Author Archives: AlexYakyma

High Reliability Organizations (HROs) – Podcast with Brian “Ponch” Rivera

In this podcast we are discussing how High Reliability Organizations (HROs) manage information flows, risks, team dynamics and more. Here’s the podcast recording: To reach out to Brian: https://www.aglx.consulting @PonchAGLX LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briandrivera/ References to books mentioned in the podcast: Managing the Unexpected: Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty By Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe… Read More »

Addressing the “Certainty Bias”: Core Principles to the Rescue

  Certainty bias? Indeed. Certainty bias is the term we use in reference to organizations’ tendency to demonstrate overconfidence in desirable outcomes while in fact operating in an environment of uncertainty. A lot of organizations are exposed to this phenomenon. Yours too, most certainty… no pun intended. The problem has some typical symptoms: Assumptions are… Read More »

Lean Portfolio Management Conversation

Recently I had a great conversation with Marshall Guillory (http://blogagility.com) on Lean Portfolio Management. We talked about quite a few topics: the general idea of Lean-Agile Portfolio, common systemic impediments in implementing it, the connection to strategy and structure, organizational learning and more. You can find the video on Marshall’s blog (click on the picture… Read More »

Org Mindset Podcast: Key Constructs In Organizational Agility

We took a liberty to go a little bit beyond regular time box as the conversation evolved toward some interesting aspects of organizational agility. We talked about constructs that support responsiveness and flow (as well as anti-patterns to be avoided). We finished by touching on organizational learning and what’s needed to enable it in your… Read More »

Anti-Pattern: Anemic Transformation

Driving a successful transformation is a tough task. It takes skill and courage on behalf of the change agents in charge. More often than not, however, the journey leads to a pretty undesirable destination where the organization assumes they have succeeded with the job while in fact they got hopelessly stuck, unable to achieve any… Read More »