Short and fat projects will save your bottom line
Project portfolio management should not be complex
Kill Complexity is a change journey aiming at eliminating unnecessary complexity from an organisation and/or hindering unnecessary complexity in sneaking into the organisation. Kill Complexity is also about inspiring to having the courage to make trade-offs – and about building intelligent, simple solutions.
Problems can be complicated – solutions cannot
We are only capable of processing a small fraction of the information we are constantly bombarded with.
Lucky wheel in two ways
Peeling layers of complexity competently off a solution and giving it the necessary edge require insight. Without an edge, the solution gets ordinary and uninteresting, and then it is of no benefit that it is wonderfully simple. This is a story from my summer holidays, which I think illustrates a simple solution – with an edge.
The art of implementing real change
When a butterfly flaps its wings in London, the ultimate consequence may be that it triggers a hurricane in the Caribbean months later. This was one of the more spectacular conclusions that followed in the wake of the discovery that complex non-linear systems, such as the earth’s atmosphere, are extremely sensitive to the slightest change in the system’s initial conditions.
Leadership in project environments
How do you allocate resources for cross-divisional projects while still meeting your targets in the line? Most line managers recognise this dilemma. To resolve it, you need to make sure that line and project goals are aligned so that the organisation is not competing for the same resources.
Introduce more freedom and a few strict rules if you wish to increase the efficiency and quality of your development projects. This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but it works.
Project organisation & culture
Projects typically succeed against all odds. Imagine the results you would get if project conditions were better… or, in fact, optimal?
Six Sigma identifies the factors responsible for repeated incidents and helps companies improve performance and cut costs.
Service offering optimisation
A great service concept is not the result of standardised processes. It comes from collective commitment to a shared concept – from top management right through to front-line sales.