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Edgewater Consulting, formerly known as Edgewater Technology, combines management consulting and technical services to help clients implement transformational projects that provide a high rate of return. Our consultants provide deep expertise in classic management disciplines, such as Operational Excellence, Process and Organizational Assessment and Strategy, and Transition and Implementation Services. In addition, Edgewater offers focused industry expertise for healthcare providers and payers, mid-market manufacturers, and the insurance and hospitality industries.

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Are You an Effective Leader?

July 21, 2014

 

By hgordon2013

Edgewater ConsultingI’m a bit of a history buff and I recently finished reading Jeff Shaara’s new book “The Smoke at Dawn” which focuses on the Civil War battle for Chattanooga.

The book has me thinking about what makes an effective leader. At the beginning of the novel, one general has every advantage, but focuses on the wrong things. While the other general begins at a major disadvantage, focuses on the right things, and ends up winning the battle.

The novel reinforced some core leadership principles that were...

 

By Joanne Wortman

Project methodologies tend to grow dysfunctional as time goes on.  The breadth of their standardization increases until the only person who really knows how to use it is the methodology owner.

Too many templates, too many standards, too many hours required for initial training and training on new templates and standards, and perhaps too many good resources moving on to other employers with a less rigid approach.

To find out if your project management methodology is heading down the wrong path,...

 

Avoiding Agile Anarchy

June 06, 2014

 

By Joanne Wortman

Agile project management

Conventional Agile Methodology Wisdom lists three factors that define an Agile-ready project:

  1. High Uniqueness
  2. High Complexity
  3. Aggressive Deadlines

After using these three parameters to select your first agile project, there is still legwork to be done before sprints are humming along.

Many agile initiatives are announced by fiat with the team structure, sprint length and other basic rules of the road mandated by the Agile Initiative Sponsor. They dive right into development sprints, gathering...