ODO Part 1: The Transformation

ODO Part 1: The Transformation

Outcome Driven Organizations Part 1: The Transformation “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” — Albert Einstein   Let’s start by taking a look at what typically happens on the ground with an Agile Transformation, told in a story format.  This is based on a true story, or more specifically a select compilation of…

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Innovation is Dead…Long Live Innovation!

Innovation is Dead…Long Live Innovation!

The desire to innovate is everywhere.  Even the biggest, traditional, conservative companies we’ve worked with are recognizing the need to “behave more like a startup” and innovate faster.  Lean startup, business model generation and other great approaches have provided a way to begin doing so for any type of organization.  Unfortunately, many companies are finding…

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Breaking the Org: Interview with Projects@Work

Breaking the Org: Interview with Projects@Work

The LKNA 2014 conference brought a new and needed focus on management and organization to the forefront of the improvement journey.  Hearing David Anderson’s (CEO Lean Kanban Inc and Lean Kanban Conferences) talk on organizational fitness for purpose at the Kanban Leadership Retreat in Monterey, CA this year, we immediately realized that this new focus…

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Outcome Driven Organizations (ODO) Introduction

Outcome Driven Organizations (ODO) Introduction

A 3-Part Introduction to the Outcome Driven Organizational (ODO) Model Over the next few weeks we’ll publish a short 3-part series of introductory blogs on what we have come to call the Outcome Driven Organizational (ODO) model.  The model describes a new approach to how we can think about helping organizations improve their performance and…

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Management Takes The Lead in the Lean Journey

Management Takes The Lead in the Lean Journey

LKNA‘s Pivot to Lean Leadership in 2014 The last 15 years have been an amazing journey- the breaking and piecing together of a great puzzle. It started with software developers proposing a better way to develop product that involved just them and the customer. Over the years we learned that additional skills made for better…

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Resistance is a 4 Letter Word

Resistance is a 4 Letter Word

I have often had the conversation with leaders in organizations around the “resistance” that they are running into with change. All too often when leaders encounter anxiety, doubt, concern about change, they “explain” it through the cliche “people resist change”. We fall into the approach of moving quickly to identify areas of resistance and people…

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Stop Hitting the Change Fatigue Wall

Stop Hitting the Change Fatigue Wall

In today’s world there is an unprecedented need for organizations to have a high level of plasticity (adaptability of an organism to change in its environment). With the rate of change within the marketplace accelerating all of the time, change within an organization is not a now and again initiative anymore. For companies to stay…

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