Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 4, Episode 1: Real incidents from the field

*WARNING* These are real incidents from the field and could scare you. A lot! *WARNING* We talk a lot about what could go wrong with Cyber Security and what could be done to prevent it. Let’s have a look at what already happened and what should have been done to prevent it. Just to make [Read more]

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 3: Rethink and act, a Manifesto

With the introduction of Industry 4.0 by the German Government and the designated workgroup, a roadmap was created to introduce Artificial Intelligence, Smart Controls, Smart Automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in combination with Big Data into the manufacturing industries in Germany and beyond. When Siemens AG introduced the Charter of Trust during the 2018 Munich Security [Read more]

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 2: A new strategy for Legacy Risk is needed!

  When you stay informed about new developments in Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, you might easily get the impression that factories are filled with the latest greatest in technology. A short factory tour in most production facilities will remind you immediately that the majority of the active machines and equipment are far from [Read more]

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 1: The Industrial Legacy

Do you know who Big Blue is? Follow the link if you don’t, but most of us will know that IBM is known as Big Blue. Think about that for a while. A nickname for a company that (almost) everyone knows. Some say this is a deliberate marketing strategy, based on the blue logo of IBM. [Read more]

Mind over Matter – The challenges of Leading the transition in LEAN, Agile, Design Thinking

A recent survey of 28 executives and leading managers shows that many organizations which have set out to benefit from the autonomous delivery and execution methods, like LEAN CI/PDCA, Agile and Design Thinking, are still struggling with creating the proper environment and culture, especially in the area of empowerment, but also in true implementation and [Read more]

Mind over Matter – the emotional competence of transition towards agile business models and autonomous implementation

A major challenge when transitioning from the classical controlled project execution models to autonomous project execution like Agile, LEAN PDCA or Design Thinking, is to develop and maintain the proper mindset towards boundaries. The strength of these autonomous methods is the ability to provide rapid go-to-market results combined with continuous improvements based on findings and [Read more]

Autonomous Project Execution – Develop the culture to deliver

Companies large and small have discovered the benefits of autonomous project execution in combination with short go-to-market cycles as seen in Design Thinking, Scrum & Agile and the LEAN continuous improvement concept of PDCA. Dynamic teams of experts and developers are assigned objectives and within the scope of the project, they will explore and deliver [Read more]

Under Cyber Attack!

Last Sunday, August 28th, at 17:53 a Brute Force Attack started against this website and this attack is still ongoing. At this moment, there are 2.538 systems involved in this attack and so far the countermeasures are holding. So let us have a closer look at this attack, see what it means and what we [Read more]

PREVIEW: Cyber Security for Road Warriors

Preview of the upcoming workshop: Cyber Security for Road Warriors Workshop Coach: 35 year experience as Manager, Executive and Coach in a Global environment. Traveling is part of the job. Checking in, checking out, boarding, changing travel plans and dealing with delays are routine. A Professional Road Warrior who places a sign with name of the [Read more]

Change Management

A practical example I use in our Master Classes “Change Management”: When asked by the Steering Committee to lead a project which had already accumulated 1 year delay and was 42% over it’s original budget of 5 million EURO, my first action was to understand what caused this project to go so far off track. [Read more]