream Management and Readiness

This evening I did something which is seemingly a bit foolish, but which is nevertheless characteristic for me: instead of reading one of the 200 books I have piled up for future reading I again browsed through one of those … Continue reading

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Philosophy of a Storm – Timing your Change

The ship was in trouble. A storm had suddenly appeared, and it was worse than any storm the ship and the crew had ever experienced before. “What should we do?”, the captain shouted desperately. One of the navigators came to rescue and … Continue reading

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What is your problem?

First published in Danish at No Crisis-bloggen.   Problems exist in large amounts everywhere around us. They make a basis for frustrations, sorrow, hard work, discussions, accusations, and – tabus. Do problems actually exist? “There are no problems, only challenges,” some … Continue reading

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Change is a direction – not a goal

When an organization decides to change it is important to understand, first of all, who is deciding? If the whole organization is supposed to change – then the whole organization should make the decision! That way everybody can cooperate on … Continue reading

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