Author: Jess

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Are you doing stuff or creating value?

Note: This was co-authored with Derek Tiffany and was originally posted on the 3Pillar Global site.  You can put a bunch of stickies on the wall, create tons of JIRA tickets and commit code,...

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Your methodology is holding you back

Agile, Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Test Driven Development and whatever new and trendy thing out there are tools. They exist to help you to do something. They are supposed to help us be faster,...

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Don’t be afraid to have a vision

This is a slightly edited version of a message I sent to my team: Today a prospect told us his vision of digital transformation and asked what ours was. I don’t think that’s ever...

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The truth behind scope creep (Take 3 Podcast)

I recently appeared on Take 3 Scene 16: The Truth Behind Scope Creep with my colleague Adam Hahn to talk about how there is no such thing as scope creep, it’s just change managed badly. The...

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Getting things done Part 4: Manage the emotions

This is the third of a four part series, in Part 1   I introduced the framework, Part 2 was about understanding the people and situation and Part 3 was about preparation. In the final...

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Getting things done Part 3: Prepare Yourself

This is the third of a four part series, in Part 1 we introduced the framework, Part 2 was about understanding the people and situation. Let’s say you have a great idea for a...

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Getting things done Part 2: Accept the weird and irrational

If you think saying something smart is all you need to make your idea a reality, you will have a career filled with disappointment and frustration. You need help, money, permission and support and...