In my last post, PMO Driving Servant Leadership I discussed how in this age of digital and Agile transformation, we need to evolve the Program Management Office (PMO) into a Servant Leadership model, which in turn raises the PMO in the organization’s value chain.
In our first post in this IoT series, we discussed how to design an Internet of Things (IoT) platform and that it is valuable only if it covers the end-to-end chain, the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. In this second article, Umesh Puranik and I look at using open-source components to build an IoT platform; we describe the logical platform architecture and its components. The following diagram shows this logical architecture.
Autonomy, mastery and purpose … these traits are fundamental to people in an Agile organization and never more than with the transformation to digital we’re seeing today. Therefore, as an Agile Transformation begins and as the entire organization transitions from command and control management styles to servant leadership management approaches, we must look at ways to ensure success by anticipating and proactively addressing what some of the most common roadblocks might be.
That’s right, today is Independence Day in India! 69 years ago today, India achieved its independence from the British, something the US did 169 years prior! In those 69 years, the US and India haven’t always had the smoothest relationship, but in the past 20 years it has grown to one of strength, mutual admiration, friendship and a sense of shared best interest between the world’s largest democracy and its oldest continuing democracy. I’ll be writing more about this relationship, but today, some thoughts on my experience working for Indian companies and Indian leaders.