“Organizations need to be nimble so that they can better manage and adapt to the changes that are going to happen anyway” Kevin Aguanno A while ago I wrote that… Read more »
My latest paper on Sustainability v3.0 attempts to define the forthcoming Sustainability initiatives in businesses organizations, Sustainability 3.0. The paper also identifies the three anticipated key challenges for Sustainability 3.0 and initiates discussion on how can we collectively solve them using Solution Focused change techniques.
Here’s a way to make a difficult situation worse. I came across a web page titled, “Work related stress – together we can tackle it”. What do you think is wrong with this typical to-do list?
When I wrote the book ‘Fry a Monkey. Create a Solution’ I had only one idea in mind – that it be useful to people who facilitate (today, that’s most… Read more »
Traditionally, project managers tend to be risk-focused and assess project risks, ranging from those that are most likely to cause system failures (integration, security, etc) or have a huge cost impact (licensing, outsourcing, etc), to those that might push the schedule back in failed scenarios (resource related risks). A lot of time is spent looking at ways of de-risking situations and analyzing what could go wrong.
John Nicol helps answer these questions and explains how Solution Focus (SF), due to its collaborative and facilitative nature can be a very powerful tool to enable project discussions with failures removed.
John is a SF professional and a Certified Scrum Master. As a SF professional, he has been successfully applying the approach in different types of businesses. He suggests the following 5 ways SF can complement project management.
Look at successful methods of doing things to enable progress
Apply SF “future perfect” tool for better project planning
Leverage SF coaching to self-organize teams
Acknowledge and reward your team to promote solution-talk
Maintain transparency in communication with the Business Partners to create visibility
How many people do you know who wouldn’t understand a win-win conversation if their life depended on it?
What do we mean by win-win? Both parties know how to assert their respective needs.
Guest blog post by Ujjwal Daga, ———————- Efficiently planning a complex multi-modal marketing plan, executing the plan on time and on budget, measuring and evaluating the campaign’s effectiveness, and ultimately… Read more »
Most organizations have a comprehensive Change Management Plan to address the changes to scope, schedule or budget of a project. Using this framework, the Project Managers try to quantify the impact of the changes and make decisions accordingly.