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The Adoption Curve: an alternative to Stakeholder Mapping?

One of the models I use to describe how individuals react to change is the “Normal Curve” which attempts to categorise types of behaviour seen when change is introduced: This, of course, is a variation on, and alternative way of describing,  the well-known marketing new-product adoption model proposed by Rogers. It tells you that some people … Continue reading

Strange ideas usually associated with mind mapping

Here’s a good slideshare debunking some of the urban myths associated with mindmapping and challenging some of the “rules”. My favourite Mindmapping tool is iThoughts HD and it doesn’t force you to comply with many of the supposed rules.   I’ve written a few posts about Mindmapping: Mindmapping: has its time come? Low tech or high … Continue reading

What is “effective consulting” for IT implementations?

The answer to this interesting question is contained in a Blog post by Chris Haigh of Westbrook International. He asks it with specific reference to implementation of Salesforce.com, the cloud-based CRM solution, but it’s equally applicable to any other IT implementation, or indeed any other consulting project. Chris talks about Ed Schein’s three consulting modes: Consultant = … Continue reading

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