PofE 090: Are Business Applications Popping Up In Your Environment?

 

Weeds often pop up in someone’s yard while they’re away, and unfamiliar applications and software often do the same in technological environments.

5 Things to Think About When Applications Are Popping Up

Sometimes businesses purchase databases, technical solutions, or software without first talking to the IT department or technology group. When this happens, the technology introduced into the environment may not fit with the current architectural plan the organization has in mind. Before a company makes the decision to implement new technology, there are five steps that should first be taken.

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PofE086: 11 Most Common Workplace Culture Mistakes

Even in the best of circumstances, there are pitfalls and mistakes people and organizations make when attempting to develop a culture that works. In this video I'll discuss the top 11 common workplace culture mistakes that companies make when implementing a culture change in their organization.

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 When running a business, you need to ensure your business culture fits your company's ideals. Be sure to avoid these 11 common workplace culture mistakes.

Workplace culture is a very important aspect when it comes to running a successful company. Your responsibility is to develop and establish the kind of culture that will best fit your business ideas. Don't let these common mistakes inhibit you from creating a thriving workplace culture.

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PofE084:Different Music, Different Projects

What does playing different types of Basses have in common with Critical Path, Agile and Critical Chain Project Methodologies?

 

Different Basses: Methodologies for Project Development

Bigstock-Double-Bass-70056889Just like different types of basses have different purposes, different project development methods serve different purposes.

When you’re playing the bass, you learn the mechanics, the styles, and the functions of the instrument and the sound. The German full-bodied upright, the electric upright, and the bass guitar all have that depth of sound that's signature to the instrument. Each one is meant for a different purpose, but they all serve the same general purpose of music. In this way, projects and project methodologies are similar to the bass.

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PofE082: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works Training Overview

 

An Overview of Seven Guiding Principles

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Understanding these seven straightforward ideas will help your organization implement change and create a culture at your workplace focused on common goals.

When we think about the success of companies such as Ford, Amazon and Toyota and how they brand themselves and implement corporate-wide changes, we see that they take a holistic approach. They aren't just thinking about systems, processes and tools but about their entire organization. If you distill this holistic approach into seven simple principles, you can more easily accomplish your transformational goals and help your organization achieve greater success.

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PofE080: Everything I Learned Playing in an Orchestra

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For as long as I can remember, I have been a musician.  I have played the bass, both upright and electric, throughout my youth and into adulthood. During these many years as a professional and classically trained musician, I learned more than just playing notes. I learned systems and how they work together.

Consider an orchestra for a minute. You can break them into four sections:

  1. Strings
  2. Winds
  3. Brass
  4. Percussion

These are all led by a conductor. Within each of these sections, there are smaller sections.

Strings - Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, and Bass (my favorite).

Winds - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon.

Brass - Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, and Tuba.

Percussion - Timpani, Snare, Marimba, etc., (there are many different instruments in this section).

Within these sections, you can break them down into even smaller categories:

Strings- Inner player and outer player (players share a stand and can read two different parts from the same sheet of music).

Winds- Flute (Piccolo, Alto, Bass Flutes), Oboe (English Horn), Bassoon (Contra), and Clarinet (there are many sizes of clarinet, all the way to Contra Bass).

Brass- Trumpets (Piccolo, and other sizes), Trombone (Bass), and Tuba (Euphonium).

Percussion- Like I said earlier percussionists must be the master of all types of instruments- the one rule is they must be struck. Did you know that a piano is considered a percussion instrument?

In each section there is a hierarchy- usually, the first chair runs the section, and they usually have the second chair as a partner. If there were a president of an orchestra, it would be the concertmaster- or first chair violin. The conductor can be thought of as the CEO.

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PofE 072: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works!

Great organizational culture accounts for a 20 to 30% performance improve according to Harvard Professor Emeritus James L. Heskett. Tweet: Great organizational culture accounts for a 20 to 30% performance improve according to Harvard Professor Heskett.  http://ctt.ec/Z5b0o+ #PMOT #CIO Leaders must implement the principles of great culture development to create a truly high performing organization. These are the same principles required to implement a world-class portfolio management capability for your chapters. This presentation reveals the 7 principles that successful organizations implement to develop a culture that works.


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