May 17 2013
The topic of hothousing has come up recently in several conversations with Agile colleagues. When it was first described to me as a two or three day intense working session that produces a work product or provides portfolio and architecture planning for organizations that use Agile, I also breathed deeply and reminded myself of Bikram’s Hot Yoga that I’ve incorporated in my personal yoga practice. Until recently I never heard of “hothousing” as an agile term, but it seems to be making a debut.
The term originally came out of England at British Telcom as a way to plan out the backlog for a given product. The entire project team and several different disciplines come together with business partners to creatively solve problems and launch into a 90-day development cycle.
May 13 2013
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has traditionally defined compliance risk as “the risk of legal or regulatory sanctions, financial loss, or loss to reputation a bank may suffer as a result of its failure to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, codes of conduct and standards of good practice.” To ensure adherence with the governing laws and regulations, most banking institutions have an enterprise compliance program/framework in place; this framework generally consists of the following elements – Standards and Procedures, Governance (Oversight), Training, Enforcement, Monitoring (Testing), and Corrective Action Reporting.
1) Standards and Procedures – Written policies and procedures are essential to the organization’s establishment of guidelines for associates to follow to remain compliant with the governing laws and regulations. The polici
May 09 2013
Change Management Models are helpful because they help explain and simplify the complex change processes in order for change practitioners and leadership to guide people through a transition. No change management model is the same and each one is designed to address different needs. It is always good to have multiple techniques in your pocket to help address changes that come your way. Complex Responsive Process (CRP) and ADKAR are both popular and effective models that address change. We can explore the differences between the two and discuss when it makes the most sense to use one or the other.
May 06 2013
The world we live in today is more complex than ever before. The radical changes and advancements in today’s society are quickly changing how people work and live. In order to efficiently guide people through a change, organizations and groups often elect a Change Agent. A change agent is someone who alters human capability or organizational systems to achieve a higher degree of self-actualization or output. In reality, a change agent is anyone who is passionate about a particular type of change and actively participates in the change in order to meet a set of objectives. This is no easy task because people inherently do not like change and will resist it, especially if they do not see any personal benefit. An interesting group of people that act as change agents are public figures and celebrities.
May 01 2013
Welcome back to Appian World 2013! The conference is officially in full swing as more than 750 Business Process Management (BPM) professionals from 225 organizations, 17 countries, 18 industries and 45 federal and state government agencies gather to network and learn about the newest Appian products and future trends they see in the BPM industry.