Author Archives: Peter Boggis

‘Being Digital’ as an Organisational Capability

David Trafford and Peter Boggis argue that if organisations are serious about becoming ‘more digital’, they need to give focus and attention to developing ‘being digital’ as an organisational capability. They describe the seven conditions that need to be in

Operationalising Strategy – Turning Strategic Intent into Operational Reality

David Trafford and Peter Boggis argue that there is often more to operationalising strategy than making structural changes, redesigning processes and training staff. For strategies to be truly successful, leaders need to create the conditions that enable the organisation to

How Business Platforms Pull the Present into the Future

Peter Boggis and David Trafford explore how over the past decade technology-enabled business platforms – the likes of which include Amazon, iTunes and Facebook – have had a significant impact on our personal and professional lives. The thing they all

IS Organisational Capabilities: The Source of Sustained Performance

The advent of new digital technologies – such as social media, mobile, analytics and embedded devices – not only offer the means to digitally transform the way we do business; they present significant challenges for most IS organisations. ‘Being digital’ …

Making Your Strategic Signature Explicit

In this article David Trafford and Peter Boggis propose that the act of strategy development is essentially about deciding where an organisation aims to operate along a small set of strategic axes, where each strategic axis represents a source of

Managing Organisational Capabilities as a Portfolio

In this article David Trafford and Peter Boggis bring together the two powerful ideas of organisational capabilities and portfolio management. They argue that managing organisational capabilities as a portfolio enables leaders to create the conditions that increase the chances of

How Operating Principles Can Make Strategy Meaningful

Peter Boggis and David Trafford argue that the purpose of any strategy is to change an organisation’s trajectory, away from its current default future to one that is judged to be better. Unfortunately most strategies are too complicated, too detailed

Using Organisational Capabilities to Pull the Present into the Future

David Trafford and Peter Boggis argue that organisational capabilities have an important role to play when developing strategy or implementing change. They discuss how existing organisational capabilities can inhibit change by anchoring an organisation to its current trajectory – thereby

The Case for Continual Realignment of the IT Function

All IT organisations are expected to deliver sustained performance. The challenge for IT leaders is to do this in an ever-changing context. Changes in context can happen suddenly – for example following a fundamental shift in business strategy – or …

The Six Core Conditions for Change Success

David Trafford and Peter Boggis argue that one of the reasons for the poor success rate in delivering change is that leaders focus on the wrong future: the one they hope to get rather than the one they’re likely to

 
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