I bet your company or organization has a "wish list".
I was recently working with a client who was burdened with the task of figuring out how to clean up her organization's "wish list", which had been growing for years.
After discussing how the wish list "worked" (i.e. it DIDN'T work for anyone), it was obvious that she needed a radical approach for going through and cleaning up the list.
If you've ever been in her shoes, this post is for you. Read More
Are you a CTO/ CIO/ CMO/ CEO looking to implement an "innovation lab" to launch new products or experiment with new ideas in your company?
Maybe you've already implemented this concept within your organization, but it's just not working out the way you had envisioned.
Or maybe, your team is simply too busy working on existing products and projects, and there is just no way to pull them into working on something new anytime before Q3 of 2025.
We want to help. And we know we can.
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In case you haven't seen it in action, the Ball Point Game is a game that allows participants hands-on practice with implementing agile values and principles. The picture above is one I took yesterday, while running an agility training for a team of leaders, managers, and overall impressive group of people yesterday. I can safely say that I've never seen a team organize and figure out a strategy , learn from their experiments, and improve as quickly as this group did. Kudos, team!
Why Businesses Need to Understand Agility Read More
We live in a dynamic, sometimes overwhelming business environment.
Companies compete to be first-to-market, best-to-market, as dynamic as the market, and mostly, to keep up with the market.
Buying patterns are changing, customers want more faster, and technology trends are in and out like fashion.
Now, more than ever, organizations must have a strong focus on purposeful learning in order to be successful. They must become learning organizations. Read More
I know you want me to tell you about the promo code.
First, you have to listen to a little story.
My Personal Agile Transformation
Some people come into your life and change everything. It may start in a subtle way, kind of like that butterfly flapping its wings. One thing leads to another, events just seem to unfold, and the domino effect takes over. Then, before you know it, you're living a different life. Read More
Calendars! Events! And stuff!
It may sound cheesy, but I'm excited to be adding an event calendar to the site. (It means we're doing a lot of fun new stuff, people!) Read More
It's Halloween! (A.k.a Halaween, if you live in my world.)
A perfect opportunity to give stuff away. Or, in other words, give back to the entrepreneurial and tech communities that I so love. (And since we're on the Hala theme, I'm calling it Hala-back Days.)
This year, I'm giving back by giving away my time. Read More
I just got back from a meeting at a local entrepreneurship mentoring group where I totally got my fill of startup adrenaline rush.
I loved it.
My name is Hala, and I'm a startup adrenaline junkie. Read More
You want to know about risk early on in your projects and product development.
You really don't want to be surprised with showstopper issues that show up as you near your launch date.
You mostly want to avoid losing money on project delays, costly fixes and workarounds, or even having to start from scratch.
So then why do you continue to face scenarios where the biggest risks, issues, dependencies, and even requirements frequently get pushed much later in your development cycle than they should? Read More
This Saturday, I gave a talk at an event organized by one of my favorite communities: Utah Geek Events. If you read announcement #3 in my last post, you know my talk was titled "Be a Data Hero and Drive Business Results".
After having made a number of the analytics mistakes I spoke about in the session, I knew I had to find a better way.
So I did. Here's what I learned.. Read More
A few things to announce today, and it feels really good to be able to share!
- The website (www.halasaleh.com) is undergoing a major overhaul, and yes, there will be new blog posts!
- I am launching my new company, 27Sprints. My focus will be to use lean startup and agile product development concepts to help companies and entrepreneurs (you know how I love 'em) strategize, plan, and deliver successful products.