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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

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

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

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

Ten Police Officers and a Man with a Baseball Bat: How One 999 Call became a Big Part of a Force's Transformation Story

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 2, 2019 1:00:23 PM

A few years back, when we were working with a UK police force and their ICT Operations Manager, Rupert Coles, on a transformation project, we put some of the IT team in police cruisers with officers for ride-a-longs.

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Topics: IT Business, sense and respond, Adaptive Business

Change Readiness: When Firefighting Consumes IT And Cloud Organisations.

Posted by Stephen Parry on Aug 9, 2018 4:38:35 PM

Originally Published in the CIO Magazine May 2018

The rate of technology change and voracious competition for market share are producing cloud organisations that are seriously overburdened, and it’s going to get worse if Kevin Casey’s 5 Cloud Computing trends for 2018 materialise.
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Topics: IT Business

How an organisation redesign saved a company and doubled their staff

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 17, 2017 7:10:06 PM

I once worked with an organisation who for three years were one of 12 shortlisted companies providing IT Services for home users and businesses for a large US technology company. They suddenly, and without any warning, found themselves bidding to be one of the tech company’s three remaining suppliers.

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Topics: Adaptability, IT Business, Methods, Customer Value Principles, innovative culture, Change Leadership

Redefining success with Adaptability a sea change for some organisations

Posted by Stephen Parry on Nov 29, 2016 3:03:07 AM

When working with clients as they strive to build more adaptable organisations, I’ve found that it often takes time to realign their view of IT to fit the new dynamic. It’s almost like learning a second language.

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Topics: Adaptability, IT Business, Methods, innovative culture, listen and adapt

When a policeman has to use his wife’s cell on the job, its time for a change

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 21, 2016 4:10:49 AM

When I was working with a UK police force on their Lean transformation, I had an interesting opportunity to speak to their IT department about the importance of IT and how it makes the force more effective.  

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Topics: Adaptability, IT Business, Customer Experience, Customer Value Principles, Lean