The Technology is the Easy Part     How to help your people embrace change    and make technology work   Keith Sheardown A...
 
Innovating Since 1942
Bombardier Today * As at January 31, 2010 Transportation F10 revenues: $10 billion 52% of total revenues Backlog: $27.1 bi...
The Results are in – we suck at implementing technology! <ul><li>Highlights from  CHAOS Summary 2009  report, published by...
<ul><li>“ 24% failed entirely  – they were cancelled prior to completion or delivered and never used” </li></ul>
And The Biggest Loser Is….. Source: “SmartRailroad” LinkedIn Group Survey – August 2010
Seven Ideas to Manage Change Better   <ul><li>Create a guiding coalition </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a sense of urgency </...
Creating the Guiding Coalition <ul><li>Find the right people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The price of admission – a Champion / C...
Creating the Guiding Coalition <ul><li>3. Develop a common goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A goal that has a strong positive de...
Are you inspired? <ul><li>Our goal is to replace our legacy computer system with new technology to  enhance business proce...
<ul><li>“ True urgency focuses on critical issues.  It is driven by the deep determination to win , not anxiety about losi...
<ul><li>Urgency is not about people working late or having lots of meetings.   </li></ul><ul><li>They are simply doing stu...
Sketching the User Experience <ul><li>Two very common myths about designing solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1: That we kno...
<ul><li>Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design   </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Buxton </li></u...
Ask More Questions – Offer Less Suggestions <ul><li>What is the purpose of the technology investment? What is the goal? </...
Ask More Questions – Offer Less Suggestions <ul><li>DO NOT DEFEND  your opinion, ideas, or your solution! </li></ul><ul><l...
Watch them in their “Current State” <ul><li>“ People lie – their actions don’t” </li></ul>Richard Hilleman  Chief Creative...
<ul><li>“ Fail faster – succeed sooner” </li></ul><ul><li>David Kelley </li></ul><ul><li>IDEO </li></ul>You Failed? “You’r...
“ What’s In It For Me?” <ul><li>ENGAGE YOUR PEOPLE! </li></ul><ul><li>Look for “pain points” - walk around, ask tons of qu...
Clearly define your objectives – and make them SMART  <ul><li>Based on the goal and the stakeholder feedback, establish SM...
Your new technology does not have Super Powers! “ But that will be taken care of when the new software gets installed”
Your new technology does not have Super Powers! <ul><li>&quot;The first rule of any technology used in business is that au...
Your new technology does not have Super Powers! <ul><li>“ The second rule is that automation applied to an  inefficient  o...
Throw Away Your Rear View Mirror   <ul><li>Stay focused on your goals and not how you have done things for the past “X” ye...
Top 5 Takeaways   <ul><li>1: Have a clear goal that is well understood – Communicate! </li></ul><ul><li>2: Create a true c...
Additional Resources <ul><li>Leading Change  – John P. Kotter   </li></ul><ul><li>The Goal –  Eli Goldratt   </li></ul><ul...
Thank You Keith Sheardown General Manager – Technology Solutions Bombardier Transportation    647.284.9300
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The Technology is the Easy Part - APTA 2010 Annual Meeting

  1. 1. The Technology is the Easy Part How to help your people embrace change and make technology work Keith Sheardown APTA 2010 Annual Meeting 2010 San Antonio, TX
  2. 3. Innovating Since 1942
  3. 4. Bombardier Today * As at January 31, 2010 Transportation F10 revenues: $10 billion 52% of total revenues Backlog: $27.1 billion Employees: 33,800 Aerospace F10 revenues: $9.4 billion 48% of total revenues Backlog: $16.7 billion Employees: 28,900
  4. 5. The Results are in – we suck at implementing technology! <ul><li>Highlights from CHAOS Summary 2009 report, published by The Standish Group: </li></ul><ul><li>32% of all projects succeeded - delivered on time, on budget, with required features and functions </li></ul><ul><li>44% were challenged - late, over budget, and/or with less than the required features and functions </li></ul><ul><li>24% failed entirely – they were cancelled prior to completion or delivered and never used </li></ul><ul><li>“ This year’s results represent the highest failure rate in over a decade.” </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>“ 24% failed entirely – they were cancelled prior to completion or delivered and never used” </li></ul>
  6. 7. And The Biggest Loser Is….. Source: “SmartRailroad” LinkedIn Group Survey – August 2010
  7. 8. Seven Ideas to Manage Change Better <ul><li>Create a guiding coalition </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a sense of urgency </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sketch” early and sketch often </li></ul><ul><li>“ What’s in it for me?” </li></ul><ul><li>Know what you are trying to accomplish </li></ul><ul><li>Your new technology will not fix all that ails you ! </li></ul><ul><li>Throw away your rear view mirror </li></ul>
  8. 9. Creating the Guiding Coalition <ul><li>Find the right people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The price of admission – a Champion / Catalyst / Change Agent! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well regarded influencers from the lunch room to the Boardroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get the talent that you need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a diverse team – Technology is not owned by I.T. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create trust </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empathy and understanding are a must </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attack misconceptions, rumors and barriers to trust </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Creating the Guiding Coalition <ul><li>3. Develop a common goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A goal that has a strong positive desire attached to it – one that inspires people to do great things </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Are you inspired? <ul><li>Our goal is to replace our legacy computer system with new technology to enhance business processes and reduce our staff size by 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Our Mission: To deploy technologies that will allow our people to do quality work with less effort </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal is simple – to improve On Time Performance through improved reliability management </li></ul><ul><li>We plan to save the earth - Our goal is to increase market share of transit in our community </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>“ True urgency focuses on critical issues. It is driven by the deep determination to win , not anxiety about losing.” </li></ul><ul><li>John P. Kotter </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard Business School </li></ul>Establishing a Sense of Urgency
  12. 13. <ul><li>Urgency is not about people working late or having lots of meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>They are simply doing stuff! </li></ul>“ But We Have a Sense of Urgency – Everyone is Working So Hard”
  13. 14. Sketching the User Experience <ul><li>Two very common myths about designing solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1: That we know what we want at the start of a project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2: That we know enough to start building it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bill Buxton </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Buxton </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sketching is about asking questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prototyping is about offering suggestions </li></ul></ul>Sketching? But I’m Not an Artist!
  15. 16. Ask More Questions – Offer Less Suggestions <ul><li>What is the purpose of the technology investment? What is the goal? </li></ul><ul><li>Continuously ask questions – focus on the people that you are trying to help </li></ul><ul><li>Sketch early and sketch often – rapid, cheap and disposable </li></ul>
  16. 17. Ask More Questions – Offer Less Suggestions <ul><li>DO NOT DEFEND your opinion, ideas, or your solution! </li></ul><ul><li>It is all about creating an environment where they can share their experiences and their suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Time and effort on the front end will prevent disasters on the back end </li></ul>
  17. 18. Watch them in their “Current State” <ul><li>“ People lie – their actions don’t” </li></ul>Richard Hilleman Chief Creative Director - Electronic Arts (EA Sports) ASTD TekExpo – January 2010
  18. 19. <ul><li>“ Fail faster – succeed sooner” </li></ul><ul><li>David Kelley </li></ul><ul><li>IDEO </li></ul>You Failed? “You’re Fired!”
  19. 20. “ What’s In It For Me?” <ul><li>ENGAGE YOUR PEOPLE! </li></ul><ul><li>Look for “pain points” - walk around, ask tons of questions, use video, props and simple simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the question “what’s in it for me?” – the price of admission to creating a sense of urgency </li></ul><ul><li>Define the problems with the “current state” – show them the opportunities with the “future state” </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate as if your life depends on it - your job will! </li></ul>
  20. 21. Clearly define your objectives – and make them SMART <ul><li>Based on the goal and the stakeholder feedback, establish SMART objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Create actions for each objective </li></ul><ul><li>Hold people accountable </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tell your story” </li></ul><ul><li>Retain strong Project Management capabilities – give them the ability to do their job </li></ul><ul><li>Keep score – in a very public way </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate Success….often </li></ul>
  21. 22. Your new technology does not have Super Powers! “ But that will be taken care of when the new software gets installed”
  22. 23. Your new technology does not have Super Powers! <ul><li>&quot;The first rule of any technology used in business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency .” </li></ul>
  23. 24. Your new technology does not have Super Powers! <ul><li>“ The second rule is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency .&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Gates </li></ul>
  24. 25. Throw Away Your Rear View Mirror <ul><li>Stay focused on your goals and not how you have done things for the past “X” years </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your network – attend a User Group, sign up for webinars, do your research </li></ul><ul><li>Hit the road - do site visits to see Best Practices in action </li></ul>DO NOT USE 30 YEAR OLD IDEAS AND PROCESSES WITH YOUR 26 YEAR OLD STAFF AND YOUR BRAND NEW TECHNOLOGY
  25. 26. Top 5 Takeaways <ul><li>1: Have a clear goal that is well understood – Communicate! </li></ul><ul><li>2: Create a true coalition and assemble a talented team </li></ul><ul><li>3: Create a sense of urgency by inspiring people to do great things </li></ul><ul><li>4: Technology is ALL about the User Experience - “Sketch” early and sketch often </li></ul><ul><li>5: Be able to articulate clearly when they ask “What’s in it for me?” </li></ul>
  26. 27. Additional Resources <ul><li>Leading Change – John P. Kotter </li></ul><ul><li>The Goal – Eli Goldratt </li></ul><ul><li>Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design – Bill Buxton </li></ul><ul><li>My Iceberg is Melting – John P. Kotter </li></ul><ul><li>The Ten Faces of Innovation – Tom Kelley </li></ul><ul><li>www.smartrailroad.com </li></ul>
  27. 28. Thank You Keith Sheardown General Manager – Technology Solutions Bombardier Transportation  647.284.9300

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