STARTING JUNE 10th, 2021
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William Ulrich is hosting a new radio show called “The North Star” on Voice America Business channel.
The North Star takes a deep dive into the topic of strategy execution, challenging conventional wisdom for how organizations can achieve their strategic vision. Many strategies are never deployed. The majority of workers don’t understand their organization’s strategies. The majority of executives lack confidence that their strategies will be delivered. Upwards of two-thirds of all projects underdeliver, are late and overbudget, or fail outright. Organizations are failing to deliver on their strategies and this show will explore these challenges and innovative solutions. Any business leader seeking to improve their ability to deliver on priority business strategies will gain insights into setting their north star and how to reach it.
Mr. Ulrich and his guests, which include thought leaders from business and technology fields, explore a variety topics that include strategy setting, innovation, the adaptive enterprise, sense-and-respond organizations, enterprise agility, circular economy, the cognitive enterprise and AI in business, the role of AI in business, enterprise risk management, business architecture in practice, information essentials, rethinking how organizations define and automate work, business-driven IT investments, heritage software solutions, and educating tomorrow’s business leaders in strategy execution.
The North Star airs live every Thursday morning at 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 3 pm GMT on Voice America Business channel. The show is recorded and available on demand. Hope you can tune in or watch on demand recordings.
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Episode 1: June 10th, 2021
Charting a Path to Your North Star Via Strategy Execution
“Business Architecture: The Art and Practice of Business Transformation” William Ulrich, Neil McWhorter, MK Press, 2011.
“One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization”, Dee Hock, Berrett Koehler, 2005.
“Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes”, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton, 2004.
“The Biology of Business: Decoding the Natural Laws of the Enterprise”, John Henry Clippinger III, Jossey Bass, 1999.
“Corporate DNA: Learning from Life”, Ken Baskin, Routledge, 2012.
“Delivering on Your Strategic Vision, website statistical references, 2020.
“Business Architecture Quick Guide”, Business Architecture Guild®, MK Press, 2017.
“9 Mainframe Statistics That May Surprise You”, Christofer Tozzi, April 19 2021.
Episode 2: June 17th, 2021
The Future of Innovation
“From Incremental to Exponential: How Large Companies Can See the Future and Rethink Innovation”, Vivek Wadhwa, Berrett-Koehler, October 2020.
“The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future”, Vivek Wadhwa, Berrett-Koehler, April 2017.
“The Failed Promise of Kenya’s Smart City”, Cary Baraka, Rest of the World, June 2021
Episode 3: June 24th, 2021
The Adaptive Enterprise: Sense-and-Respond Organizations
“Adaptive Enterprise: Creating and Leading Sense-and-Respond Organizations”, Stephan H. Haeckel, Harvard Business School Press, 1999
Episode 4: July 1st, 2021
Transitioning to the Circular Economy
"The Circular Economy: A User's Guide", Walter R. Stahel, Routledge, 2020
“The Performance Economy 2nd Edition”, Walter R. Stahel, Palgrave Macmillian, 2010
“The Circular Economy and Benefits for Society”, Anders Wijkman and Kristian Skånberg, Study report at the request of the Club of Rome with support from MAVA Foundation
Sustainability Through Business Architecture: Part I: Circular Economy Transition Via Business Model Transformation, Traverso/Ulrich, Cutter Update, 2021
Sustainability Through Business Architecture: Part II: Circular Economy Transition Via Business Model Transformation, Traverso/Ulrich, Cutter Update, 2021
Episode 5: July 8th, 2021
Achieving Successful Program Execution: A Research-Based Approach
“Chaos 2020: Beyond Infinity”, Jim Johnson and Evan Sorensen, Standish Group International, 2018
"The Good Sponsor”, Jim Johnson, Standish Group International, 2016
“The Good Mate”, James Johnson and Evan Sorensen, Standish Group International, 2018
Episode 6: July 15th, 2021
Enterprise Risk Management
“Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management’, Sim Segal, (Wiley).
“The State of Risk Oversight: An Overview of Enterprise Risk Management Practices”, AICPA, North Carolina State Poole College of Management
Enterprise Risk Management Articles & Studies, SimErgy
Columbia University ERM Program
“Integrating Security & Risk Management into the Cognitive Enterprise”, William Ulrich, 2020
Episode 7: July 22nd, 2021
Business Architecture in the Real World
"BA Problem Identification - The Foundation for Root Cause Analysis & Issue Resolution", Teresa Garcia-Holm, Business Architecture Innovation Summit, 2021
"Capability Maturity Assessments - From Integration to Strategy and Beyond", Kelley Eckmayer, Business Architecture Innovation Summit, 2020
“Using Business Architecture in Conjunction with BIAN Service Domains to Drive Business Value”, Andrew Semple, Kelley Eckmayer, Thomas Bata, Teresa Holm-Garcia, Business Architecture Guild, 2020
“Business Architecture Quick Guide”, Business Architecture Guild, Meghan-Kiffer Press, 2018.
“Business Architecture Industry Reference Models”, Business Architecture Guild
Episode 8: July 29th, 2021
Reenvisioning How Organizations Define and Automate Work
Mastering the Unpredictable: How Adaptive Case Management Will Revolutionize the Way That Knowledge Workers Get Things Done, Keith D. Swenson, Contributions by Dana Khoyi, et al., Meghan Kiffer, 2010.
Business and Dynamic Change: The Arrival of Business Architecture, Edited by Keith D. Swenson, Multiple Authors, Future Strategies, 2015.
Business Architecture: Setting the Record Straight, Whynde Kuehn and William Ulrich, Chapter 2 extract from Business and Dynamic Change, 2015.
Episode 9: August 5th, 2021
The AI-Powered Enterprise: Is Your Organization Prepared?
The AI-Powered Enterprise: Harness the Power of Ontologies to Make Your Business Smarter, Faster, and More Profitable, Seth Earley, LifeTree Media, 2020
There Is No AI Without IA, Seth Earley, IT Pro May/June 2016
The Missing Ingredient to Digital Transformation: Scaling Knowledge Communities and Processes, Seth Earley, CustomerThink, June 22, 2021
The Role of Business Architecture in Defining Data Architecture, William Ulrich, Cutter Consortium Executive Update, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2021
Episode 10: August 12th, 2021
Business-Driven Software Design
How Things Work: The Computer Science Edition, CRC Press, Charles F. Bowman, August 2021
Algorithms and Data Structures: An Approach in C, Charles F. Bowman, Oxford University Press, July 2004
Wisdom of the Gurus, Cambridge University Press/SIGs, Charles F. Bowman, March 1998
Defining the Role of Business Architecture in Software Design, William Ulrich, 2020
Episode 11: August 19th, 2021
Breaking Through the Legacy Systems Strategy Execution Barricade
Short-Term Tactical Approaches to Application Modernization and Rationalization, Part I, Don Estes, March 2011, Cutter Consortium, Business & Enterprise Architecture
Short-Term Tactical Approaches to Application Modernization and Rationalization, Part II: Solutions, Don Estes, March 2011, Cutter Consortium, Business & Enterprise Architecture
Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies, William Ulrich & Philip Newcomb, MK/OMG Press, 2011
Episode 12: August 26th, 2021
Incorporating AI and Cognitive Computing into Business Strategy
Serious Games for Business: Using Gamification to Fully Engage Customers, Employees and Partners
Seeding a Responsible AI Culture
Mitigating the Risks of Intelligent Automation
Operating Model for AI at Scale
Parenting 101 How to Train an AI system to DO GOOD
Best Practices for Insuring AI Algorithms
Proven Concepts on Scaling AI (IBV Study)
Advancing AI Ethics beyond Compliance (IBV Study)
Dealing with the AI data dilemma (IBV Study)
Episode 13: September 2nd, 2021
Episode 14: September 9th, 2021
Improving Corporate Earnings Through Swarm Intelligence
Engage Employees by Actually Listening to Them, James Smith, 2018, Chief Executive
Episode 16: September 23rd, 2021
Mainframe Computers: Dispelling Myths, Getting to the Facts
IBM Z® and Cloud Modernization Center
IBM Z® and IBM LinuxONE at a Glance
Mainframe Dependency In a Digital World, Forrester, September 2021
BMC's 2020 Mainframe Survey Reveals New Strategic Priorities, Database Trends and Applications, Joyce Wells, October 19, 2020