Get rid of Clutter

Nothing clutters an older mind like a cluttered user interface, and while AI may reduce the cognitive load associated with navigating complex interfaces it won’t come soon enough for me. Like neurodiverse users, elderly people can face misunderstandings about their cognitive abilities. When ANY user is presented with more information or tasks than they can …

(out of my) Mindful Monday

Work the Problem was about understanding what a management system is and referenced Managed by Morons. This post’s about a new book and why you need to re-think your management system. I just finished Wiring the Winning Organization and it’s definitely worth a read! Since I added a short video clip in Work the Problem …

Work the Problem

I just read Managed by Morons: The Path to a Thriving Organization… reminds me of how important a management system is, and whether most really understand what it is… So, here’s a short clip that hopefully will clear up any confusion about operating models, management systems, and practice frameworks. All closely related, but different.

Don’t miss the forest for the (service) trees

USM’s unambiguous and logically repeatable definition of a service can help limit the confusion around service and request catalogs. We’ll use the service tree as an example. A service tree is a hierarchical representation of the various services provided by an organization or a service provider. It provides a structured view of an organization’s services, …

Mindful Monday: Dirty Jobs

Performing a refresh of your service management system isn’t a dirty job with the Unified Service Management (USM) method, because the painstaking effort of normalizing the dizzying array of service management practice frameworks has been done for you.