Going Long – A Tale of Two Passions: Business Transformation and Triathlon Training

To the casual observer, when I'm training for triathlons, it may look like I’m just hard at play. However, that is when I do a lot of my deepest thinking and churning of thoughts. (What else are you gonna do with an hour staring at the bottom of a pool?!) One of my streams of thoughts was around some of the training activities I needed to do to prepare for my big triathlon this summer, and that many of the training concepts could also be applied to preparing for and implementing business transformation: What are my goals for this year? What is my current fitness level? Which skill area do I need to improve? Do I have the right equipment? Should I hire a coach this year? How am I going to stay injury-free? How am I going to stay focused on training among family, work, and everyday life?

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Who is Driving the Change Bus?

Many of us spend our days (and weeks and years) working on projects or initiatives, particularly in IT, for various business groups. For reference, let's say a project or initiative is some formal undertaking by an organization to enact change.

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