Echo's Blog

Elements of a Strong Echosystem for Organizational Resilience

You’ve heard us say it many times – we believe when looking to solve a problem, you must look far outside the problem at the broader vision of an organization taking all factors into account or as we like to call it the “Echosystem”. In this current climate, where organizations are having to constantly pivot, adapt & problem-solve to sustain & thrive, this concept is more important than ever.  Looking far beyond a project’s lifestyle or scope at the entire ecosystem to achieve long term sustainability. 

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Benefits of a Gemba Kaizen Approach to Project Management

What is Gemba Kaizen and what benefits does this approach have on project management?  

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Rather than Aiming to Minimize Failure - We Maximize Practice to Achieve Success.

   Too many IT projects fail. The reasons projects fail are well documented: lack of communication, lack of scope definition, lack of change management, lack of executive buy-in, lack of resources, and the list goes on.      There are dozens of project and product management methodologies, hundreds of project management systems, and countless tools, tactics, certifications etc….. and yet projects still fail regularly (~20% according to Gartner in 2019).      Traditional/Waterfall and Agile are still the most well-known project management methodologies, but there are many other flavors like Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LEAN, SixSigma, PRINCE2, XP, DevOps and many (many) more.  All are similarly focused on successful delivery of a desirable outcome.  Despite their admirable

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