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Step up to Freedom

... by making process and technology simple.

Michael Balin

on 3 October 2012

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Transcript of Step up to Freedom

What makes me come alive?
What situations and people do I get energy from?
Are the core challenges I face the same as others think?
What activities remind me of the film "Ground Hog Day"?
What could I do more simply next time?
Step up to Freedom by making process and technology simple 1: Evaluate
2: Synthesize
3: Prioritize
4: Run
5: Learn Five Steps that Matter Freedom is the basic condition for you to touch life, to touch the blue sky, the trees, the birds, the tea, and the other person.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1: Evaluate 2: Synthesize 3: Prioritize Form and manage project teams
Bring all key stakeholders in right upfront
Keep communications, processes and technologies simple and relevant
Develop, test and deploy based on rhythms best suited for the team and the business
Celebrate successes - big and small 4: Run 5: Learn www.sumallbusiness.com Apply blend of creative and process to find new opportunities
Understand what a goal means -- and does not mean before taking it on
Zero in on key underpinnings to enable more detailed work to begin
Can do alone or with a group
Fun, simple way to gain clarity Analysis - patterns, market, environment, business case
Alternatives - what if's, cost/benefits
Buy-In - integrate needs, shop concept
Tasks - breakdown, chunk and aggregate the work
Sequencing - dependencies, optimize common threads
Dependencies - build-in adaptability
Tests - experiment, proofs-of-concepts What's different now - simpler/more complex?
Were the people now managing this central from the beginning?
What elements can be repeated and scaled?
What new opportunities emerged?
Are the results dynamic and able to evolve?
What's the ideal for next time - can we work toward that now?
1: Evaluate
2: Synthesize
3: Prioritize
4: Run
5: Learn To recap ..
Five Steps that Matter Next step? Copyright 2012 Michael R. Balin. All rights reserved.
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