Round Table Roulette 3 | Agile2017 Edition

August 25, 2017

Billie Schuttpelz, Jolene Jangles, and Ronica Roth (sporting a giraffe onesie) sit down for a turn of Round Table Roulette, third and final of this year’s conference. What’s your favorite retrospective technique? What is your favorite conference? (Agile rap battle, anyone?) What would you throw in “Agile jail”? And then they share stories of a talk or training taking a bad turn or of Agile outside of software.

Howard Sublett hosts at Agile2017 in Orlando, Florida.

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Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) and Beyond | Scott Ambler & Mark Lines

August 24, 2017

Scott Ambler and Mark Lines are the co-creators of Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), and together they gave an overview of this framework in their “Disciplined Agile Master Class” at Agile2017. The duo enlighten us on the difference between their process-decision framework and scaling frameworks like Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or Large-Scale Agile (LeSS). And while they’re at it, they open the Pandora’s Box of “What’s better than Agile? And what does it mean to be “beyond Agile?”

Howard Sublett hosts at Agile2017 in Orlando, Florida.

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Is Enterprise Agile Killing Innovation? | David Bland & Giora Morein

August 23, 2017

Giora Morein, founder and former president of BigVisible and current CST, proposed to us an inflammatory topic: enterprise Agile is killing product innovation and dooming global economies. To round out our discussion panel, we invited founder of Precoil David Bland before diving into a deep and long discussion with two major takeaways:
Agile is good at making organizations more efficient, which may cause companies to efficiently undermine their own business, the people they employ and the larger economy.
Organizations don’t invest enough in enough types of innovations to protect against the uncertainty of the future.

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Becoming a Meme & Agile 2.0 | Alistair Cockburn

August 22, 2017

The “enigma wrapped in a puzzle” Alistair Cockburn has an interesting story: signatory of the Agile Manifesto, author of two pivotal books “Writing Effective Use Cases” and “Agile Software Development,” and founder of the Agile software development conference in 2003 along with the more recent “Heart of Agile” conference. This last, “Heart of Agile,” has meme-ified Alistair, in ways oversimplifying who and what he is. But becoming a meme, he says, is crucial in order to have a greater impact. Alistair also shares his thoughts on Agile 2.0, what that means, and provides us with possibly our favorite quote for all of the Agile2017 conference: “Some people say that Agile is dead -- no, it’s just been incorporated into the bloodstream so you can’t see it”.

Howard Sublett hosts at Agile2017 in Orlando, Florida.

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Human Interactions & How Improv Can Help | Kupe Kupersmith

August 21, 2017

Extrovert Kupe Kupersmith has a goal to connect with every person in the world. “I’m not the smartest person in the room,” he admits, “but I am a click away from getting any answer that you need.”Kupe uses improvisation to improve human interactions, which technology and tools like social media can both hinder or support. He even demonstrates how you can use improv to, of all things, build a pool on the moon.

Howard Sublett assists at Agile2017 in Orlando, Florida.

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Uncovering Agile Coaches | Karen Greaves, Sam Laing & Michael Tardiff

August 18, 2017

How do you coach the mind? “Slowly, carefully,” say our guests Karen Greaves and Sam Laing. The duo are attending Agile2017 from far away South Africa and presenting on “Growing Internal Trainers and Coaches.” Karen shares her experiences becoming – then giving up being – a Certified Agile Trainer because it was at odds with her and Sam’s real objective: growing and uncovering competent Agile coaches and trainers, rather than just handing our certifications to people whose only concern is whether something will be on the exam. As Sam puts it, “Some things that you chase can actually drive the wrong behavior.”

SolutionsIQ’s Howard Sublett hosts at Agile2017 in Orlando, Florida, with Agile coach Michael Tardiff adding color commentary.

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Definition of Product Success | Jeff Patton and George Schlitz

August 17, 2017

Author of O’Reilly’s “User Story Mapping” Jeff Patton joins SolutionsIQ’s George Schlitz to remind us that product success is not defined by how many features it has but by the value that customers get out of it. In other words, if customers aren’t using it, the company should take that feedback and run with it. “It’s incredibly important to be focused on what are we helping companies achieve in their worlds more than how much stuff are we delivering.” Meanwhile, George recognizes that leadership is key to ensuring that the business is achieving the actual goal of bringing value to customers.

SolutionsIQ’s Howard Sublett hosts live at Agile2017 in Orlando, Florida.

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Leadership Development Ain’t for Sissies | Lyssa Adkins, Halim Dunsky & John Borys

August 16, 2017

Beloved guest and co-founder of the Agile Coaching Institute (ACI) Lyssa Adkins graces us with her presence and regales us with her experiences through leadership development, both her own and those that she has coached others through. SolutionsIQ’s Halim Dunsky and Accenture’s John Borys round out the table with the discussion centering around how difficult it is to be a good leader, whether you’re leading a team or an enterprise. In the spirit of Agile and transparency, the group shares their individual growth experiences and aspirations, recognizing that “leadership development ain’t for sissies.”

SolutionsIQ’s Howard Sublett hosts.

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Disrupting Universities | Michael Vizdos

August 15, 2017

Michael Vizdos is a coach, entrepreneur, author, and now the ScrumMaster in Residence, and part-time professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Universities around the world now have demand for curriculum in Agile and Scrum, and Michael was hired by VCU’s DaVinci Center to disrupt and develop both undergraduate and graduate studies in this field. “This is going to teach kids to think again.”

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“The Tech Industry Needs All Kinds of Minds” - Sallyann Freudenberg on Neurodiversity

August 14, 2017

An Agile coach, trainer and mentor with a PhD in Psychology of Collaborative Software Development, Sallyann Freudenberg is an advocate for neurodiversity. It was after her son was diagnosed with autism that Sallyann recognized the same characteristics in herself – and in the tech industry around us. She says, “Statistically, you have autistics in your organization if you’re a tech company. There’s a huge correlation… These people are in your company right now, you’re just not making the most out of them.” To help companies recognize that neuro-atypical individuals with autism or ADHD may offer intrinsic “superpowers” to offset their challenges, Sally co-founded the Inclusive Collaboration Campaign with Katherine Kirk.

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The #NoEstimates Movement with Ryan Ripley

August 11, 2017

Agile coach and “Agile for Humans” podcaster Ryan Ripley drops by to talk about a passion of his: the #NoEstimates movement. The problem is that estimates can turn into commitments, dollars get spent based on misinformation, features end up misaligned with business needs, and all parties end up feeling misled and frustrated. The question then is: do estimates add value or is it unnecessary overhead? Jump into with us to learn more about this movement!

SolutionsIQ’s Chris Murman hosts.

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Ron & Chet Have an Agile Revolution in Mind

August 10, 2017

Agile pioneers Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson take us on a roller-coaster ride – in a Delaurian! – through the pervasion of Agile, the evils of meeting big companies where they are, the next evolution of Agile, and treating programmers with human decency, all in the “right side lounge”! Not sure what that means? Neither are we, but we learned a lot and you will, too. Need more incentive? How about these quotes:
- “You’re not doing Agile until your teams are shipping software every two weeks.”
- “I have in mind a revolution.”
- “What is Agile 2.0? It’s teal biomimicry.”
- “We coded live during the keynote to prove that we could do it.”
- “Everything I learned about Agile, I learned through pair programming.”

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Author David Marquet to Leaders: Empower Others by Giving Up Control

August 10, 2017

David Marquet’s book “Turn Your Ship Around” is a favorite in the Agile community because it epitomizes team empowerment. David sits down with Agile Amped to discuss his thoughts on leadership, sharing stories of inadvertently becoming the leader aboard the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear submarine. He offers advice to the leaders of Fortune 500 companies, including (surprisingly) letting your waiter order your meal for you the next 10 times you eat at a restaurant. “When you know what it feels like [to give up control], then you know when you’re on the right track.” Learning to lead, he also advocates, is like learning a foreign language: you don’t learn it by going off to on retreats but by doing a little bit everyday.

Howard Sublett hosts with guest SolutionsIQ’s Dan Fuller.

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Round Table Roulette - Agile2017 Edition

August 10, 2017

What happens when you get a handful of Agilists together and ask them random questions on the fly? A lot of fun – and insights. Who's the better ScrumMaster: Batman or Wonder Woman? What drink makes for the best retrospectives? What one piece of advice would you offer a Product Owner? Listen in and see how you stack up with our panel – Neville Poole, Chris Murman and Claire Moss. Hosted by Howard Sublett.

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Lego Serious Play for Strategy | Rob Oddi

July 17, 2017

Rob Oddi Change management expert and consultant, facilitator of Lego Serious Play, a facilitated thinking and problem-solving technique used by diverse organizations like NASA, the United Nations, Google, Fedex, and New Balance. It may seem silly at first but, according to Rob, many organizations agree that "the traditional ways of doing strategy are not working." Research suggests that your hands are connected to up to 90% of the brain cells, so getting your hands involved in strategizing, via Lego Serious Play for example, engages more of your brain power. It also helps players unleash their creativity and their metaphor abilities. It's easy to think of using Legos to represent a tower, but how about a marriage? The conversations built around the resulting 3D models takes on another dimension and enables people to get deeper into a problem, as well as potential solutions.

The one rule of Lego Serious Play? You can never question the builder; you can only question the model.

SolutionsIQ's Leslie Morse (with her whirlygig) hosts at Change Management 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Supporting Leadership Through Change | Suz O’Donnell

July 5, 2017

Suz O'Donnell, Executive Change Advisor with Thrivatize, has a call to action for leaders in two parts: 1) slow down to speed up and 2) figure out what a change means to you before you bring it to your team. When it comes to lasting change (as in Agile transformation), it isn't enough to simply forward an email. Leaders need to understand how the change will affect them, as well as their careers and families even. It's also important for leaders to customize the change messaging for their reports and teams and really focus on the engagement of their employees and customers. Says Suz, "If you're not engaging your employees, they're not engaging your customers." Furthermore, pushing the change process to go faster may actually impede progress. Slowing down to speed up may mean leaders pursuing professional advisory coaching, which Suz says, "dramatically increases the speed of adoption and implementation."

SolutionsIQ's Kat Conner hosts at Change Management 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Open Space for Huge Crowds with Jake Calabrese

July 3, 2017

Who said open space was for a small crowd only? Jake Calabrese has successfully hosted open space for crowds as large as 1200 people (in San Diego for the Scrum Gathering) and for the 800 people in attendance at Mile High Agile 2017. Jake works to ensure everyone, even those on the edges, are engaged - which involves a lot of running and silliness on Jake's part.

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Agile Operations Teams with Boyd Hemphill and Christa Meck

June 30, 2017

Boyd Hemphill, CTO of Victory CTO, and Christa Meck, a ScrumMaster at Kasasa, share their experience helping operations teams through their Agile journey. Operations teams typically struggle to make and keep commitments larger than a few days due to the myriad of break fix, operational change, and tuning work that happens on a daily basis. Recorded live at Keep Austin Agile 2017.

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Mindfulness Meditation & Resiliency | Wendy Quan

June 29, 2017

Return guest, Wendy Quan is the founder of The Calm Monkey and has made mindful meditation both her life and her career. After a brush with cancer, Wendy began using mindful meditation to help her through the treatment process. After returning the work place, she began sharing her practices with colleagues, with great success. Today Wendy's career is dedicated to helping companies tap into the business benefits of clearer thinking. Research acknowledges that mindful meditation results in better clarity of mind, decision-making and dealing with others. "It can be something as simple as having a moment of quiet before a big meeting starts... even for thirty seconds or a minute."

This is Wendy's fifth time attending the Change Management conference and this year she is presenting on integrating mindfulness meditating with change management to become more resilient. She also a provides an overview of her 15-minute guided meditation "Dealing with Change."

SolutionsIQ's Leslie Morse hosts at Change Management 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Find the podcast that Wendy references on Adult Cognitive Development by William Rowden here: https://soundcloud.com/agileamped/adu...

Or watch Wendy's previous Agile Amped podcast: https://youtu.be/JBOrUP7oCq8

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Agile Team Metrics with Andy Cleff

June 28, 2017

Andy Cleff talks with us about his presentation at Mile High Agile 2017, "Agile Team Metrics - Measure Many Things" -- an interactive discussion that explores how we can remove perverse incentives from our metrics and provide healthier ways for teams to gain meaningful insights on the outcomes of their experiments. Andy reminds us that "analysis without data is just an opinion."

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Developing a Dynamic Team Charter | Chris Espy & Linda Cook

June 27, 2017

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Importance of the Change Management Standard | CEO Rick Rothermel

June 26, 2017

Rick Rothermel, CEO of LaMarsh Global, articulates for us the importance of the ACMP standard and how it has been evolving and will continue to evolve at the pace of change. Because the ecosystem of business is changing rapidly, clients want things to happen quicker, more efficiently. They also want to develop the competencies themselves rather than hire on outside vendors. These competencies include Agile, leadership, ability to sense and respond, risk-taking, etc., which Rick argues all wrap around the standard. Therefore, it is important to maintain and adhere to the standard for use both by change professionals and the clients they help.

SolutionsIQ's Kat Conner hosts at Change Management 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Applying Agile in Mapmaking with Brian Fox

June 23, 2017

Brian Fox shares experiences creating public-use maps for the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) using Agile. Four years ago NGTOC embarked on a journey to adopt Agile methods within their Systems Development Branch to ensure development activities can better support the Center and users of the National Map.

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What Does the Agile Manager Actually Do with Dave Sharrock

June 22, 2017

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Benefits and Evolution of ACMP | Amy Haworth

June 21, 2017

Amy Haworth is a passionate member of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) as well as a hiring manager at Citrix who is excited for the new Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) certification that ACMP now offers. For Amy, this certification helps her validate the capabilities and strengths of her hires. Amy also touches on how different the industry would be without the ACMP as well as some of the important conversations that the change industry need to be having today, namely: focusing on building resilience as a capability and changing our communication and language from top-down change toward a more peer-to-peer collaborative model, which has implications for how you craft your change management plan.

SolutionsIQ's Kat Conner hosts at Change Management 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Product Management in Agile Orgs with Melissa Perri

June 20, 2017

Are you building what your customers want, or are you just building? Many companies, old and new alike, fall into “the Build Trap,” building feature after feature without stopping to validate whether it’s what customers truly want and need. Melissa Perri advocates for using product management to help companies get out of that trap, because product managers look at the company goals, set product goals in alignment with the overarching objectives, and ask, “Where do we optimize this? And do these products help meet our users’ needs?”

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Agile Roundtable Roulette at Keep Austin Agile

June 19, 2017

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Virtues of an Agile Coach with Dhaval Panchal

June 15, 2017

What does it mean to be an Agile Coach. It's more than just doing coaching acts (facilitate meetings, provide guidance), but these are purely mechanical. CST at Agile 42, Dhaval says what really matters in Agile coaching is what you do when no one is looking, because "that is what is driving you to become better at your own craft." Dhaval invokes Aristotle and the notion of Virtues to help guide us on our path to becoming better Agile Coaches.

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The Visual Story of Change | Drew Mattison

June 14, 2017

Visualizing work is something that Agilists are quite familiar with, but visualizing outcomes, in particular of large-scale change, is what Drew Mattison from XPLANE sits down with Agile Amped to discuss. Drew shares "the visual story of change" -- a powerful tool that can operate like a visual roadmap of not just the end state, but how to get there. Visualization takes the conversation from "Here's what we should do" to "Here's the work that we're doing."

SolutionsIQ's CTO Evan Campbell hosts at Change Management 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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5 Steps to Disruptive Innovation with Sanjiv Augustine

June 13, 2017

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Experiencing Agile with Tricia Broderick

June 12, 2017

Too often Agilists make pronouncements to their clients expecting them to be instantly true: no more multitasking, we are now Agile, you are now empowered. As anyone can attest, it’s one thing to say something like this and really another to make it true. Tricia Broderick, a CST with Agile for All, wants people to experience Agile first hand. Tricia uses hands-on experiences and exercises to drive home meaning, with exercises as simple as writing with your non-dominant hand. That shift is more real than simply saying, “Starting today, you’ll write with your non-dominant hand.” What this does is open people up to engage more, and that’s something that can help Agile become more tangible and concrete for people.

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Digital Transformation and Culture Change | Jo Grubb

June 9, 2017

Jo Grubb says nearly 50% of business leaders forecast that, in just five years, their business models will cease to exist. That means huge transformations, even for companies as large as her employer, Microsoft, where Jo is in Global Adoption and Change Management. Jo shares her thoughts and experiences on digital transformations, what it implies and how every organization regardless of size has to deal with the challenges and opportunities that accompany it, including big data, culture change and market disruptions.

SolutionsIQ's CTO Evan Campbell hosts at Change Management 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Projects are Evil with David Hawks

June 8, 2017

David Hawks is the CEO of Agile Velocity based out of Austin, TX, and he is a ardent proponent for abandoning the "project" mentality and moving to a value-driven approach to product development. "Projects are a waterfall container" that typically have a fixed date and scope. And data suggests that most of the products that result out of projects aren't even used in the end. David says that's because projects are developed at the beginning -- when we have the least amount of information -- and designed with what David calls "a mythical certainty."

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Using Scrum at Home with Aaron Vadakkan

June 7, 2017

14-year-old Aaron Vadakkan uses Scrum at home and visualizes work with his family using a task board. Who's the Product Owner of this family Scrum team? Mom, of course. Meanwhile, Dad Manoj is co-presenter of "Saved by Scrum" with Aaron at Mile High Agile 2017.

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The Neuroscience of Resilience | Bill Hefferman

June 6, 2017

Bill Hefferman is an Organization Consultant at PeopleFirm, and he is presenting on "Resilience and Thriving in the Face of Change and Adversity" at Change Management 2017. Bill dives into the neuroscience of resilience, how resilience is hardwired into all of our brains, that we can fall "below the line" of resilience in trying situations, but that there are techniques and tools at our disposal to restore our natural resilience in the face of change. Bill's go-to method is empathy and compassion. There are also powerful questions you can ask to help yourself and others become aware of your own resilience, such as:
- How can I learn from this stress?
- Who do I reach out to get help in this situation?
- Who else is frustrated about something that I can help with?

Resilience is so crucial today because we are immersed in a constantly changing world and because, as Bill puts it, "life is just one long string of resilience practice after resilience practice." That means it's within our grasp to become more resilient over time.

SolutionsIQ's Kat Conner hosts at Change Management 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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What’s Your Change Intelligence (CQ)? | Barbara

June 5, 2017

Change Intelligence (CQ) is evidenced by how people approach change. It's also the title of Barbara Trautlein's book and cultivating it in others is her life's work. Barbara offers an easy-to-use paradigm for determining whether a person uses their heart, head or hands to effect change, and she identifies the strengths and weakness of each approach. Change agents who lead from the heart connect with people more readily but may have difficulty challenging others to surpass themselves. Change agents who lead from the head are visionaries, strategists with brilliant ideas but may lack the ability to tactically enact change. Finally, change agents who lead from the hands who can quickly come up with the, tactics, tools and process, but this can frequently become an obstacle where leading from the heart or head would be better.

Barbara also shares how resistance in an organization may be less about people resisting change and more about how leaders are leading. "What looks like resistance in others is information that a change leader can use" to determine whether they need to engage more of their heart (e.g., by building trust), their heads (e.g., by clarifying the vision) or their hands (e.g., by removing obstacles or providing tools/training).

SolutionsIQ's Kat Conner hosts at Change Management 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Ten Essential Scaling Patterns with Dean Leffingwell

June 2, 2017

Dean Leffingwell, author, serial entrepreneur, and creator of the Scaled Agile Framework, discusses the "Ten Essential Scaling Patterns We Can (Probably) All Agree On," his keynote presentation for Mile High Agile 2017.

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Reinventing the Leader Readiness Checklist | Keely Killpack

June 2, 2017

Author of "Change Rx for Healthcare" Keely Killpack shares the three components of overall change management: change readiness, the process of change management, and change adoption. Keely shares her experiences working as a change professional most recently in the healthcare sector, the topic of her book, which offers tools, like the Leader Readiness Checklist, that change agents and Agilists in any industry can use to help leaders effectively manage and lead through change.

SolutionsIQ's Leslie Morse hosts at Change Management 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Leading with Noble Purpose | Lisa Earle McLeod

June 1, 2017

Lisa Earle McLeod is the opening keynote speaker at Change Management 2017 and the author of "Leading with Noble Purpose." Lisa helps clients identify their noble purpose -- that is, how do they impact the lives of their customers? "When you make customer impact your noble purpose," says Lisa, "you actually make more money... Purpose-driven companies outperform the market by over 350%." Too often, companies are too attached to their business model, which "will destroy you." Lisa makes a compelling comparison between Blockbuster's attachment to its retail model and Netflix's dedication to bringing great entertainment to customers.

As a bonus, Lisa touches on how "the ability to attract top talent has become [a market] differentiator" for businesses today.

SolutionsIQ's Evan Campbell hosts at Change Management 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Creating a Thriving Global Community | Maria Widström

May 31, 2017

Maria Widström is a change management consultant from Stockholm, Sweden, who has been an active member of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) for five years. Recently she has been working on an outreach and volunteer program. Maria was excited to participate in a global Change Management conference a few years ago but decided it was time to create an ACMP chapter in Sweden. Today the group has 60 members. While focusing on local change management opportunities and needs, Maria and the Sweden ACMP Chapter appreciate how connected the global community is and how improvements and innovations in one region can spawn the same all over the world because "people are people." Maria adds, "We are living in a world with an increasing amount of change" so everyone needs to be more intelligent about how they approach it in organizations of all types.

Want to get involved? Become an ACMP member (http://www.acmpconference.com/cm2017/...). Already a member and want to do more for your own community? Start your own local chapter.

SolutionsIQ's Evan Campbell hosts at Change Management 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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