Category Archives: Management

Risk Management Tool: Pre-mortem

I’m going to write about risk management and more specifically about intervention tool called pre-mortem. Short Introduction of Theory Pre-morten, like the name hints, is a tool that you use to write a short story about why the project failed, … Continue reading

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It’s not just about talent and effort – how you work matters a lot

In this day and age there is so much knowledge about how to work effectively in different circumstances that surely there isn’t anything left to talk about. There is Scrum for projects, Lean for just about everything and pommodoro to … Continue reading

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What is a learning organization?

Most of us understand that being really good at something is not static in its nature. In all walks of life (sports, governments, companies, etc.) the best always seem to be able to adapt faster to changing circumstances than the rest. … Continue reading

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Budget deficits and innovation part II – using TRIZ (theory of inventive problem solving) to generate ideas

In my last blog post I wrote about the contradiction between cost savings due to recession and the need to be progressively more innovative due to market pressure. I offered one possible solution and discussed briefly the other prerequisites for … Continue reading

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The D and A in ADKAR

This week I decided to write about ADKAR change management model and letters D and A (second A) to be precise. A stands for Ability and D stands for desire. These things are the places where we usually fail, so … Continue reading

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Budget deficits and innovation – why you should cut more than you need to!

The economy is in a recession at least here in Europe, which is forcing a lot of organizations to make cuts in their budget to adjust to the new financial realities.  There also doesn’t seem to be a upswing around … Continue reading

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A3 projekti

Mikä A3? A3 viittaa A3 ajatteluun, joka on alunperin Toyota:n keksimä tapa käsitellä tiiviissä formaatissa jonkin monimutkaisen asian implementointia yhdistettynä PDCA-mallin (Plan-Do-Check-Act) käyttöön. Mihin A3 ajattelua voidaan käyttää? A3 ajattelu sopii hyvin monimutkaisten asioiden, ongelmien tai tehtävien ratkomiseen. Tarkoituksena on … Continue reading

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