Category: Change Management

Improving Team Collaboration

Jump-Starting Team Collaboration

There is no shortage in options for collaboration these days. There are so many competing and overlapping tools and services on the market these days, it truly is a buyer’s market. Of course, the hard part is that there is no single method for collaboration that fits every single organization...

Office 365 options

Understanding the True Management Costs of Office 365

In the latest edition of Redmond Channel Partner magazine (RCPmag.com), a short article by Editor in Chief Scott Bekker caught my eye in which he shares some important data points from a recent report from Champion Solutions Group, who surveyed a small sample of Office 365 administrators to try and...

The Coming Business Analyst Surge

With so much talk about “productivity transformation” and moving businesses to the “digital workplace,” I really thought we would see a huge spike in the hiring of one specific role: the Business Analyst. Did I miss something? Has it happened? Are companies hiring them, possibly under a different title that...

Good UX Directly Impacts User Productivity

When I first read The Goal by Eli Goldratt, it had been following a discussion with some of our service technicians who had been talking about our company’s productivity reporting. Specifically, a huge part of our business was running the refurbishing business for Hewlett-Packard in Rocklin, California, and tracking our...

Change Management in an Evergreen World

The only constant in life is change – and if you are a customer of Office 365, then you know all about change, and have likely had to adjust some internal practices to handle the almost constant stream of enhancements, UX tweaks, and adjustments within the platform. My company Beezy...

The Things We Ignore When Focusing on Technology

I was reading Marc Anderson’s (@sympmarc) post on the SPTechCon newsletter this afternoon, and after completing my slow clap with affirmative nod in his general direction, I thought I’d share a couple thoughts to reinforce his message that collaboration is NOT about the underlying technology, but about helping teams get...

Whatever happened to the project post-mortem?

While it doesn’t have the most positive-sounding name, I always saw tremendous value out of the formal project post-mortem. Your project comes to a close, maybe with end users going through some kind of training or user acceptance testing as the final step, but for all intents and purposes you...

Recognizing The Value of Strategic Planning

Looking back on my career, it’s amazing to think that I’ve been through 7 separate business acquisitions — including two companies that I co-founded (QOSES Inc and eBig.org), and more recently two SharePoint ISVs (echoTechnology and Axceler). Thinking about some of those experiences, and with them some new team members,...