Management

Project Coach: Adaptive-Agile

After decades of ongoing agile transformation initiatives in numerous organizations, many fixed-price projects still fail to meet customer expectations, especially in the area of safety-sensitive industries such as automotive or aviation. In the context of “make to order” projects (MtO), a smartly designed role of a Project Coach can increase the success rate, improve expert staff retention, and give your organization a decisive competitive advantage. Read…

Management

The Right Genes for Your Project

Every project is like a unique animal. Those “animals” are defined by their “genes,” which result in different abilities, such as agility, strength, and survival chances in various environments. The project’s purpose defines what genes are best. For example, a Chihuahua wouldn’t be very effective in defending your home. A Great Dane would be more successful in intimidating a possible home intruder. It is, therefore, crucial to define projects according to their natural inclinations and intentions: their project “genes.” Read…

Management

The T-Rex Company

Innovative, high-tech systems vendors face specific organizational challenges. In order to succeed in a world where these types of organizations have become the drivers of business and industry, old-fashioned, matrix-based organizations need to become agile “T-Rexes.” Adopting a simple organizational pattern can make this possible. Read…

Management

The Dying Diplodocus

Many technology enterprises are having a very tough time dealing with ever-shorter development cycles. It’s clear they’re going to have to restructure in a fundamental way. But what is the right strategy? And can they handle such significant change? Read…