“What’s Going On” – the essential input for change & innovation

Would you organise a dinner party with friends without checking on food preferences that might have changed, or competing events that might impact scheduling? Of course not, yet businesses do initiate innovation programmes without making similar checks, or as Rumelt suggested “What’s really going on here?”, or perhaps even Marvin Gaye’s shorter “What’s Going On”

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Strategy in a VUCA world

The business press is seemingly clear – we are now living in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous VUCA world (as if it was not before!) Even if this really were a new paradigm as some claim it to be, have we adapted our approach to business strategy to reflect this VUCA environment?

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Using competency models to drive improvement in product management

As companies look to improve the product management function, a solution may be found in Competency Models. Whilst this may ultimately help, beware that a one-size fits-all solution may do more harm as the detail can mask issues that need to be addressed. Perhaps more so than other functions the product management role varies from business to business. With a deeper appreciation of the problem to be solved, the journey to a customised solution may be as revealing as the destination.

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