Terrence Metz, CSM, PSPO, CSPF, is the Managing Director of MG RUSH Facilitation Training and Coaching, the acknowledged leader in structured facilitation training. His FAST Facilitation Best Practices blog features over 300 articles on facilitation skills and tools aimed at helping others lead faster, more productive meetings and workshops that yield higher quality decisions. His clients include Agilists, Scrum teams, program and project managers, senior officers, and the business analyst community among numerous private and public companies and global corporations. As an undergraduate of Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and MBA graduate from NWU’s Kellogg School of Management, his professional experience has focused on process improvement and product development. He continually aspires to make it easier for others to succeed.

Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy: Create Uncontested Market Space

The MGRUSH technique encourages different approaches based on whether your project is seeking incremental gain or requires real breakthrough. Blue Ocean Strategy promotes breakthrough thinking, justified by the higher profits such thinking generates among companies studied by its authors, Kim and Mauborgne.[1] The authors note the failures of companies over the past fifteen to twenty years—since the publishing…

'The Strategy' Compared to 'a Strategic Plan'

‘ The Strategy ‘ Compared to ‘The Strategies’ or, a ‘Strategic Plan’

“The strategy”, much like the term “quality” gets abused and should used very carefully. “The strategy” can be used unambiguously only when used with clear perspective. Be careful to distinguish between the working definitions of “the strategy” compared with “a strategy” (or “the strategies”) and contrasted with “a strategic plan.” To a sharp-listening facilitator, sensitive…