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Writing a Great Business Case

In this article, I will show you the six power tools you can use in developing a compelling business case:

  • Strategic alignment
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • The Business Model Canvas
  • Monte-Carlo Simulations
  • Risk Registers
  • Telling It Like a Story

Three Skills to Understand B2B UX.

It seems designing a fresh new start-up or blue-sky innovation project gets all the limelight in the media these days, meanwhile, globally, companies spend (conservatively) somewhere around US$60B on custom-built applications every year, and this trend continued in an upward trajectory for decades.

The problem is that these applications have long lifespans, and tend not to age gracefully. People’s expectations of user-experiences are so far from what these applications offer, yet the investment in the underlying technology is high and the business processes these systems encapsulate can be very complex. So how do you effectively go about redesigning the user experience of a legacy system?

This post shows three ways you can use Design Thinking to better understand how and why you should redesign the user experience of your legacy applications.

Weekly Journal: Week 11, 2019

Well hello there… just checking in on last week? It started with continuing the team performance reviews. This quarter I am using Enable HR and it’s actually really great for undertaking reviews. I have generally used the review process prescribed by Andy Grove in his classic book High Output Management – this approach is closely matched by the Enable HR software. I also use the One Page Strategic Plan from Verne Harnish to help define the objectives and performance indicators that are then used in the OKR’s in the review process. So far, so good…


Reading List

These are books I have read and either loved entirely or at least found some gems inside.

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