CoffeeCAST – #13 – Bob Schaffer

Welcome to the 13th Episode of the CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.

Today we have the opportunity to chat with two people, Robert
Shaffer of Robert H. Shaffer and Associates and Jim Hayward of Project
X.  Jim and Bob have known each other for a while and when Jim and I
started talking about breakthrough approaches I suggested we see if we
can talk with Bob – so here we are.  In today’s CoffeeCAST we talk about

  1. Introduction to RHSA practice – helping clients speed and improve performance
  2. Leveraging the Capabilities that are already there and not being used
    – Get rewards along the way, even with big initiatives
    – Banorte example
    – Best clients are impatient
  3. Rapid-cycle Success (begin, end and specific result)
  4. Innovation & Initiative
  5. Readiness
    – Change and Resistance to change
  6. Real-case Breakthrough
    – Project X
    – Via Rail
  7. Continuing Relationships
  8. Complexityt vs Simplification
  9. Trends in the Business / Burning Issues

Thank you Bob for joining me today and please enjoy, feel free to comment and have a great day!

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  1. Jim Reply

    So, is there some new research that suggests that there is deoxyribonucleic acid hidden in the corporate data that reveals the complex pattern of corporate culture? That would certainly get more people interested in enterprise data.

  2. Stephen Reply

    DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a double-stranded helix of nucleotides which carries the genetic information of a cell. It encodes the information for the proteins and is able self-replicate.

  3. Jim Reply

    What is DNA, is that a biological term or a new peice of software? I challenge you to say what it means.

  4. Stephen Reply

    In all of my CoffeeCAST’s I am finding new insight. This one especially helped and the timing was excellent as we extend our Xcellerate Data offereing and also help a bank with Breakthrough Approach.
    I found that in general this was part of our original vision and Corporate DNA, but this helps build some well articulated and proven methodologies and approaches.
    Looking forward to more conversations with Bob.

  5. Jim Reply

    I really liked this conversation. Unfortunately the quality of the
    sound is bad at times, the content is worthwhile. The whole thing certainly got the juices
    flowing and the excitement I felt when I first discovered Bob and his
    ideas. I think this technology is just pure gold. Simple, yet profound. Thanks, Bob.

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