Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw

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Welcome! Thanks for joining me in a place that merges both personal and professional insight, experience and moments that I choose to share. If you have come this far, you are committed and passionate about creating success. With the right tools in place you are ready to make change. I invite you to get to know me a bit better. I am that person who can help define your path and help you execute the change of course to ensure active results and professional growth. If you read something that sparks dialogue, please do drop me a line, via email or call.

Organizational Change and the Vertical Slicing Approach

Organizational Change and the Vertical Slicing Approach

posted by Dave Dame date-icon August 04, 2015

When implementing an agile transformation, do you start from the top or bottom of the organization? My experience has shown it is best to take a complete vertical slice of top, middle, and the bottom. “Organizational design is the methodology which identifies dysfunctional aspects of your organization’s workflow and realigns them to fit current business goals (and supporting values).” (Dr. Allen, 2012). The best way to align the organization’s workflow to fit the current business ways is an approach I call “vertical…

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Change is specific to your Organization...let your organization own their change

Change is specific to your Organization...let your organization own their change

posted by Dave Dame date-icon July 22, 2015

Through my years of trial and error, I have learned there is no one size fits all solution to transitioning organizations to agile..context is king! Every model is based on different organizational contexts. Each model’s context has its own starting and ending point. There’s no guarantee that your organization is at the same starting point and aiming to end at the same ending point.  Organizations commonly introduce (SAFEe) large agile models. A common misconception is if it’s big and prescriptive, it must be good! However,…

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Is your Organization hoarding?

Is your Organization hoarding?

posted by Dave Dame date-icon July 09, 2015

If you have seen the TV documentary series Hoarders which depicted the real-life struggles of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding. Some victims suffered so severely that they were often drowning within their own filth. The disorder is immediately obvious to family and friends. Similarly, organizations today are process hoarders. A large number of processes have been built for some purpose at a point in time that no longer serves its purpose. What commonly happens is that new processes are added in isolation without seeing how they all work…

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