We’ve been getting ready to release something exciting and the time has now come.
This week, our friend at NASA, David Meza, an early reader of Domenico Lepore’s book ‘Deming and Goldratt: The Decalogue’, and a brave advocate of systems thinking in a highly siloed organization, mentions in an article that he “wants to tackle questions such as: “Where are our skills? How is our workforce aligned to our work roles?” (See NASA is changing its approach to people analytics ) Also, a post on LinkedIn from Joan Lurie about hierarchies and networks is gaining hundreds of views and comments.
What better preface to our announcement this week?
On May 31st we officially released our online platform, Ess3ntial, with a new website to communicate the ethos, the purpose and the practicality of this unique platform for change. Here, our Founder, Dr. Domenico Lepore, provides some insight into what Ess3ntial is all about and how it can be a game changer for organizations.
The digital side of us: Ess3ntial
“You can’t always get what you want but, if you try, sometimes, you get what you need”…
This is what we needed and now we have it and we are ready to share it with you: from today, Ess3ntial is online.
Ess3ntial addresses a fundamental question: how can we transition from a conventional, silo based, functional hierarchy to a structure that accelerates flow and empowers people to deliver the best possible quality? Or, more pragmatically, how can we engender in a digital tool the principles and the methods underpinned by a Deming-Goldratt based approach to management?
Ess3ntial provides a clear cut answer to the challenges of organizational complexity and provides effective management of all available competencies and how they can work together for a common goal.
Ess3ntial is aimed at all those organizations that are aware that a) rethinking their value chain is imperative to boost competitiveness and b) synchronization of tasks is not about moving colourful rectangles on a (digital) board. Good math and common sense play a pivotal role.
If you have been following our writings over the years, you know that our goal is the Transformation from Silos to Systems and the management that goes with it. Well, Ess3ntial supports just that. And it does so by posing no artificial barriers to its dissemination. For the price of the books that contain the knowledge needed to develop Ess3ntial…. you can start using Ess3ntial. Indeed, the software is no replacement for the knowledge contained in those books; let’s say it is its “digital twin”.
People adroit at the Critical Chain approach will find Ess3ntial exhilarating and the answer to the shortcomings of current software; those that dwell in the lunacy of the prevailing teachings about Project Management will find it daunting. The Transformation, to quote Dr. Deming, “is not for the fainthearted”, and nor is Ess3ntial.
Please do go and visit Ess3ntial. We are confident you won’t be disappointed.