Innovation Value Networks

A couple of years ago I remember discussing Innovation Value Networks and how valuable they can be.  I was in a meeting recently that reminded me of that. As a recap of IVN – Innovation Value NetworkMy idea of this was that this was a group of people both internally and ext

Outside the Box is NOT Outside the Corporate Structure

Thinking or acting outside of the box can sometimes be perceived as rash or brazen behaviour in some organiztions.  I was in an internal meeting yesterday where I was the client and I was reminded about the challenge that process and outside the box thinking often have, so though

Innovation – Time for Some Recognition

Well, it is not often you get an award from a client.  Well thanks to some hard work by Doug (one of our Senior Consultants) we/Doug received recognition on some work that was done. The Recognition – "Exemplifying Breakthrough Innovation" Well aint that a peach.&n

Looking at Things Differently

One of the reasons I like working at Project X Ltd is that we look at things differently and are always trying to break down paradigms. This isn’t to knock down the necessary functions of Enterprise IT, but to look at ways to get to customer value faster.  One of the challe

Collaboration is not Communication

As a part of any rapid project approach, there is often a kick off or a set of guidelines that are set up and a couple of buzz words that come out if are" CollaborateCommunicate I was reminded of this in my discussion with Rex earlier this week and have been pondering this a lot

CoffeeCAST – #43 – Collaboration in the Enterprise

Welcome to the 43r CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X Ltd.  I finally had a chance to catch up with Rex Lee who I have known for a while and have been bugging to come onto the CoffeeCAST and he finally submitted on behalf of the kids 😉 We took the time to talk about somethin

New System Introduction

I have been thinking about readiness for change and the way we introduced new systems to our customers.  The general scenario is that we do business analysis to find out what are the requirements for the new system.   We then get key people to sign off on the requiremen

Assessing Readiness

I will provide in this post some ideas on assessing readiness.There are many factors in creating readiness.  Some are personal, some are organizational, some are from history and some our related to relationships. If a person says "I’ll try."  Alarm bells sho

Collaboration in the Enterprise

One of the interesting things about social computing and it’s evolution is the applicability in the Enterprise.  As organizations grow, the ability to communicate ideas and learning becomes more difficult. The web has done wonders in enabling this sort of shared conversatio

Breakthough The Organizational Barriers

In any change initiative there are many barriers, most fall into these four resistances/barriers: Psychcological Structural Cultural Political One of the objectives of a Rapid Results program is to address these resistances or barriers and create an environment that is empowered to wo