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Can Enterprise IT borrow from Lean Startup Thinking?

The enterprise shift to “consumerization” is more than just the desire to use my iPhone and upset my work-life balance. It’s something akin to instant gratification – people have ideas about how information can augment, automate, and transform how they transact business, connect with customers, and comprehend the activity that surrounds them. But we want […]

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Real change happens along a continuum that stretches from The Big Idea to Real Results, and people / organizations that want to make real change happen need to understand the different elements along the way.

Inspiration

The ability to imagine what is possible (aka Vision)

Art

As goods, services, & even data becomes commoditized, effective and engaging design becomes a competitive differentiator

Science

Sooner or later, you have to be able to translate your hand-waving to something that actually works!

Execution

Results derive from making something happen – quickly, effectively, sustainably

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Recent Posts

IoT Field Notes: Solving Interesting Tech Challenges 2
Science, with some elements of Execution
January 19, 2015

As previously noted, the focus of our IoT conversations is not all strategy, markets, and business cases. Each new Business Unit (BU) connection brings more anecdotes about things that start off as puzzles and end up as interesting insights, decisions to reduce complexity, and/or necessary evils. Talking with product engineers about their work in a […]

Recommended reading for the week …
Inspiration
January 9, 2015

A semi-recurring feature – items that I think are worth your time. Sourced from a variety of places around the ‘net – I’ll try to give credit for the recommendations where it is due. Some of these are older, some quite recent – I’ve got a backlog of interesting stuff to share. As always – […]

IoT Field Notes: Building a Business Case
Execution, with some elements of Science
January 5, 2015

An important component of any IoT initiative is going to be the Business Case. Getting past the “strategic imperative” and the “cool technology”, how are we going to build a reasoned case based on ROI? At my our company, we are still building a template for our business cases; as I have noted in my […]

IoT Field Notes: Size of the Prize
Execution, with some elements of Science
December 29, 2014

When talking with a Business Unit about contributing to earnings with “Information as a Product or Service”, the fun part of the conversation is getting into the specifics. Where exactly are we going to make money here – and how much? What is the Size of the Prize? Well, maybe more fun for me than […]

IoT Field Notes: Voice of the Customer
Execution, with some elements of Science
December 22, 2014

If you buy into the whole “disruptive innovation” meme as your Internet of Things inspiration, you may be tempted to go the Steve Jobs route. Hang the market research, just develop a vision that is compelling and outlandish – something that they aren’t expecting, but will love and embrace – and market share and organic […]