Category: Connected blogs

Launching the Digital Workplace (and where to from here)

Posted: Dec 13, 2018 | By: mark.drechsler - 0 comments

I’ve written a few times about the Digital Workplace project that I’ve been the Product Owner for this year, and it gave me great pleasure to be part of the launch team this week as we rolled out the first phase of our ‘product’ – Trello. But when the tool you’re launching is already freely … Read moreLaunching the Digital Workplace (and where to from here)

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Why AI needs the Humanities (and how tech conferences are getting it wrong)

Posted: Dec 06, 2018 | By: mark.drechsler - 0 comments

I’ve been at my first ‘proper’ IT conference for a while this week, the Digital Government Summit in Perth. The delegates (and vendors) looked like a fairly predictable IT crowd – mostly male, mostly white, mostly middle-aged. In spite of being a perfect demographic fit, I was still one of the odd ones out, and … Read moreWhy AI needs the Humanities (and how tech conferences are getting it wrong)

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The value of design in the blockchain space

Posted: Nov 28, 2018 | By: Diego Mazo - 0 comments

The blockchain space has been developing exponentially in the last few years. It is definitely a hype in our current world: everyone has…Continue reading on Strategic Design Lab »

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Hi Engin! I will test your tool within my research in the combination of design thinking and…

Posted: Nov 13, 2018 | By: Diego Mazo - 0 comments

Hi Engin! I will test your tool within my research in the combination of design thinking and blockchain. I will get back to you with feedback. Thanks for sharing and congrats for your work! lets chat soon to share our insights in this topic.

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The Digital Workplace – solution selling as a catalyst for business change

Posted: Oct 26, 2018 | By: mark.drechsler - 0 comments

Back in August I wrote a post about the Digital Workplace project that I’d been invited to participate in as Product Owner, and I promised I’d share updates along the way. In that post I also mentioned that I wanted us to use a solution selling model as a way to drive adoption across the … Read moreThe Digital Workplace – solution selling as a catalyst for business change

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Applying a startup mindset to internal IT projects

Posted: Sep 19, 2018 | By: mark.drechsler - 0 comments

A few weeks back I wrote a post about the kick off of a Digital Workplace project, encompassing synchronous collaboration (such as live chat), asynchronous collaboration (document sharing/collaboration) and project planning/management. I wrote about two strategies that jumped to mind – using a Solution Selling approach to drive adoption (noting that the tools we’re looking … Read moreApplying a startup mindset to internal IT projects

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The power of the uncomfortable keynote

Posted: Sep 11, 2018 | By: mark.drechsler - 0 comments

I was privileged in the last 48 hours to attend two of the best keynote presentations, actually no, the two best keynote presentations I’ve seen in my twenty years of attending education-related conferences. Three things made them stand out for me: Diversity: Neither of them looked like me, sounded like me, or had grown up … Read moreThe power of the uncomfortable keynote

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Design strategy: the secret to survive in the transformational era.

Posted: Sep 09, 2018 | By: Diego Mazo - 0 comments

Photo by Dmitri Popov on UnsplashDesign is shaping business as ever before. With the irruption of design thinking as a mainstream methodology in 2000s, companies started to pay attention to design and implement this new perspective to solve old unsolve…

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Learning from agribusiness and the value of looking outwards

Posted: Sep 05, 2018 | By: mark.drechsler - 0 comments

In my three years working at Flinders and the seven years before that doing consulting work across a whole bunch of other unis, it has struck me that the Higher Ed sector isn’t always brilliant at ‘looking outwards’. I’ve been guilty of it myself on many occasions – in the face of a problem, the … Read moreLearning from agribusiness and the value of looking outwards

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The IT project governance group – kickstarting Agile behaviour change in a Digital Workplace project

Posted: Aug 30, 2018 | By: mark.drechsler - 0 comments

I scared an Agile coach this week. I’ve recently taken on a project role as Product Owner for an IT project we’re calling the Digital Workplace project, which aims to more effectively leverage several collaboration technologies (such as live chat, document sharing/collaboration and project planning/management) across the professional services teams at the University. Although I’ve … Read moreThe IT project governance group – kickstarting Agile behaviour change in a Digital Workplace project

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