Mindful Monday: Wisdom Welcomes a Gift Horse

As knowledge becomes commercialized remember experience is the best teacher, but wisdom welcomes a gift horse. USM is field-tested and supported by a non-profit foundation. My initial curiosity about USM was when I heard that it included a non-redundant process model with 5 processes and a simple set of 8 workflows that serve as templates …

Mindful Monday: Thanks for listening

While I’m looking forward to the USM Foundation class on the 30th and the FREE workshop on December 6th, (still some open seats!) this morning I just want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I’ve never owned a dog, and Cavin (the dog in this picture) is my neighbor’s dog.  I’ve been walking him twice …

The BIG impact of small Changes

Subscribe to the Rolling Uphill blog Enterprise documentation changes with people, process, and technology. This increases the complexity of administering documentation. USM provides a simple, standardized structure for administering complex organizational routines. The organizational resources (people, process, technology) are the ‘machinery’ of an enterprise, and only work optimally together if that machine is well oiled. …

Mindful Monday: Thinking before doing is not nothing

With IT burn-out rampant, tracking work motivated by increases in productivity is not working. Making work visible forces either good or bad decision-making. Remember, happy employees are more productive.

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