CDLINFO News: change management

Reducing the Cost of Change

November 1, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Two of the authors of the Agile Manifesto, Jim Highsmith and Alistair Cockburn, have said here that the strategy behind Agile methods “is to reduce the cost of change.” To … More

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How To Deliver Good and Bad News To Your Manager

September 22, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Does your heart race thinking about delivering important news to your manager? Sometimes we strike the right balance of tone, timing, preparation, and approach and we get rewarded with a … More

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Making connections

September 13, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

The other morning, I rather crankily tweeted, “I’m trying to write about barriers to adoption, thinking about technology + new business practices. Not that pleasant of a way to start … More

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Making Change Happen: Smart Team Building

August 4, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Leaders are told that bringing people together as a “team” is the ultimate means to achieve peak performance. So we feverishly plan team events, team brainstorming, team retreats, team training, … More

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How Meetings Steal Your Productivity (and 6 Ways to Get it Back)

July 21, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Are you sometimes amazed at how little of substance you accomplish in a day? Yes, you went to six meetings today and checked them off your to-do list, but it’s … More

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How to Embrace Innovation

April 14, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Innovation is about making changes — doing things differently, thinking differently. What’s helpful to know is the changes you make don’t have to be huge and dramatic. Incremental changes … More

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Taking the Creep out of Scope Creep

March 22, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

You’re faced with a choice: If you pick Door Number 1, you have to add 1 new feature to the service you are creating. If you pick Door Number 2, you have to add 2 new features … More

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See (how) the project runs

March 1, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

When I first started working at CDL, I was not used to the academic organizational culture. I was coming from a very different environment, that of the Federal Reserve Bank … More

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