EDUCATION AND PLANNING

If Not You, Who?

Whether you’re a visionary changemaker or unsure of the role you play in your organization, modest tools can give you the right framework for asking good questions. Once you’re asking the right questions, we can help you develop a solution. Here are some great places to start developing your skill set.

TOOLS

Great things are built with simple tools.

Let us help you get started building your vision.

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7sm One Hour Project Worksheet

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Updating legacy platforms

WEBINARS AND TRAINING

Expand Your Knowledge Base.

We apply Agile methodologies and startup sensibilities to implement added value in large organizations with existing systems.

Sample webinars include:

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How to build a business case: Determining the true value of a systems project

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Create a pitch deck

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Build the solution

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Avoid common technology traps

Contact us to access webinars and training documents.

Events and Presentations

UPCOMMING:

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources BC & Yukon 2018 Vancouver conference

PAST:

Western Pension & Benefits Council 2018 regional conference

DESK CHAIR TO INNOVATOR: KEY CONCEPTS TO START YOUR STORY

This is where it begins

The Hero’s Journey forms the basic template for all great story development. The journey’ generally involves a call to adventure, outside mentorship, trial and error, victory, and return. It provides a compelling framework for your own personal and professional development when faced with challenging objectives that may require progression beyond your established area of expertise.

So you have this Big Vision…  

An Intrapreneur is an employee of an organization who is given freedom and financial support to create new products, services, systems, etc., and does not have to follow the corporation’s usual routines or protocols. An Intrapreneur is an inside entrepreneur, or an entrepreneur within a business environment, who uses entrepreneurial skills without incurring the risks associated with those activities.

Just as an entrepreneur starts a company as a means of providing a good or service, intrapreneurs seek policies, technologies, and applications that will help increase a company’s productivity. When intrapreneurs work at solving problems, they foster the growth of other talented intrapreneurs and integrate processes for the greater good of the entire company.

How are you going to get there?

Agile Software Development refers to a software development methodology based on iterative development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams. Agile methods or Agile processes generally promote a disciplined project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation, a leadership philosophy that encourages teamwork, self-organization and accountability, a set of engineering best practices intended to allow for rapid delivery of high-quality software, and a business approach that aligns development with customer needs and company goals.

Agile principles can be applied beyond software development as a means to bring efficiency and entrepreneurship to large, traditionally waterfall-project based enterprises.

What it’s worth?

Return on Investment (ROI) is a performance measure, used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or compare the efficiency of , different investments. ROI measures the amount of return on an investment, relative to the investment’s cost. To calculate ROI, the benefit (or return) of an investment is divided by the cost of the investment. The result is expressed as a percentage or a ratio.

The return on investment formula:

ROI  =  (Gain from Investment  –  Cost of Investment)  /  Cost of Investment

What do you need to do to get job done?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.

Data Aggregation is a process in which data is compiled from disparate sources or systems to be expressed in a normalized, predictable format from which contemporary technology tools can be built upon.

Machine Learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn from data and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can access data and use it to learn for themselves. The primary aim is to allow the computers to learn automatically without human intervention or assistance and adjust actions accordingly.

 

Building greatness from simple tools…

Seven Simple Machines refers to the classical simple machines that were defined by Archimedes further refined by Renaissance scientists as elementary “building blocks” of which all more complicated machines are composed. They include the lever, the wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge and screw. Simple machines give engineers tools for solving everyday challenges. Here at 7SM, we adhere to the principle that building on simple tools, we can create complicated and highly effective solutions to your software and data needs.

Within your business, 

Where do you see your calling to initiate change?
Let 7SM help mentor you to be the hero of your vision and story.