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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

Some Tweets of 'Mind'

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 8, 2019 3:52:55 PM

When thinking about your transformation program, particularly when using Lean and A3 Structured Thinking, here are some of my past tweets that will give you some food for thought.

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Topics: IT Business, Lean Methods, A3 Thinking, Lean, Change Management, Adaptive Business, business agility

How do you see your organisation? Is it a Marilyn Monroe or an Albert Einstein?

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 4, 2019 7:03:29 PM

When working on business transformations, I often start by showing the team a hybrid image of Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein, which was created by Dr. Aude Oliva at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is the same image but can be perceived in two different ways depending on the distance from it.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Lean, Business Tips, Change Management, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile

Lean: An Effective Transformation Tool in the Service Sector

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 4, 2019 3:15:00 PM

Manufacturing, the birthplace of Lean, has contributed a great deal to the ideas of flow, just-in-time processes, respect for people and shaping a management system that now dominates much of the manufacturing world.

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Topics: IT Business, Lean Methods, Customer Experience, Lean, Adaptive Culture, Adaptive Business, business agility