Given our shows on Change Management, you will create an implementation plan that achieves your goal of recession proofing the business.
EPISODE 113: Summary
As we finish week 6 in your journey as the executive of a firm, yours, to recession proof it, the week ends with how to gain the energy, insights, and commitment from the entire company.
As we covered on earlier Friday shows, you are responsible for the outline and rules, they are responsible for details. Today we are looking at 3 key implementation areas: creating a guiding team, creating working teams, and your role in managing the process.
EPISODE 114: Building Your SCRUM Team
This type of team has many names: Guiding Team, Executive Team, Strategic Team, etc. Since we are using the Agile Project Management Process let's use their language - the SCRUM.
The term was lifted from rugby and describes the huddle before the play. Since the word huddle is used for quick Sprint Team meetings, the decision to call the group a SCRUM.
EPISODE 115: Building Your Sprint Teams
Now your strategy team is in place, our focus shifts to the people doing the heavy lifting. Unlike the SCRUM which is permanent for the duration of the project, the members of Sprints are constantly changing based on work load and role.
You have to balance their working on the Sprint with their regular role in the company. However the most significant factor in group selection is subject matter expertise. For this project management method to work it is essential you have the right people on the right task.
EPISODE 116: Managing The Agile Process
Before we get into the mechanics of managing the teams, the bigger issue to solve is which area to work on first. Since the ultimate goal of recession proofing the business is 'managing cash flow', it is our recommendation to make the 1st SCRUM in Finance.
Since Financial Performance is the Result of action taken in Operations, with Customers, and Employees, this analysis will give you insights where to look in the other 3 SCRUMS.
Next Show/Part VII: Tackling the Financials First
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