I apologize in advance for having illustrated these articles with three markers and a bunch of rocks. At the beach with your family, you use what you have.

This article is the third in a series of three. Feel free to read them together, separately, or skip to the TL;DR summary at the end of each.

Cost and compliance at scale

At one company I worked at, we once had a genuinely impactful role that I was lucky enough to hold for almost three years. We called it a “Product Manager,” but if you know modern frameworks, you wouldn’t recognize it. Instead of owning the user-experience or have any kind of engineering input, I owned a domain of products as part Enterprise Architect and part budget-accountable.

In other words, I didn’t just own…

I apologize in advance for having illustrated these articles with three markers and a bunch of rocks. At the beach with your family, you use what you have.

This article is the second in a series of three. Feel free to read them together, separately, or skip to the TL;DR summary at the end of each.

Innovation at scale

Digital disruption is real, and enterprises need to innovate to survive. Sure, but as most of us have quickly realized, innovating at scale in a line of business where your revenue is almost entirely based on your ability to run existing core services is a tough job.

On the one hand, building a digital department as a separate unit with a fail-fast culture may be a safe approach from a cost perspective…

I apologize in advance for having illustrated these articles with three markers and a bunch of rocks. At the beach with your family, you use what you have.

Having spent over ten years in the digital trenches of corporate multinationals, and most of those in positions with copious opportunities for having to live with my own decisions, I’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons.

The first and most important one is that there are no cookie-cutter solutions. It may seem enticingly simple at that first presentation where the sparkly-eyed consultant shares his sense-of-urgency and resolution slides. Get a digital team together, drive a startup culture, be agile, start a few Tribes or Circles. …

Anders Munck

Digital innovation and transformation leader

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