1 comment on “Sharing: my framework for agile digitalisation & organisational development. Please challenge it!”

Sharing: my framework for agile digitalisation & organisational development. Please challenge it!

I’ve decided to put it in writing and out in the open: my personal checklist for digitalisation projects and programs.

Digital Sherpa Initiation Checklist

I am doing this for three reasons:

  1. to share my experience
  2. to seek your feedback
  3. to establish new relationships

I believe in sharing experience

In almost two decades in various industries and types of business, I’ve come across a pretty consistent pattern of challenges for digitalisation projects. There have been some differences from client to client, but more often than not, the same root cause had prevented previous success or was getting in the way of the newly initiated project.

This checklist is basically the deep dive into my previous article on “wittingly cutting corners”, that I published on Simply Communicate in 2018. It’s what I was referring to as the framework that puts an agile initiative (project or program) on a strong foundation.

Sharing this will hopefully get me some insight into what people think about my point of view and how my experience compares to that of others out there.

I’m always excited about feedback & exchange

What I’m sharing is my subjective experience. The best way to make sure that I’m on the right track is to find people who are willing to challenge my thoughts or complement them with their own. Through this, I want to add a little more objectivity to my point of view and increase the value that I can add to my client’s endeavours.

To everyone’s surprise, I’m keen on winning new clients

First of all, it still humbles me how many people have decided to support my new freelance adventure. They have put their personal trust in me, and for that I am very grateful.

After one year, I’ve decided to investigate the options of building entirely new relationships and “actively market” the Sherpa. So this is my first step in that direction.

Call-to-action…

If you like what I’ve shared today, and especially if you think I might have hit a nerve in your organisation, please get in touch.  Put me to the test and see if I can bring something to your team, something that makes the climb to the digital summit more pleasant.

0 comments on “My interview with WYZE on “the state of digitalisation projects” (German/English)”

My interview with WYZE on “the state of digitalisation projects” (German/English)

WYZE Projects* recently conducted an interview with me to discuss my personal view on the current state of digitalisation projects. We talked about

  • The reason, why some digitalisation initiatives struggle to keep traction
  • The difference of digitalisation to classic business process initiatives
  • Where to find “digital leadership” within organisations

The interview was conducted in German. Click here for the German (native) and English (translation) version of the interview.


 

* WYZE is a consultancy for for particularly demanding and knowledge-intensive topics in the fields of transformation, change, positioning, and marketing. 

0 comments on “Product #2: Explore inspiration. Connect insight. Apply knowledge. Learn together.”

Product #2: Explore inspiration. Connect insight. Apply knowledge. Learn together.

Quite some time ago, my wife and I began listening to the same podcasts or reading the same books. The conversations we share about much of this content are passionate and lively. Hearing each others take on the same subjects has helped us grow and deepen our understanding of not only these topics, business models and methodology but also of each other. This process has led to hours of debate, thinking and an enrichment of personal insight. Car journeys now go by in a heart beat.

I decided to share this experience with everyone who’s interested…

The Knowledge Elevation Journey

The Knowledge Elevation Journey helps you to break down silos and introduce insight from external sources to your own organisation. It’s about finding the right content, understanding its relevance, and applying new knowledge to the business challenge at hand.

The result: a common foundation for making well informed decisions.

Read more here…

2 comments on “I am now a Freelance Coach & Consultant”

I am now a Freelance Coach & Consultant

I have toyed with this idea on more than one occasion. Encouraged by my network and my family, I’ve now taken the plunge into self employment and am a “gun for hire” for clients that could benefit from a “Digital Sherpa”.

On my re-worked website you will find information on what I can offer you, your people and your business. Please get in touch with me via the contact form, Xing, LinkedIn or Twitter if you want to know more.

In a nutshell I will be offering the following services:

Alignment of teams & digital initiatives

  • Strategic framework & “true North” for a project or program
  • Scoping & specification of a project/program (charter, plan, sourcing, roadmap)
  • Program & work stream design

(Read more)

Continuous team coaching

Support of project, management & leadership teams in keeping a complex program on track and implementing change.

(Read more)

Workshop Design

Development, design & facilitation of engaging, concrete and creative workshops for

  • Team building & alignment
  • (Business) requirements engineering
  • Change implementation & ambassador acquisition
  • Prioritisation & roadmap design

(Read more)

Inspirational talks

Well…some of you know that I love being on stage to inspire people and share my thoughts and ideas. I am happy to do this at conferences or in corporate environments to drive internal evangelism for change, digitalisation & the new ways of working.

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I’ve even put together a more specific offering along a process of “Building the Base Camp” for a digital journey.

The following illustration shows where I connect to your digital initiatives & teams:

DigitalSerpa_Offering

(Click image for a larger version)

So…Hire me as your Digital Sherpa today. Limited supplies only ;o)

0 comments on “A little bit of #SelfPromotion… The Digital Workplace Gold Dust is available; #digitalworkplace #GoldDust #socbiz #e20 #enterprise20”

A little bit of #SelfPromotion… The Digital Workplace Gold Dust is available; #digitalworkplace #GoldDust #socbiz #e20 #enterprise20

I’ve been careful with promoting business related stuff on my personal blog. I will make an exception in this case because I have finally succeeded in collecting my past year’s experience in one place: the Digital Workplace Gold Dust. And I am proud of it (*BAM there, I said it)

It’s the follow up of Infocentric’s Digital Workplace Report and focuses on a fully practice based angle on the subject of Advanced Intranets and Digital Workplaces. It’s full of models, conceptual perspectives and references that I and we have used frequently and refined over the past years. I didn’t do this completely by myself of course. A lot of inspiration and input comes from my work for clients, the collaboration with valued colleagues and companions in the field.

Digital Workplace Gold Dust

Maybe you would enjoy the read 🙂 You can request a copy of the Digital Workplace Gold Dust on Infocentric’s website

2 comments on “personal note; excited to announce that I’ve joined @infocentric research ag to lead principal consulting & research #timeforchange”

personal note; excited to announce that I’ve joined @infocentric research ag to lead principal consulting & research #timeforchange

It’s time for personal change.

I’ve decided to leave the world of large corporations behind and join the thriving and passionate team of Infocentric Research AG (Baden, Switzerland). As a proud member of their ET I will be leading their principal consulting and research practice and drive Infocentric’s internationalisation efforts.

The team at Infocentric has an exceptional perspective on all things digital. They are true believers in the power of information logistics and the transformation of businesses to unleash the potential of their digital channels.

I strongly recommend a look at their report on the Digital Workplace

One essential aspect for this move is the opportunity to apply my experience in digital communications again. In addition to my work in the field of social business and enterprise 2.0 I will support companies in orchestrating their digital footprint. As part of a team of true experts I will help companies to improve individual and collaborative business productivity as a solid foundation for digitalising external relationships.

If you want to know more don’t hesitate me to contact me via Twitter @for_desire_it or email: prosenthal (at) infocentricresearch.com.

2 comments on “artikel im #wissensmanagement magazin; quo vadis #wissensarbeit (German); #socbiz #socialbusiness #enterprise20”

artikel im #wissensmanagement magazin; quo vadis #wissensarbeit (German); #socbiz #socialbusiness #enterprise20


Social Business

Quo vadis Wissensarbeit?

von Philipp Rosenthal

Wissensmanagement 3.2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, Software as a Service – die Liste von Begriffen, die die Arbeitswelt revolutionieren, ließe sich noch lange fortsetzen. Einige gehören bereits zum Büro-Alltag, andere verschwinden wieder. Das derzeit viel diskutierte Thema „Enterprise 2.0“ oder „Social Business“ steht am Scheideweg. Doch das Arbeiten nach dem Vorbild der sozialen Medien – Teilen, Beteiligen, Mitmachen – ist auf Erfolgskurs.

PDF zum Artikel gibt’s hier

Erschienen in: Wissensmanagement (März 2013) | Büro für Medien (Oliver Lehnert e.K.)

 

 

0 comments on “new (german) #publication on #enterprise20 in #hrperformance magazine; #socbiz #socialbusiness”

new (german) #publication on #enterprise20 in #hrperformance magazine; #socbiz #socialbusiness

HR Performance ClippingEnterprise 2.0 has to be more than conversation and networking.

My latest article in a special interest magazine for HR professionals (in German). I am particularly proud of the contribution of the CIO of an industrial manufacturing company. In their context enterprise 2.0 has to deliver business value straight away. Hype won’t drive anything.

HR Performance 12/12 (Beitrag Philipp Rosenthal)

(Published by Verlagsgruppe Hüthig Jehle Rehm GmbH – DATAKONTEXT – Fachinformationsdienstleister für Personalarbeit, Entgeltabrechnung und Datenschutz in 2012)
0 comments on “new (german) publication on #enterprise20 #socbiz in Marketing Jahrbuch 2013 (CH); jointly with @IntranetMatters”

new (german) publication on #enterprise20 #socbiz in Marketing Jahrbuch 2013 (CH); jointly with @IntranetMatters

My latest publication in the marketing annual for Switzerland (Marketing Jahrbuch 2013, Kömedia). I’ve proudly co-witten this with Stephan Schillerwein, Head of Research at Infocentric Research AG (Baden).

Social Media fängt innen an” (PDF des Artikel im Marketing Jahrbuch 2013, Kömedia)

0 comments on “my latest article in LEAD digital 06_2012 on #socialbusiness (German)”

my latest article in LEAD digital 06_2012 on #socialbusiness (German)

In the June issue of the German LEAD digital (published by the Verlag Werben & Verkaufen, a subsidiary of the Sueddeutsche Verlag) you can find an article on the basics of social business.  The essay contains references to my thinking around the change in leadership, work and collaboration culture as well as the challenges for change management and adaption.

The article was published in German. A link to the PDF can be found here or in the “publications” section of my site.

Special thanks to LEAD digital for the approval to publish this on my website!