Advanced Organizational Performance Techniques (AdOPT) is Now an Authorized Partner of GamingWorks for the Delivery of The Phoenix Project Interactive DevOps Learning Experience
-- The Phoenix Project simulation is an experiential learning opportunity that fosters an understanding of DevOps principles and how those principles can be applied in the real world. --
TUCSON, AZ, October 13, 2016/ -- DevOps is becoming more important as businesses look for ways to achieve a competitive advantage. While best practices relating to DevOps are emerging, it is clear that every organization is unique, every implementation will be different, and that the culture of an organization can make or break the success of DevOps.
Advanced Organizational Performance Techniques (AdOPT) focuses on helping Information Technology and business teams to harness the power of change. By fostering an environment which adapts to change quickly, organizations can achieve a higher level of performance. Over the years, AdOPT has focused on helping organizations adopt and excel in achieving their objectives by customizing various best practices, tools, and techniques and providing advisory services and training relating to the acceptance of change as well as identifying targeted actions to influence organizational culture.
The Phoenix Project simulation is a natural addition to AdOPT's portfolio of service offerings. During this interactive, one day simulation, participants experience situations that mirror the real business world. Projects in trouble, system issues, financial pressures, and new priorities plague the team as they race to provide the technology services required to turn the company around.
The simulation helps to break down the barriers and change resistance that often exists when a new way of working is discussed or initiated. It provides participants with a DevOps experience that becomes a foundational building block for achieving concrete change when they return to the office.
At AdOPT, we are transformation consultants focused on strategy, innovation, process, and culture to increase effectiveness, improve efficiency, and optimize costs.
We’ve all heard the research. Roughly 70% of project fail to achieve the intended return. Approximately 50% of the time this is due to leadership protecting the status quo. Change is hard. Even for leaders, it is difficult.
As leaders, we don’t set out to protect “the way we’ve always done it” but we have habits too. We are used to making decisions using similar criteria or in a certain way. We also have very busy schedules which sometimes affect our decision making as it relates to change. We make choices every day and sometimes we have to weigh the time it may take to deal with an issue one way vs another. We may choose the easier option as we don’t have the time to dedicate to the more difficult path and the results will be similar anyway.
The challenge for leaders is that our staff is looking at our actions. They are evaluating what they are hearing and they are looking to see if actions are aligning with what is being said. They are taking their ques from what is being done versus what is being said. Leaders go through the same change cycle as everybody else. It can take time to fully comprehend the changes taking place and how you should react. While you are going through the change cycle, you are sending signals to our staff about the importance of adopting the changes taking place.
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Yes. It is extra work. The coalition can help and you can grow the coalition over time. It won’t replace you being present but it can lessen the load. Also, consider the organizational consequences of delayed or partial change adoption. Investing time and energy into being visible and fostering a conversation will pay dividends and you may even achieve a greater return from the change than you expected.
Research over the last 15+ years has repeatedly shown that effective leadership is pivotal to the adoption and success of change. Leaders at every level need to effectively engage and take action. It is an investment of time and energy but the returns are well worth it.
At AdOPT, we are transformation consultants focused on strategy, innovation, process, and culture to increase effectiveness, improve efficiency, and optimize costs. Discover how an cultural assessment can help you identify key steps to influence change adoption. Ask us to complete an assessment today and discover how to improve the return on your initiatives. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 520-591-2427.