Organizational Dynamics

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Slides from D. Giard ArcReady presentation 11/25/08.
Examine the dynamic nature of large organizations
Control structures, interrelations between people
How architects, as technical leaders fit into these organizations.

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  • 1. Session 2: Organizational Dynamics
  • 2. David Giard MCTS, MCSD, MCSE, MCDBA Principal Consultant, Sogeti USA www.DavidGiard.com [email_address]
  • 3. Part 1: A Little Systems Theory Part 2: Who’s Got An Agenda? Part 3: Navigational Strategies
  • 4. Part 1: A Little Systems Theory
  • 5. Responsibility Power Authority Influence
  • 6. The Purpose Driven Social System
  • 7. Chaos Theory Point Attractors Cyclic Attractors Strange Attractors
  • 8. Life is like high school
  • 9. Part 2: Who’s Got An Agenda?
  • 10. Who’s Got An Agenda? Everybody’s got an agenda!
  • 11.  
  • 12. Your CEO’s Agenda
  • 13. Economics In One Slide Profit = Revenue - Costs We live in a growth economy.
  • 14. “ I need to grow the company”
  • 15. Your CIO’s Agenda
  • 16. Is the CIO a technologist who understands the business? or a business person who understands technology?
  • 17. “ I need to add value to the business”
  • 18. Your Director’s Agenda
  • 19. “ I need to get the right people working on the right projects”
  • 20. Your Manager’s Agenda
  • 21. “ I need to make sure everyone is happy”
  • 22. Your Coworkers’ Agenda
  • 23. “ We want to work with great people who carry their own weight”
  • 24. Your Agenda
  • 25. “ I need to choose technologies with a future”
  • 26. “ I need to focus on adding business value and project success”
  • 27. Part 3: Strategies for Navigating the Organization
  • 28. Dress +1
  • 29. Learn the art of small talk
  • 30. Learn how to read a room
  • 31. Plug into your company’s information pipeline
  • 32. Seek out a mentor
  • 33. Have a best friend at work
  • 34. Build a network of like-minded people
  • 35. Build coalitions
  • 36. Keep an eye on the sharks
  • 37. Learn the art of public speaking
  • 38. Evangelize
  • 39. Learn to the right way to gripe
  • 40. Be prepared to have the “hard” conversations
  • 41. Always maintain your composure
  • 42. Master the formal political tools Compromise (win-win) Arbitration Escalation
  • 43. Know your boundaries and limitations
  • 44. Be a positive force
  • 45. References Systems Thinking – Gharajedaghi What the CEO Wants You To Know – Charan CIO Wisdom – Lane, et. al. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Covey How to Win Friends & Influence People – Carnegie Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Cialdini Introducing Neuro-Linguistic Programming – O’Conner & Seymour