Dynamic Strategies for Investing in Change

Dynamic Strategies for Investing in Change

Two intensive days of results-driven, realistic and joined-up answers
to today's high-paced world of fragmented change

20-21 November 2019 (14-21h)
Location: Parker Hotel (Diegem)
Presented in English by Chris Potts
Price: 1450 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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 Learning Objectives

What will you learn here ?

Bring your challenges and learning objectives with you! The workshop is about answering as many of them as possible in the time available.

  • Create joined-up outcomes from a diversity of ideas and initiatives..
    The six inter-related ingredients of success at investing in change
  • Use one goals-driven and dynamic Change Portfolio..
    Joined-up investment in ideas, innovations, transformations, waterfall projects, agile releases, and so on
  • Map your Investment Process and Culture, and fix any significant gaps:.
    Speed-to-Outcomes as the momentum for change
  • Transform your enterprise in-sync with the market.
    Why it is essential to invest in your enterprise's structure
  • Grow the impact, value and maturity of all your change-related capabilities.
    The "dream-team" capabilities for driving dynamic and joined-up change

About this course:

Change is accelerating and fragmenting, fast. This workshop is for everyone who needs to have a joined-up view of change: joined-up goals, architectures, requirements, risks, resources and methods. If that's you, then your role is about creating across-the-board outcomes that are more than just the sum of individually-chosen changes.

The acceleration of change is outside-in. Markets transform and customer choices evolve faster than many enterprises are capable of changing, yet slower than others would prefer. Getting out-of-sync with the market, one way or the other, is now more likely than ever and will soon show up in the business results. Speed-to-outcomes is now a defining requirement in choosing the best changes to invest in.

Fragmented change is both a trend and a choice. Global developments, such as digitalization, AI and enterprise agility, are exploding the volume and diversity of ideas to invest in. Meanwhile, people are dividing-up changes – where possible – into small, low-risk and iterative deliveries, worked on by self-governing teams. So, being dynamic at creating co-ordinated outcomes, through diverse and fragmented initiatives, is now at the heart of our excellence at investing in change.

Two days. Eight inter-related workshop sessions. As many of your real-world challenges as we can answer in the time. Starting with what it takes to be excellent at investing in change, and finishing with what you want to do next. We'll explore strategy, culture, process, portfolio, structure and performance. And, conclude the "dream team" capabilities that every enterprise needs today – to create joined-up outcomes, at market-speed, from an increasing diversity of ideas and initiatives.

5 Reasons why you should attend this seminar:

  • Entirely founded on Chris's practical work with leading companies around the world
  • Focused on your real-life challenges and opportunities
  • Independent of any methods, frameworks or tools
  • Interactive workshop format
  • Chris's seminars and workshops regularly receive 10/10 for content and style

Who should attend this course:

This course "Dynamic Strategies for Investing in Change" is a multi-disciplinary workshop, for everyone involved in joined-up change, including:

  • Enterprise Architects
  • Business Architects
  • Senior Business Analysts
  • Change Portfolio Managers and PMO leaders, including those working in Finance and IT
  • Organisational Change Specialists
  • Business Process Designers
  • Consultants specialising in Business Change and Transformation

 Full Programme


13.30h - 14.00h
Registration, coffee/tea and croissants
How to Be Excellent at Investing in Change
  • Having a clear Investment Strategy, using tried-and-tested principles
  • Why some changes work better than others, and some don't work at all
  • The six ingredients of dynamic, efficient and goals-driven change
Culture Cooks-Up, and Eats, the Changes Your Enterprise Invest In
  • Start here: diagnose and map the Investment Culture
  • Your culture's personality, maturity, and impact on results
  • How to fix an underperforming culture
Dinner Buffet
Turning Ideas into Outcomes, at Market-Speed
  • The Investment Process at the heart of your enterprise
  • Using Speed-to-Outcomes to drive momentum and choices
  • Working with multi-speed methods for implementing change
Priority Goals, Dynamic Choices, Efficient Investments
  • The four generations of Change Portfolio
  • From initiatives-driven to goals-driven change, and beyond
  • Prioritise goals, then dynamically invest in the best mix of ideas


13.30h - 14.00h
Welcome, coffee/tea and croissants
Transforming In-Sync with the Market
  • The three inter-related architectures: market, enterprise, business
  • What outcomes you need from transformational changes?
  • Why it's essential to invest in Structural Performance
People Create Outcomes from Change
  • Who is, in reality, driving your Portfolio Performance?
  • Creating shared outcomes from self-governing changes
  • How to manage diverse, and realistic, probabilities of success
Dinner Buffet
Joined-Up Capabilities, for Joined-Up Outcomes
  • How your enterprise achieves more than just the sum of its silos
  • The dream-team capabilities, for driving co-ordinated investments
  • Enterprise Architects + Business Analysts + Change Portfolio Managers
Your Enterprise: What Next?
  • What's already working, what to focus on now
  • The to-do list for tomorrow and beyond: technical, cultural, political?
  • Choosing your results-driven, practical and dynamic interventions
Reflection, Final Q & A
End of this workshop


Chris Potts (Dominic Barrow)
Dominic Barrow

Chris Potts works with people in diverse countries, cultures and industries. Chris helps them to grow their capabilities at investing in change.

As a practitioner, he specialises in short, dynamic and outcomes-driven interventions, delivering breakthrough results in hours or days - for example:

  • Creating an integrated, goals-driven Change Portfolio for a global group based in 35 countries
  • Finding that over 40% of an enterprise's total investment was in changes they did not need
  • Formulating a 3-year strategy for ambitious business growth, by prioritising investment in goals not initiatives
  • Reducing the diversity of a company's changes by 60%, to achieve the portfolio goals with less risk and more focus
  • Redesigning how a GBP 200 million-turnover charity invested efficiently in change

He trains Executives, Enterprise Architects and Designers, Business Analysts and Change Portfolio Managers in how to create joined-up outcomes, collaboratively and at market-speed, from an increasing diversity of ideas and initiatives. Chris is also a professional speaker, delivering keynote speeches, executive briefings, public and private workshops, and university guest lectures. He has also chaired world-leading conferences on Business Change, Transformation, Innovation, and Enterprise Architecture.

Chris is the author of a trilogy of business novels - FruITion, RecrEAtion and DefrICtion - that explore the inter-woven stories of strategy, investing in change, enterprise architecture and portfolio management, through the eyes of three very different people: a CIO, an Enterprise Architect, and a Global Chief Executive. He is also architect of the Enterprise Investment Portfolio Management Method, EIPMM® (www.eipmm.com).

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