Category Archives: adoption

Innovation NOT the Same as Invention or Creativity

There is so much talk about innovation these days, it’s hard to sometimes distinguish the signal from the noise. In fact, the word innovation gets thrown around so much that it leaves people wondering: What’s really innovative? Well, most of the time that people talk about something being innovative, what they describe isn’t innovative, but ...

Five Tips for Successful Adoption of a PPM System

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill Change can be difficult. Organizations, like people, are creatures of habit. We tend to stick to paths, plans, and processes that are familiar to us. Portfolio & Pipeline Management (P&PM) involves driving change throughout an organization. You enable your business with ...

Why Only Adoption Matters

People Before ThingsRecently I had an opportunity to interview Chris Laping, the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Red Robin restaurant chain about some of the challenges in achieving successful organizational change. Chris' is a voice that emerged from the darkness as I was creating the Change Planning Toolkit™and conducting the research for my latest book Charting Change and its focus on beating the 70% change failure rate. Continue reading