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Shrink an Agile Business Case

There is a fiction that suggests that business decisions are made on purely utilitarian grounds. Psychologists have shown convincingly that people value the avoidance of loss far more highly than capturing gains. There are many and significant implications for those seeking to implement change, particularly in an agile environment. The Agile Manifesto The Agile Manifesto and associated…

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Time for CFOs to Focus on Behavioural Change: the Key to Sustainable Cost Transformation

Now that the economic climate is getting milder, many finance leaders are moving away from bolting down expenditure and are instead seeking investments to support growth or finally releasing funds for deferred projects. But the market is still fragile and it is unclear as to whether trading volumes and margins will return to the levels…

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Inside Change

What are the practical measures that need to be taken to establish belief in change and to manage it successfully? William Hooper reports from inside a service transformation. This article was originally published in Business Strategy Review Issue 4 2013 and is reproduced with permission. Inside Change_Business Strategy Review {Click on the link for free…

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“Mind the Gap!” Business’ Relationship with IT

Business users and IT (and other services) departments love to be rude about each other. Mutual incomprehension and worse frequently reign. What can be done to establish and maintain a healthy relationship and the high quality of service alignment? The gap between Business and IT has long been deep. IT people too often have little…