What I Do
I have helped global CxOs in the following areas:
- Decide management re-orgs and team structures
- Improve business outcome focus or just delivery performance
- Plan and implement the transition from projects to digital product teams
- Implement OKRs
- Improve product and program management, work-intake processes
- Improve Architecture Governance
- Improve team motivation, engagement, and cross-silo collaboration
- Reset Culture & Hierarchy
- Improve Knowledge Management
- Improve Time/Calendar management and async collaboration
You might also want to engage me if you are left high and dry after a round of transformation advised by one of the Big 3 management consultancies or their offspring. They are known to be short on the details.
Services by Role
For Business Leaders
In well-established businesses
Improve the business impact of investments in initiatives with Business Retrospectives.
Improve business agility and reduce business inertia and organizational debt.
Enable next stage of growth by taking pre-emptive action on orgdesign and operating model. Avoid growing into silos for product, design, and engineering.
Converge faster on product-market-fit without squandering capital.
For Digital and Technology Leaders
Transition from Project to Product and make it work effectively for application development or engineering organizations and for infrastructure & operations organizations.
Strike the right balance between centralized and decentralized ways of working in work-intake (portfolio & demand management), architecture governance, etc.
Review management structure and their ways of working. Here's a case study.
Assess and Improve alignment with business. Improve your teams' focus on outcomes.
Rebalance outsourcing, use of internal/external shared services.
Review alignment of enterprise architecture strategy with business strategy. Here's an example.
For Chief Digital Officers: Gain more than a token seat on the strategy table by progressing from showcasing tech outcomes to demonstrating business impact.
For Software Delivery Leaders
Assess and Improve delivery capability.
Help PMOs understand and report flow metrics like Change Lead time and Flow-Efficiency in order to improve speed-to-market.
Review usage of project management and CI/CD toolchain in order to get better value out of them.
For Non-Profit and Government Leaders
Introduce agility into your context (Agile outside technology). Determine the right subset of agile ways of working appropriate to your context. Coach key stakeholders on how to support a rollout.
Improve collaboration and alignment among teams.
Address time and cost overruns of projects.
For HR and related Leaders
Improve hiring, retention, and growth of good-quality tech talent by:
Improving your tech recruitment process.
Revising your tech job architecture (job families, roles, and levels).
Facilitating tech role migrations.
Moving to digital-age appropriate hierarchy with Cleararchy.
For Aspiring Authors
I benefited from the the advice of established authors when I began writing my first book in 2013. If you are an aspiring author looking for guidance, I'm available on some Saturdays for a chat. There is a token fee to make sure you are serious about it. Please make an appointment here.
A list of solutions I have invented in situations where tried-and-tested solutions weren't available or weren't adequate.