2 years, 7 months ago

Is Low Hanging Fruit Good for You?

Starting a business architecture practice is definitely hard work, but building a sustainable practice is even harder. The data I am seeing is that 60% of business architecture initiatives are failing. The biggest challenge in moving from startup to sustainable practice is that the enablers for starting and propelling a startup forward are not the […]

2 years, 8 months ago

How to Build a Sustainable Business Architecture Practice

Starting a business architecture practice is definitely hard work, but building a sustainable practice is even harder. The data I am seeing is that 60% of business architecture initiatives are failing. The biggest challenge in moving from startup to sustainable practice is that the enablers for starting and propelling a startup forward are not the […]

2 years, 8 months ago

Webinar: Transform Vision into Value: Managing the Strategy to Execution Process

Join me for this follow-up to last month’s sold-out webinar. In this presentation, I will talk about the business architecture process of managing strategy execution. This free webinar is sponsored by Accelare and is open for anyone to attend. Please forward to others you think might be interested. You can register here: Tuesday, July 29th, […]

2 years, 8 months ago

5 Reasons Good Strategy Goes Bad

  Last week I presented a webinar entitled “Why Good Strategies Go Bad – And What You Can Do About It”. Here are the five major reasons strategies fail: Poor strategy articulation – Executives generally know what needs to be done, they are just not that good at articulating it, and for the most part […]

2 years, 9 months ago

Why High Performance Organizations Are Hard to Build

Productive organizations get more work done than expected. High performance organizations produce the unexpected. They not only produce more, they also produce “different”. When most people think of organizational performance, they think first about productivity. Are we getting enough work done? And how do you get a highly productive organization – by focusing on efficiency. […]

2 years, 9 months ago

What Is a High Performance Organization?

First, let me say I am not talking about highly productive organizations. Productive organizations get more work done than expected. High performance organizations produce the unexpected. They not only produce more, they also produce “different”. Defining a true high performance organization is difficult. When we think about personal or organizational performance, we tend to see […]

2 years, 9 months ago

Webinar: Why Good Strategies Go Bad And What You Can Do About It

Back by popular demand! If you missed this webinar last year  join me as I share what Accelare has learned about the challenges almost every organization faces as they work toward implementing their strategies. This free webinar is sponsored by Accelare and is open for anyone to attend. Please forward to others you think might be interested. You […]

2 years, 9 months ago

Do You Feel Safe?

  I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about organizations, culture, leadership, and performance. Recently I spoke at the ISM conference in Las Vegas on The Elusive High Performance Organization. (And they are very elusive.) I had the good fortune to hear a number of other people speak about talent management and career […]

2 years, 10 months ago

Assessing Business Architecture’s Value Contribution

I have been working on a business architecture practice dashboard to help BA leaders manage and grow their practice. The dashboard contains three basic metric types: impact, value, and activity. Each type provides valuable insight into business architecture’s performance and organizational impact. In this post, I focus on value contribution metrics. Value contribution metrics report […]