Rogues At DNI Aug 06 Part 1


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This is part 1 of the "RogueCon" presentation the Rogues gave at the Director of National Intelligence Info Sharing Conference in June 06

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  • If we didn’t say it before, welcome to the 1 st Annual RogueCon, which the nice people at IDGA were kind enough to sponsor, even though they probably didn’t know what they were in for when they invited us down here… Oh, and please don’t mention to them that we renamed their conference… we didn’t exactly ask permission…
  • Rogues At DNI Aug 06 Part 1

    1. 1. Welcome to R o gueCon 2006! Sponsored by DNI Dare to Share! Approved for Public Release: distribution unlimited Presented by Dan Ward , Gabe Mounce , and Chris Quaid
    2. 2. R o gue Personality Inventory
    3. 3. <ul><li>When someone starts a meeting by saying “These are the assumptions we may not question and the constraints we must comply with…” do you: </li></ul><ul><li>Take Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Tune Out </li></ul><ul><li>Object </li></ul><ul><li>Object in writing </li></ul><ul><li>Object in rhyme (written or oral) </li></ul><ul><li>Question the assumptions and reject the constraints anyway </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Would you rather: </li></ul><ul><li>Be punished for doing the right thing </li></ul><ul><li>Be rewarded for doing the wrong thing </li></ul><ul><li>Deserve honors and not have them </li></ul><ul><li>Have honors and not deserve them </li></ul><ul><li>Do good things badly </li></ul><ul><li>Do meaningless things well </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Failure is: </li></ul><ul><li>A great learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Usually something to avoid </li></ul><ul><li>Always something to avoid </li></ul><ul><li>Shameful </li></ul><ul><li>Punishable </li></ul><ul><li>Inevitable </li></ul><ul><li>Exciting </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>A Manage Control Predictable Repeatable Ordinary One-size Distinct Black & White Absolute By the book 100% solution Checklist Compel Template Best practice Best-in-class Imitate Stuff In Enforce Science Proscribe Tell Mediocre Success Good </li></ul><ul><li>B Lead Influence Reliable Innovative Heroic One-of-a-kind Fuzzy Black & White & Grey Relative (and absolute) By the seat of your pants 80% solution Guidelines Induce Tailored Practice A-Class-Of-It's-Own Illuminate Draw out Encourage Art Describe Show Excellent Failure Awesome </li></ul>Which list of words appeals most to you?
    7. 7. <ul><li>The phrase “Innovation Without Permission” make you feel: </li></ul><ul><li>Excited </li></ul><ul><li>Bored </li></ul><ul><li>Nervous </li></ul><ul><li>Angry </li></ul><ul><li>Frustrated </li></ul><ul><li>Confused </li></ul><ul><li>Energized </li></ul><ul><li>Nauseated </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>We must emphasize: </li></ul><ul><li>HR </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Milestones </li></ul><ul><li>The law, policies and procedures </li></ul><ul><li>The right, moral, ethical stuff </li></ul>
    9. 9. Pick One: <ul><li>Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Trust, but verify </li></ul><ul><li>Verify, then trust </li></ul><ul><li>Verify </li></ul><ul><li>Dictate, Verify and Control </li></ul>
    10. 10. Scoring <ul><li>If you answered </li></ul><ul><li>x) all of the above or </li></ul><ul><li>y) none of the above </li></ul><ul><li>to any of the above, Congratulations , you’re a Rogue. </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>If you thought this was funny , you’re probably a Rogue . </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>If you learned something, you’re probably a Rogue . </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>If you wrote down all your answers and were expecting to get a real score, you’re probably not a Rogue (yet). </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>If you are now slightly annoyed, you are probably not a Rogue </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>If you left in a huff 5 minutes ago, you’re almost certainly not a Rogue. </li></ul>
    16. 16. R o gue Attributes <ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Bias for Action </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Courage </li></ul><ul><li>Irreverence </li></ul><ul><li>Pure Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Trustiness </li></ul><ul><li>Optimism </li></ul><ul><li>Mission / Vision </li></ul>Willingness To Get The Shaft
    17. 17. The 8.5 Rogue Axioms
    18. 18. WARNING!
    19. 19. <ul><li>Axiom #1: </li></ul><ul><li>Have the mission imperative </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Axiom #2: </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity always </li></ul><ul><li>(always, always, always, always, always, always) </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>Axiom #3: </li></ul><ul><li>Do not expect the rules to help you </li></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>Axiom #4: </li></ul><ul><li>Networking is working </li></ul>
    23. 23. Knock, Knock, Knocking on Newton’s Door
    24. 24. <ul><li>Axiom #5: </li></ul><ul><li>Significant risk is not optional </li></ul>
    25. 25. <ul><li>The risk/reward calculation for program managers today looks too much like this: </li></ul><ul><li>Risk : Public humiliation, cancellation of your program and the end of a promising career. </li></ul><ul><li>Reward : A certificate of appreciation in a handsome plastic frame and an even more impossible assignment next time </li></ul>
    26. 26. <ul><li>We choose to go to the moon. </li></ul><ul><li>We choose to go to the moon in this decade & do the other things, not only because they are easy, but because they are hard…. </li></ul>
    27. 27. We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade & do the other things not only because they are easy but, well, because they aren’t too hard…
    28. 28. <ul><li>Axiom #6: </li></ul><ul><li>Reach Out </li></ul>
    29. 30. <ul><li>Axiom #7: </li></ul><ul><li>Trust People </li></ul><ul><li>(‘nuff said) </li></ul>
    30. 31. The Program Manager's Dilemma
    31. 32. <ul><li>Axiom #8: </li></ul><ul><li>Inform the boss </li></ul>
    32. 33. <ul><li>Axiom #8.5: </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid the no’ers </li></ul>
    33. 34. <ul><li>Never Accept the answer “No” from someone who could not give you a </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yes” in the First place… </li></ul>Oprah
    34. 35. Now, wait a minute…!
    35. 36. <ul><li>If you look at the history of innovation, you’ll see one proven recipe for breakthroughs: </li></ul><ul><li>Take a small, intensely focused team and impose an unreasonable timeframe on it. </li></ul><ul><li>- Alan Naumann, CEO & President Calico Commerce, Inc </li></ul>
    36. 37. <ul><li>F.I.S.T. </li></ul>Tiny Simple Inexpensive Fast
    37. 38. FIST Comic, Defense AT&L Mar/Apr 06
    38. 46. <ul><li>FAST : It’s About Time, Jan/Feb 06 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>INEXPENSIVE : Doing Less With More , Nov/Dec 04 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>SIMPLE : The Simplicity Cycle, Nov/Dec 05 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>TINY : FIST Part 5 , May/Jun 06 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>