The-Organization.com | Changing the nature of work

Blueprints to digital success

We work at the intersection of organization and digital tech, providing solid technical expertise and process change guidance.

Technical know-how

Our team has decades of tech management, development and systems experience for government, multinational, NGO, SME and start-ups. 

Essential digital practices

We develop your in-house digital management capabilities by facilitating the understanding and adoption of core new ways of working.

 

Digital Discovery

Use your next digital project to lay the foundations for the future. Learn to understand, prioritise and communicate your business requirements in a way that allows digital projects to solve real problems. 

 
 
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Untangle the requirements

The confusion and uncertainty around new digital projects can be crippling. Understanding what is important to capture, what is expensive or what is free and not knowing whether you've missed a vital piece of the puzzle can make it hard to feel confident of your decisions before you've even started. 

Capturing, distilling and communicating your business objectives, the needs of your clients and your technological constraints - in a way that puts you in control, is essential to success. 

You get what you ask for, we help you ask for the right thing

  • Organizational mapping
  • Digital platform mapping
  • Product mapping

Walk the walk, talk the talk

The digital domain is, by it's very nature, uncertain and constantly changing. Successful digital delivery requires that your organization evolve its working practices. 

Knowing what steps to take first, understanding the new language and having confidence in your own abilities will get you off to a good start. 

We work with you to grow your digital capabilities

  • Product management
  • Agile processes
  • Learning to work with developers

 

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Digital Strategy and Consultancy

We work with our partners to provide deep, trusted and practical advice on digital. Bringing together decades of experience working with organizations of every size, at all levels of the digital stack, we guide organizations along the path to digital success.

Solve the right problems

Put yourself, and not the programmers in charge of development. Solve business problems with appropriate tech.

Everything will change

Over the lifespan of any digital platform, almost every component of the system will change: Developers, technology, business, clients, staff. Establish a framework for long-term resilience.

Continuous innovation

Digital projects never finish. Continuous feedback and evolution needs to be supported by the right processes. Take the right steps in organizational digital transformation.
 

Agile decision making

Over the last few decades, software development methodologies have thrown many traditional management practices out the window, and cranked the rest up to 11. No team can be successful in a digital space without a firm grounding in agile principles. 

 

Going round and round again: agile is about iterations

Underneath all the Agile processes, lies one key lesson: clearly identify the problem and solve it in short iterations. In alignment with out fundamental belief that powerful organizations evolve naturally when they have the capabilities required, we focus on the underlying iterative feedback mechanism that makes agile work. 

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The State-maps and road-maps 

The short, iterative focus of agile methodologies requires an equivalent long term approach. Roadmapping and organizational state mapping techniques provide the vision of the landscape that can be explored with agile processes. 

We have 20 years of hands-on agile experience to share. Work with The-Organization to bring your team up to speed. 

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Spiral Dynamics and Teal

The theoretical foundation of our work is informed by integral Spiral Dynamics, a well established model of social development that underpins the idea of the Teal Organization.

In essence, the model identifies a series of layers that exist within an organization, each of which has a specific world view. As an organization evolves, it moves through the layers in a spiral, changing it's operational approach. 

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Full spectrum competency

Next stage, Teal, organizations emerge naturally when they develop capabilities at every level of the spiral. Our approach to assisting our partners on this journey is to work with practical workshops that increase competency at each level. 

We prefer to work in small steps that produce real, tangible benefits, rather than implement any top-down "transformation strategy". 

Digital Product Management

Every organization must be able to operate within the digital realm. The realities of this new environment force us all to adopt ways of working that, just a few years ago, seemed outlandish. 

The technical foundations of next-stage organizations lie effective digital product management. Understanding how to plan, create and evolve digital products provides a very practical driver for broad change within an enterprise.