Managed Evolution is an approach based on a large body of practices with defined levels of sophistication designed to be usable right now yet still applicable as you evolve.
The program spells out what to do, and
I'm there to help you do it.
Your managers learn on the job, working hands-on with me to design systems that everyone can see works.
Then they can keep it up and help others do it.
Start with what you do now and introduce proven practices to take you along a defined path to long-term survivability.
The general practices are implemented within the first week and consulting continues development and mastery of increasingly sophisticated specific practices.
Before starting engagements we align expectations among senior and middle managers of what’s possible and what it takes to get those results.
The session concludes with a facilitated discussion leading to agreement on how you'll proceed with improvements.
Managed Evolution basics
Engagements start with the Foundation phase to achieve two outcomes:
Develop transformation Road Map based on assessment conducted by your managers
Establish foundation of general practices while avoiding resistance amongst the workforce
On its own the Foundation will start you on the path towards long-term survival.
This second step applies the general practices to both assess and develop foundational skills among management.
Identify group boundaries
Foundation skills training
Gather Data 2+ weeks
Evaluate and Set Targets
Develop Road Map
Includes JOINT SESSION
Emerging or Defined processes
Managers skilled in basics
Road Map for Transformation
Starting with the Road Map, continue immediately from the Foundation.
Three months of continued application and fast evolution.
Complete the first quarter to build competence, habits.
Accelerate implementation and increase adoption of practices.
The quarter ends with an evaluation of current maturity and a plan for continued improvement.
Following immediately after the Foundation with 8 weeks of training and implementation.
Areas of Focus:
Prepare managers to lead evolutionary change
Implement specific practices to improve management systems
Implement proactive, cross-silo management reviews
Simulation workshop to understand what affects flow
Introduce Capacity Allocation
Introduce Dependency Management practices
Implement portfolio management and Discovery
Introduce Prioritization method
ONE QUARTER Total
Includes JOINT SESSION and FOUNDATION
Reliable, consistent processes
Transparency encouraging cross-silo collaboration
managers conditioned to maintain organizational fitness.
Finish with Road Map for continued evolution.
FITNESS FOR PURPOSE
There is no upper limit and you won't get there in two quarters.
But you can master the fundamentals.
Full transformation is accelerated with a second quarter.
Increase the sophistication of quantitative management, adding software instrumentation and establishing strategic fitness for purpose.
A second quarter including a selection of 30 half-day workshops, further practices and software implementation.
Areas of Focus:
Fitness for Purpose
Reservation-based dependency management
Responding to changes in demand
Managing shared resources
TWO QUARTERS Total
Includes MANAGED EVOLUTION
Maintenance of Fitness for Purpose
Each package is designed to build on the previous work at a faster pace.
Select the scope of engagement based on urgency to transform.