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Response Ability

The Language, Structure, and Culture
of the Agile Enterprise

Jacket Words | Preface | Chapter Synopsis | Reviews


Table of Contents


Part One Agility, Response Ability, and Culture 1
Chapter 1: Putting Agility in its Place 3

Basic Concepts
Agility Does Not Come in a Can
Key Concepts and Terms
Getting a Handle on the Issues
Knowledge Is What Fuels Change
Organizing for Change and Complexity
The Handles of Understanding and Action
You Are What You Eat
Moving On
Notes   

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Chapter 2: Change-Enabling Structure and Culture 30

Adaptable Structure
Adaptable Products
Adaptable Processes
Adaptable Practices
RRS Structure
adaptable Culture
Remmele Engineering – Engineered for Response Ability
Structure and Culture in Perspective
Notes     

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Part Two Change Proficiency: The Language of Agile Enterprise 65
Chapter 3: Frameworks for Change Proficiency 67

Change Proficiency in Perspective
Measuring Change Proficiency
Quality of Change
Categorizing Change in a Framework
Proactive Dynamics
Reactive Dynamics
The Language of Change Proficiency
Notes   

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Chapter 4: Response Situation Analysis 109

The Problem with Problems
Establishing Response-Able Design Requirements –
            Four Diverse Examples
Methodology – Defining Problems and Opportunities
            with Response Situation Analysis
Final Notes on the Analysis Process
Conclusion       

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Patrt Three Adaptable Structure: The Enabler of Agile Enterprise 131
Chapter 5: Enabling Response Ability 133

Control in Response-Able Systems
Response-Able Structure
General Principles of Response-Able Systems
Conclusion
Notes   

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Chapter 6: Response-Able Enterprise Systems 161

Who's in charge?
Examples of Response-Able Enterprise Systems
Case Stories as Models
Conclusion
Notes   

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Chapter 7: Systematic Design of Response-Able Systems 188

Systematic Design
A Preliminary Framework/Component Architecture
Conclusion
Notes   

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Chapter 8: Intuitive Design of Response-Able Systems 214

Intuitive Design
Defining the Problem
Encapsulated Implementation
Unique IT Approach Provides Unique Competitive Advantages
Systems Integrity Management
Conclusion
Notes   

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Part Four Knowledge and Culture: The Way of the Agile Enterprise 237
Chapter 9: Waking Up the Enterprise 239

Change Proficiency Maturity Profiles
An Introduction to the Reference Model
Twenty-Four Critical Business Practices – The Reference Model Armature
The Maturity Model
Examples
How and Why to Use Maturity Modeling
Deliverables
Objectives and Teams
Methodology and Technique
A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing – Putting a Hard Edge on Soft Science
Notes   

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Chapter 10: Becoming and Managing the Response-Able Enterprise 276

A Perspective on Knowledge Management
Learning
Organizational Learning
On the Power and Nature of Insight
Local Metaphors – Knowledge Packaged for Diffusion
Realsearch – One Method for
            Building the Response-Able Enterprise
Knowledge Portfolio Management – One Method for
            Managing the Response-Able Enterprise
Conclusion
Notes   

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References 327
Index 335

Jacket Words | Preface | Chapter Synopsis | Reviews


Monthly Features: What's New? | Guest Speaker | Real-Time Chronicles
Other Features: Home | Library | Links | Services | Corp Info | Press
Major Concepts: Realsearch ||| Enterprise Model ||| Maturity Model
                        Knowledge & Agility ||| Agile System Principles
Book: Response Ability - The Language, Structure and Culture of the Agile Enterprise
Book: Value Propositioning - Perception and Misperception in Decision Making

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