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Slides from D. Giard ArcReady presentation 11/25/08. …

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