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Process POV: Who Has the Truth?

by Dave Mccoy  |  December 1, 2009

Gobbling down chow at the Chinese restaurant with one of my sons, and guess what? I get a fortune cookie that says, “Within a year, you will inherit a lot...

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Process-Powered Lies

by Dave Mccoy  |  June 24, 2009

Scenario 1: Attended a kid birthday party at one of those game-pizza-noise places.  Everyone who comes in gets stamped with a UV readable number. Upon leaving, you take only the...

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The Curse of Agility: Politics, Politics, Politics!

by Dave Mccoy  |  April 28, 2009

Gartner defines agility as, "the ability of an organization to sense environmental change and respond efficiently and effectively."  Sounds simple doesn't it?  And who doesn't want to be agile?  Daryl...

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Live By The Rules; Die By The Rules

by Dave Mccoy  |  April 17, 2009

Scenario 1:  Truck marked "Law Enforcement" towing a trailer with no working brake lights.  Stops in front of me and I almost rear-end him. Scenario 2:  Van marked "Police" races...

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Why do We Hate Certain Processes?

by Dave Mccoy  |  March 24, 2009

This past weekend, I willingly participated in one of the most painful processes on the planet - I went looking at new cars.   The weather was warm, my Saturday meeting...

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The Old Rules Don't Apply? Baloney!

by Dave Mccoy  |  March 20, 2009

When we were all rolling in those filthy-rich, blissful days of Internet summer, all around us, people were saying, "The old rules don't apply!"  Bricks-and-mortar are dead, clicks are the...

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Who Designs Your Processes? Howard, Howard and Fine?

by Dave Mccoy  |  March 19, 2009

I'm a card-carrying fan of The Three Stooges.  Yes, I'm male... so we know that my admiration is genetically-wired, but it's still admiration.  Late last night, when I couldn't sleep,...

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BPM Certification: What's it Worth?

by Dave Mccoy  |  March 17, 2009

Today, my wife advanced another major step in her quest to be ordained as a Methodist minister.  The amount of preparatory work for this big day was similar to what...

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BPM Champion: Playing the Game

by Dave Mccoy  |  February 27, 2009

As a kid, I played a mean game of neighborhood softball.  You know the story: 1960s to very early '70s, red mud fields, wooden bats, marginally-stitched softballs, bases made out...

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Real-Time Rule: I Wrote it in 2003, and I'll Reiterate it Now

by Dave Mccoy  |  February 20, 2009

Here's a provocative piece I wrote back in 2003, for our Unconventional Thinking blog. The Emergence of Real-Time Rule: Mind if We Plug in? We Fellows do a lot of...

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