Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By June 6, 2017

A weekly roundup of news about, and insights from, our global community of management consultants.

The Role of Culture in Risk Management

Alistair Hodgett flags the importance of understanding the role of culture when developing a risk management strategy.

Teach a Man to Read…

Kevin Terrell and Pam Longfellow, founders of the nonprofit “Start Reading Now” were recently interviewed by the Star Tribune on their new initiative to help kids get on the right track by introducing them to the pleasure of reading.


A Critical Factor in the Shift from Continuous Improvement to Step Change in Product Development

Tim Fisk illustrates the need for putting a functioning capable management system in place when moving to a step change improvement for product development to ensure visibility on performance and problem solving.

Agile and Outsourced QA Testing Tips

Tirrell Payton offers 3 best practices to get the most from your Agile efforts and your outsourced qa testing.



A Key to Creativity

Kaihan Krippendorff extolls the benefits of being alone and takes us back to the original meaning of the word ‘alone’ to give insight into the benefits. Kaihan is the author of four books on business strategy, Outthink the Competition, The Way of Innovation, The Art of the Advantage, and Hide a Dagger Behind a Smile. His books explore the patterns used by great military strategists, and he applies these strategies to current multinational corporations  to understand the key to competitiveness and innovation.


Epic Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Sugath Warnakulasuriya shares valuable lessons learned from a time when he was the co-founding CTO of a startup.



Let’s Not Forget the Limitations of Algorithms

Martin Pergler weighs the pros and cons of entrusting algorithms to make decisions.