Most initiatives fail to impact the right financial measures. Understanding the principles of Unit Economics is a powerful tool to improve the chances of success.
Insights & Ideas
Plenty of ideas are incorrectly labelled as 'strategy' without the intended impacts. Regularly validate your Strategies are logical, well-formulated & insightful.
The main reasons that I've experienced products failures is through missing capabilities and connection between product management, agility & engineering
Introducing the Capability Triangle. My way of thinking about the foundational capabilities to deliver strong digital propositions.
Sharing my Miro OKR board template for transformation. Also explaining the value and how to use it.
I worked extensively coordinating across borders in Europe - it's difficult. Fortunately, there is a science to help us understand and adapt to working across cultures.
While enterprises typically underinvest in most transformation areas, the involvement of introducing new AI/ML models are more likely to be overestimated. This might be because ideas such as "Cloud" are comparable to regular infrastructure, whereas AI/ML is only comparable humanoid robots existing only in Scifi world.
It's almost a given that there will be misalignment between multiple teams in complex organisational structures. Across the industry, the technology teams are gradually shifting from the role of _Responder_ to _the Driver_ of competitive advantage. In the process of this shift there are usually major misalignments in a vast number of areas, from language, to assumptions, to objectives. The gap needs to be closed pretty quickly to secure talent as well as ensure the ongoing success of board-sponsored digital plays.
Introducing my Future of Payments whitepaper. The idea was born out of long standing frustration encountered with payments providers & teams struggling to take advantage of public cloud. As payments numbers continue to grow, there is also a serious need to leverage the vast datasets locked away in payments databases in order to increase their agility and improve the overall client ecosystem.
Bringing tech & non-tech teams together to create a detailed strategy is difficult. Hitting the right tone, level of detail and subject matter is a delicate balancing act. Most strategy sessions fall short by either diving into technospeak, or sticking to meaningless business platitudes.
These gnomes may sound ludicrous, but how many of these Underpants projects have we all been involved in? Companies are simply not great at setting a clear vision and communicating this to employees and partners. This counts for overarching visions (e.g. Vision statements) as well the interpretation of the vision on a contextual micro-level.
Assigning a single metric ("One Metric That Matters") for a set period of time can be a powerful antidote to organisational confusion and is a powerful message that clarity is valued over more content.