Agile Business Change for November - December 2008

  1. The Psychology of Change
  2. Employee-driven Corporate Change - reverse ludditism?
  3. New UI Paradigms

1) The Psychology of Change

I was privileged last week to attend a presentation by Malcolm Lewis. Malcolm is a practising chartered accountant but nowadays he combines his extensive “hard” business knowledge with an unusual skill in the business world – that of humanistic psychology - to foster cultural change on a large scale. Indeed, he is involved in change on the largest of scales, as one of his projects involves working with an Eastern European country to help produce their national plan to 2030. Read more...

2) Employee-driven Corporate Change - reverse ludditism?

I was recently facilitating a client's requirements workshop and noticed that one of the attendees was swaying opinion by inappropriately evangelising technical solutions. Although some solutioneering is inevitable in these situations, the amount of detailed solution ideas this stakeholder was producing was inappropriate for a requirements-based workshop. In a formal workshop environment, this can be easily controlled with a gentle reminder. However, it is not so easily handled outside a workshop situation - in the wider corporate environment. Read more...

3) New UI Paradigms

I've recently purchased a new laptop and one of its capabilities is the option to use a multi-touch screen interface, in a similar manner to the Apple iPhone. This capability allows the operator to use more than one finger to manipulate the graphical interface, for example to zoom or shrink content. This multi-touch capability represents the first consumer implementation of a genuinely new UI paradigm. Read more...

All best wishes for the month ahead.

Kind regards,
Marcus Price

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