Welcome to the 26th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward
of Project X. It has been a hectic week so we are starting a little late… and yes you are with me again today.
I think you will find today covers some interesting topics. Having followed the writting of Robert Schaffer in Rapid Results, I found myself reading some of another Master’s (sorry Maister’s) thoughts David Maister. So under the main thread of a topic we will talk about organizational thinking. Here is what we are going to chat about:
- David Maister’s blog posts over the past little bit:
- Can we copy our heros
- How do we really make decisions
Michael Lovaglia, (a professor at the University of Iowa)
- Doing it through a blanket
- Organizational Challenge – sounds a bit like guiding principles for Rapid Results
- Build vs buy
- Global pressure
- Working together
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I think a great model for this is my cloud theory. You should take a look at my post here – http://pxltd.typepad.com/project_x_discussions/2006/06/the_cloud_theor.html
Good coffeeCast – I particularily like the thoughts on the decision making process and chunking things down from large decisions to a smaller ones. It aligns with the idea behind rapid results and part of that would definitely be having the ability to make decisions quickly. I think taking a big decision point and chunking it down allows you to make “course corrections” as you move toward a particular end state. Each small decision builds on the previous one and influences the next. Often when we try and boil the ocean and make the “grand decision” you get the same end result as doing projects that are huge. We become paralized with having to examine and understand every aspect of the decision.
Good discussion! Thanks.