This article is also an old one dusted off and improved, but a critical consideration if you want to be agile or use Agile, DevOps, or Lean!

To a large extent, a traditional industrialized worldview drives the makeup and use of conventional financial metrics, which is an ill-fitting match for…


Governance is a word that is bandied around frequently these days, but we realized that the scope of what people mean by using the word governance is quite broad. Allow me to define what I feel is the correct interpretation of what governance is.

Governance is a system used in organizations to ensure that the organization fulfills its purposes and reach its goals and objectives. Nothing less and nothing more!

You may say, but is it…


Some anti-patterns to look out for

Although we teach people Agile and DevOps techniques and help them get to grips with the impact of new ways of work, I realized that we have no sales literature on the topic of application. Yes, we have course brochures but that is not what we do as consultants.

Informing…


A series about using jobs-to-be-done to innovate — Part 1

The origin of Jobs-to-be-Done (JTBD) can be traced back to Theodor Levitt when he said that people don’t buy ¼" drills; they want ¼" holes. It was, however, Peter Drucker who first use the term when he wrote:

Some innovations…


I’m one of those people who need lots of personal space, mentally, socially, and especially physically.

Some would argue that using the word ‘need’ is a bit exaggerated, and maybe I should instead use ‘want.’ …


Antibodies attacking neuron

A discussion about innovation and the organizational immune system

So why is disruptive innovation so hard? Well, two reasons:

Because it means radical change, and

Because your organization’s immune system is programed to protect the status quo!

The immune system in our bodies is a collection of structures, processes, and…


Your product strategy describes (at a high level) what you hope to achieve with your products, who your products are for, and how they will benefit by using your products (and services).

Thinking about the product’s lifecycle is key!

“Knowing is half the battle.” GI Joe

The other half is doing something about it; it’s time to make a plan and getting it done!

Just as you need to define an overall strategy for your business that helps you achieve your Purpose…


Things you can do to make sense of data without being a data scientist.

In the previous article, we talked about collecting data and using it to make better decisions. Data analysis can be complex, but it does not have to be. …


Stay true to your purpose, take honest stock of your current position, and have good enough data to see how best to make a difference for those you serve. If you do this, you cannot but win.

This is as true for a digital transformation strategy as it is for any strategy.

“Strategy is a pattern in a stream of decisions” — Henry Mintzberg

When I published ‘Understanding innovation and the product lifecycle’ on June 16th this year, it was not meant as a stand-alone article. …


How thousands of organizations have a false sense of security about their future!

A while ago, I was one of the lead authors of a digital transformation approach called VeriSM; we draw a distinct difference between DIGITIZATION of a business and DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION.

With DIGITISATION, the business essentially doesn’t change; it’s only the methods used to deliver products or services that change. With…

Johann Botha

Johann Botha, a digital change provocateur & getITright® CEO. Transform & build organizational agility, & digital-age capabilities. Consultant, speaker & author

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