Capability Thinking® is an organizational approach to get more from your technology investments.
"Am I satisfied with the performance of my technology investments, or is it time to consider fresh ideas and a new approach?"
"Do I have a documented capability roadmap to achieve my organization's goals and the resources (people, time, and CAPEX-OPEX) to implement it successfully?"
"What are the implications to my business if I maintain the status quo?"
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Organizations must get the bang for the buck from their business change initiatives, including technology projects.
Avoid "Bad" Failure
Some failure is good. Taking risks and betting big breeds innovation and competitive advantage. The challenge is failing fast, systemizing learning, and saving scarce organizational resources before loss aversion creeps in.
Unfortunately, there aren't any easy fixes or silver bullets to fix the project failure dilemma.
Stop Following the Herd
Many organizations repeatedly use the same conventional thinking, organization, behavior, and actions conducive to failure.
Capability Thinking® is a Paradigm Shift
Capability Thinking is an unconventional approach to consistently achieving compelling business outcomes and increased performance and value from business change and technology initiatives.
It delivers differentiating mind, thought, and consciousness to:
Embrace Opportunities that Come with Change
Workforce demographics and technologies are changing, creating new thinking, organization, behavior, and action opportunities to simplify, accelerate, and optimize business outcomes.
Capability Thinking® proposes fundamental changes in how organizations prepare, organize, and execute business change and technology project initiatives.
Avoid Major Transformations
Over time, gaps gradually widen between organization capabilities and market competitive realities. Eventually, significant transformations are spawned to bring capabilities in line with market and customer expectations.
Capability Thinking® helps organizations avoid these major transformations with business capability teams and disciplines that proactively and continuously extend capabilities to stay in front of changing market and customer needs.
Unfortunately, many organizations and teams consistently succumb to conventional thinking and everyday circumstances that trigger project trouble and failure.
"We know why projects fail, we know how to prevent their failure -- so why do they still fail?"
Martin Cobb, Former Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Private and public-sector organizations face increasing challenges in building capabilities with fewer staff, less time, and reduced budgets.
Teams at the intersection of Information Systems (IS) and business may wear multiple hats -- continually jumping from one role to another as priorities change, new projects are approved, and additional work is assigned.
The dilution of focus, confusion, resource variability, and continual misunderstandings described above often result in staff frustration, schedule slippage, budget overruns, and outcomes that fail to meet customer expectations.
Capability Thinking® delivers differentiated thinking, organization, behavior, and action to optimize technology and business improvement ROI.