Stories and Case Studies

Stories from change agents around the world applying modern approaches to change

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Making Time for Change

Making Time for Change

We’re almost a month into the New Year which means 80% of people have abandoned their resolutions. In this Inc.com article, the two main reasons include being unreasonable about your resolution, and the word resolution itself. I didn’t have a New Year’s resolution...

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Triggering Meaningful Dialogue with Storytelling

Triggering Meaningful Dialogue with Storytelling

If you've ever seen a Disney movie, you know what great storytelling looks like. The hero gets a call to action; turns it down, or fails, or runs away; finds meaning in what they were asked to do through a mentor; and finally, they come back and are successful....

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Creating a Community of Change Agents with Lean Change

Creating a Community of Change Agents with Lean Change

Lean Change Agent Facilitators Charlotte Mawle and Ro Gorell recently interviewed Melanie Lunny about her experience using Lean Change Management tools to create a community of change agents.  Listen to Melanie Lunny describe her experiences of applying Lean Change. ...

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Lean Change Management in Action

Lean Change Management in Action

This is the story of the journey to integrate change management into a continuous delivery model, from the perspective of 4 people and their respective roles as Change Managers (Portfolio and Project Level), Scrum Master and Agile Coach.

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Alternatives to Change Management Certifications

Alternatives to Change Management Certifications

In 1998 I became an HP Certified Printer Repair person because I demonstrated the ability to replace PIU;s (Paper Input Units) at an alarming speed. It's also been about 15 years since I received my first MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) designation for using...

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Why Agile Breaks Your Organization

Why Agile Breaks Your Organization

A while back I was helping a marketing department with Agile, and that’s a story for another day. This story starts with a comment from a VP who was sponsoring the problem that this marketing team was working on. He said, “we tend to make it hard on ourselves to get...

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Creating Alignment for Enterprise Transformation

Creating Alignment for Enterprise Transformation

Read any article about how to ensure successful change (or why changes fail), and you're likely to see these patterns: we need communication, top-down support, strong leadership, a reason why (urgency), motivated individuals, and the right change method to follow....

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