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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
1/25/2018 6:10:02 PM
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Re: Transform Sigma CTO
It seems to me that a lot has to do with the "Vision Thing"--which means in essence where do we wish to be and how we intend to get there--it has to do with not adopting Technology for Technology's sake and really understanding the back-end implications of it.    That seems to be the missing piece.     

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DHagar
DHagar
1/25/2018 5:37:54 PM
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Re: Transform Sigma CTO
@ms.akkineni, this article and interview is so true.  This is what inhibits and/or prevents the true implementation and use of technology, let alone the ability to change and transform the operations to gain the planned benefits from the technology.

This has been the overlooked elephant in the room, in my opinion.

Unless we learn how to move this beyond CTO's, it will have a limited capability and too often end up operating as a silo of progress rather than enterprise transformation.

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DHagar
DHagar
1/25/2018 5:34:28 PM
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Re: Transform Sigma CTO
@Ariella, well stated!  It becomes the reality base that opens or closes the doors to achieving the desired goals.  It is in contrast to the "aspirational" desires of how we would like things to work.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/25/2018 10:55:31 AM
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Re: Transform Sigma CTO
Absolutely. It isn't practical to expect complete smooth ride. It is very common to hit obstacles along the way and appropriate adjustments must be made to proceed. This is where agile approach helps a great deal as that gives leverage to validate process / results in short intervals and can reassess the future plan.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/25/2018 10:47:49 AM
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Re: Transform Sigma CTO
@Ariella:

That is a very good illustration. That's how success is perceived for outside the world. Everyone gets to see only the end result - either success or failure. What is more important is the journey in either case, could be so valuable.

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Ariella
Ariella
1/25/2018 9:13:18 AM
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Re: Transform Sigma CTO
@elizabetjv thanks for pointing out the lake as it made me think about the illustration more. I'd take it to mean that on her path toward goals, we see obstacles in our path that look like they will stop our getting through. Then we have to deviate a bit to build the bridge that will allow our bikes to get across the lake. It's like when people have to deviate from their dream job path to earn the money for the course of study that will qualify them.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
1/25/2018 9:09:54 AM
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Re: Transform Sigma CTO
@Ariella - That's a great one too! (Side note, it's kind of fun trying to figure out how he rode a bike over the lake.) It does get really easy to see people's success and think getting there was easy. A  natural thought process even.  But it just isn't true. Few ever come across success that easily. So for the rest of us, we'll just have to keep riding bikes across lakes. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
1/25/2018 9:00:47 AM
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Re: Change
@ms.akkineni - That's a great point. Communication is really an important part of all change. How change is communicated could definitely make or break an idea. Companies generally have a position or even department in charge of making sure communication is done appropriately and effectively. 

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Ariella
Ariella
1/24/2018 10:54:36 AM
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Re: Transform Sigma CTO
@elizabethv yes, and a variation on that theme is depicted in these illustrations:





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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
1/24/2018 8:50:52 AM
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Re: Transform Sigma CTO
..but the key is not to be reactive, but anticipate and make sure that this is done in a way that is beneficial for the long-term.    Looking forward to the feedback at hand.

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