Change or Die – How to Facilitate Business Process Improvement (Manual) is shipping in print version from Amazon and other fine book sellers. It feels good and has the right girth, not too thick and not too thin. If your organization recognizes opportunities to improve, it also has the right content, built upon a consensual technique of shared development and ownership.
Change or Die provides a life cycle approach on how to facilitate business process improvement within 250 pages of primary text. Both print and electronic editions come with another 100 pages of workshop agendas, tools, and activities. The print edition contains a CD containing with over 100 tables and templates in electronic form. The nominal investment will probably pay for itself within the first hour or two of your perusal.
FAST alumni will recognize some proven tools (eg, Guardian of Change) and some new activities to stimulate group performance. The workshop agendas have been stress tested with other clients and are proven to work.
Our publisher, Productivity Press, represents an imprint of the publishing house, CRC Press that operates as the science and technology book division of the Taylor & Francis Group. Established in 1783 in the United Kingdom, we are fortunate to be associated with one of the longest established publishers in the history or printing. Taylor & Francis Group is now the academic publishing arm of Informa plc.
Maxine Attong (co-author, FAST alumni, resident of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago) may be found around the world signing copies at various conferences. You can’t miss her world-class smile. Terrence Metz (co-author, FAST alumni, lead instructor, and facilitative leadership curriculum developer) may be found elsewhere hosting FAST classes. Either will gladly sign a copy for you and discuss questions you may have about deriving value from our team approach on how to facilitate business process improvement.
Become Part of the Solution—Improve Your Facilitation and Methodology Skills
To help you access facilitation resources, (e.g., templates used in our FAST Professional Facilitation class) go to the Facilitation Training Store https://mgrush.com/shop/. For a nominal fee, you can now access some our favorite tools, including:
▪ PPT Break Timers for $19.99
▪ Quick, five to ten-minute video lessons on critical topics for $29.99
▪ White papers with tested methodology and team-based meeting support for only $9.99
▪ Enterprise Holarchy Poster for conference rooms, used to help resolve arguments
Purchase the book “Change or Die, a Business Process Improvement Manual” for much of the support you might need to lead more effective groups, teams, and meetings.
The FAST curriculum on Professional Facilitation Skills details the responsibilities and dynamics of an effective facilitator and methodologist. Remember, nobody is smarter than everybody, so consult your FAST Facilitator Reference Manual or attend a FAST professional facilitative leadership-training workshop offered around the world. See MGRush for a current schedule — an excellent way to earn 40 PDUs from PMI, CDUs from IIBA, or CEUs.
Do not forget to order Change or Die if you’re working on a business process improvement project. It provides detailed workshop agendas and numerous tools to make your role easier and your team’s performance a lot more effective. We are daring you to embrace the will, wisdom, and activities that amplify a facilitative leader.