Category: Transformation

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Causal Loop Diagramming (Part 2)

In the previous post, a basic understanding of Systems Thinking was provided and an introduction to Casual Loop Diagramming (CLD) with the most common notation explained. This post will cover additional CLD notation and expand on our real world example (i.e. why I eat too much, sometimes ūüėĮ ). The...

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Systems Thinking with Causal Loop Diagramming (CLD)

“More software projects have gone awry from management’s taking action based on incorrect system models than for all other causes combined.” –¬†Weinberg-Brooks’ Law. From the words of “The Fifth Discipline” author, Peter Senge, “Systems thinking is a conceptual framework, a body of knowledge and tools that has been developed over...

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12 More Days of Agile Transformation

In the spirit of the holidays, here is another Agile transformation themed 12 days of Christmas. Happy Holidays to all and have a Happy New Year! Stay safe! Be sure to play the music while reading. If you are rushed for time, just scroll to the bottom of the post and...

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Want What you Have … A Time for Thanks

As Thanksgiving is upon us in the States, I usually bring a little more focus to things that I am thankful for. It reminds me of a great quote, not sure about attribution or accuracy of it. It goes something like this, “it is better to want what you have,...

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Per Aspera Ad Astra – Agile 2015 Review

After a couple of weeks of much needed vacation, I am finally getting around to capturing my experience at Agile 2015! In a few words it was motivational, energetic, and I felt at home (my tribe). I am still riding my Agile <Insert Year> High and not looking forward to what...

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One SHU Not HA RI, These Things!

Have you been on a team or in an organization that adopts a new methodology or framework of getting work done and then stops using parts of it almost immediately? Or they don’t implement parts of the framework because that won’t work for them? All to often I¬†have seen this...

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Harnessing the Power of the Brain for Change: A Case Study in Culture Change

I recently attended a great webinar,¬†“Harnessing the Power of the Brain for Change: A Case Study in Culture Change” put on by the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). The speakers were Andrea Barrett, Ed Richardson and Mark Bagin.¬†Below are some of the notes that jumped out at me. Andrea...

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Coaching Agile Teams Workshop in DC this May

Excella Consulting is honored to announce a partnership with the Agile Coaching Institute (ACI) to bring their “Coaching Agile Teams” workshop back to the DC/Metro area. We will be hosting the workshop from May 13th to 15th in Excella’s newly expanded training area. Everyone that we know that has attended...

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Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

Do you struggle with motivating and influencing yourself to change? Do you struggle with motivating and influencing family members (e.g. son, daughter, wife, husband) to try alternatives to the way they currently operate? Do you struggle influencing at the community level (e.g. neighbors, government, etc…)? Many of us do and...

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Finding Joe (You), The Hero’s Journey

Answer your call to adventure. Realize your potential. Follow your Bliss! These are the words of Joesph Campbell.¬†The meaning behind these words is expressed fully in the movie,¬†Finding Joe. I can’t thank my buddy, Ben, enough for sharing this movie with me a couple of years ago, it really moved...

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