That Sounds Great in Theory, But...

That Sounds Great in Theory, But...

Been frustrated with trying to get change into your organization? This talk delivered at Quest 2013 may help you get some ideas for getting an idea from inception to execution. There aren't any magic solutions, but hopefully this will point you in the right direction!

UPDATED: Slightly tweaked deck for my talk at Path to Agility on 5/21/14.

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Jim Holmes

May 21, 2014
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  1. That Sounds Great in Theory

  2. Jim Holmes ! jim@falafel.com ! @AJimholmes ! FrazzledDad.com

  3. Slides: ! speakerdeck.com/JimHolmes

  4. Got an Idea?

  5. Make it happen!

  6. Validate

  7. Plan

  8. Pitch

  9. Execute

  10. It’s that easy!

  11. Or not…

  12. Validate

  13. Is It Realistic?

  14. What’s The Value?

  15. Is It Actionable?

  16. (And At What Cost?)

  17. Plan

  18. Get The Facts

  19. Know The Mechanics

  20. Understand Budgeting

  21. Understand Purchasing

  22. Dealing With Resistance

  23. None
  24. Pitch

  25. Get Your StakeholderS

  26. Find The Right Ones

  27. Build a Great Pitch

  28. Clarify Your Vision

  29. Speak The Language

  30. Execute

  31. Start ! SMALL 

  32. Constant Feedback

  33. Retrospectives

  34. Dealing With Resistance

  35. (For reals this time)

  36. Practical Examples

  37. Getting The Right Resources

  38. (Resources are STUFF ! NOT ! PEOPLE)

  39. Dealing With Failing Outsources

  40. Changing Culture

  41. Got an Idea?