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Stephen Parry

Recent Posts

Collect, Interpret, Act: How To Innovate and Solve Problems

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 24, 2019 12:30:32 PM

There are four defining characteristics of success: collaboration, problem solving, innovation, and leadership. These are all closely intertwined.

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Topics: innovative culture, problem solving

Adaptive Business: April Newsletter

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 29, 2019 1:50:01 PM

In this issue, read about: 

  • The Agile and Adaptive Business: Sense and Respond Academy Discussion Group
  • Accenture interview with Stephen Parry
  • Change Readiness Webinar Series: Date Announced
  • Top-Billing Blogs for this Month
  • Recent Events
  • Upcoming Events
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Topics: News, Adaptability, sense and respond, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile

Purpose-Driven Methodologies, Chapter 2 of Change Readiness

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 26, 2019 4:33:41 PM

Our new eBook, Change Readiness: Planting the Seeds for Change Success, is out and available to help you through your change programme.  We'll be publishing one chapter each month in our blog. Chapter Two, Purpose-Driven Methodologies is below, or feel free to download the eBook in its entirety here.  The  chapters will be followed by a webinar to discuss issues raised by that section.

Click here to register for the webinar series on Change Readiness.

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Topics: Adaptive Culture, Business Tips, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile

Keynote at Agile Prague 2019: The Organisational Journey to Business Agility

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 26, 2019 3:36:10 PM

The Agile Prague Conference, the 16th and 17th of September, will feature over 30 international speakers. The event fosters a collaborative environment between speakers and attendees and ultimately this
knowledge-sharing leads to a better understanding of agile and how to put it into practice. My keynote presentation is The Organisational Journey to Business Agility. I will be discussing how it is easy to point out that changing technologies, revised business models and increased competition demand an agile and adaptive response for businesses to survive. However, it is quite another thing to recognise what an agile and adaptive organisation looks like in reality.

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Topics: Adaptive Culture, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile, Agile Prague 2019

An Accenture Interview with Stephen Parry: Transforming an Already Overburdened Organisation

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 26, 2019 2:10:34 PM

In this podcast, as part of the Inspiring Conversations in the Business Agility Series, Stephen discusses
how during business transformations leaders often lose sight of the strategy, organisational structures, and requirements for technology.

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Topics: Business Tips, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile, Business Agility Vienna 2019, Business Agility Podcast

From Make-and-Sell to Sense-and-Respond: Shaping the Business and Work-Climate towards Agility, Adaptiveness and Differentiation

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 26, 2019 1:25:34 PM

The Business Agility Conference in Vienna, the 20th and 21st of May, is fast-approaching. It will bring together seasoned practitioners of Business Agility who will share their knowledge of transforming businesses. My presentation, 'From Make-and-Sell to Sense-and-Respond: Shaping the Business and Work-Climate towards Agility, Adaptiveness and Differentiation,'  will be given on Tuesday, the 21st of May, at noon.  Please join me for the talk and come along to the Speakers' Corner if you would like to have a deeper discussion about the topic.

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Topics: sense and respond, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile, Business Agility Vienna 2019

The Future is Always Coming: Adaptability is Key to Keeping Up with Technology

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 18, 2019 3:42:43 PM

When I was writing this blog, one of my favourite songs from the 90s, and even still, came up on my playlist – The Future of the Future by Deep Dish, featuring Everything but the Girl. I am not sure if the lyrics
about unrequited love have much to do with rapidly changing technology and keeping pace with it, but they made me think even harder about the disruptive 
times we live in and how organisations can cope.  

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Topics: IT Business, sense and respond, Adaptive Culture, Business Tips, Adaptive Business, business agility

Change Readiness: Planting the Seeds for Change Success

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 12, 2019 3:41:34 PM

 Our new eBook, Change Readiness:  Planting the Seeds for Change Success, is out and available to help you through your change programme.  We'll be publishing one chapter each month in our blog.  This will be followed by a webinar to discuss issues raised by that section.

Click here to register for the webinar series on Change Readiness.

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Topics: Adaptability, innovative culture, Change Leadership, Work Climate

Brexit: Intellectual Property and .eu Domains

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 12, 2019 11:30:00 AM

To be or not to be.  That is the question. Another Brexit deadline has passed.  The new date looks set to be on Halloween -- nightmarish, no doubt, in the interim and long after. 

While there is little clarity on what the trading arrangements between the UK and the EU will be after the
withdrawal, there is some pretty straightforward advice on intellectual property and .eu domains. This is of particular importance to Lloyd Parry, as we have numerous "Community" EU trademarks and a never-ending list of .eu's.

We thought we would share some resources that we have found helpful in these two areas and in general. Just click on the blue headings. If you have any as a UK business offering services into the EU, please add them in the comments section below or contact us directly and we will update the list. 

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Topics: IT Business, Business Tips, Brexit Resources, Brexit and .eu Domains, Brexit and Intellectual Property

Trick o' Tweet and the 'Philosophical' Pumpkin

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 8, 2019 6:45:43 PM

As I was attempting to categorise some of my previous tweets to share with a team to whom I was delivering a management workshop, one category, one of the many loose ones, that surfaced was philosophical. And, I couldn't resist sharing this story.

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Topics: IT Business, Lean Methods, A3 Thinking, Lean, Business Tips, Adaptive Business, Agile