You Need to Manage Digital Projects for Outcomes

You Need to Manage Digital Projects for Outcomes, Not Outputs

When is a project finished? For most of us, it seems pretty simple: when we ship the product or launch the service. But we need to take a step back and consider what “done” really means. Most teams in business work to create a defined output. But just because we’ve finished making a thing doesn’t mean that thing is going to create …

The ROI of a Modern Data Strategy

The ROI of a Modern Data Strategy

You finally have top management on board to get started on your company’s data transformation, but now comes the hard part. You know that you need a solid data strategy to guide your efforts, but other managers at your company would rather focus investment on building things, investigating questions in the data, you know—things that have a much more visible …

The definition of Digital Transformation

The definition of Digital Transformation

The definition of digital transformation is the realignment of, or new investment in, technology, business models, and processes to drive new value for customers and employees and more effectively compete in an ever-changing digital economy. This is how I define digital transformation, having evolved it slightly over the years. This definition, which was introduced in 2013/14, was different at the time in that …

How Much Should You Charge Your Clients? Data Analytics Has The Answer!

How Much Should You Charge Your Clients? Data Analytics Has The Answer!

Data analytics can be a great tool for the forward-thinking law firm looking to increase profits. There are two problems standing in the way, though. The biggest single problem that businesses face in effectively using data is that they don’t have they data they need. The second biggest problem, in my experience as a consultant, is that firms do not …

Transforming the pyramid to an agile org

Transforming the pyramid to an agile org

I recently published a video exploring how an agile team based organization could look like. How does it look like under the hood? In the video I also discussed how you get there. I got tons of great feedback so I decided to provide the content of the video in the format of a blog. If you prefer to read instead of watching …

Too Much Data

Too Much Data, Too Little Results? How to Accelerate Your Company’s Big Data ROI

While 75 percent of companies from all sectors and sizes feel they are making the most of their data, in actuality 43 percent “obtain little tangible benefit from their information” and 23 percent “derive no benefit whatsoever.” Many companies make an initial investment in data analytics, but then struggle, waiting months or so until they see a return on their …

A Successful Journey with Data Science

A Successful Journey with Data Science

Sometime around 1850, Jacob Waltz found a gold mine in the southwestern United States. He didn’t tell anyone where it was. No one knows for sure if Waltz actually found a gold mine. Nevertheless, many people have tried to find the gold mine to this day. Just like prospectors who wanted gold for success, CIOs can leverage their enterprise’s data …

The promise of business agility

The promise of business agility

Through my training and coaching experiences, I have come to realize that many people do not know what business agility means and why it matters.  The main focus is on the team-level practices like visual work management, burndown charts, and pair programming.  At the same time, the entire organization focuses on trying to translate the old way of working to …