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3 Ways to Get Team Alignment on an EOS Rock Charter

EOS Rocks represent important work for an organization. And since doing the wrong work wastes time and creates frustration, each Rock should be framed by a Rock Charter that defines its why, what, and who. (Here’s a template.) But don’t go it alone. Your EOS Rock Charter will benefit from additional ideas and input. Here are three different ways to review a Rock Charter with your team to gather feedback and ensure alignment. Option...

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Why You Need an EOS Rock Charter for Each Quarterly Rock

If you follow Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) practices like we do, you’ve probably found that — despite your hard work — the execution of your Rocks doesn’t always go smoothly. Deadlines can slip, and the actual results of the work don’t always align with everyone’s expectations. At Atomic, we’ve found that these challenges have almost always been caused by either A) a poor execution plan, or B) no plan at all. An...

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The Responsible Application Audit – A 7-Part Checklist

As developers, we commonly get asked to review codebases for existing software applications. The common thinking is that a skilled developer can simply: “give a look” to the existing codebase, provide an expert opinion on their ability to extend the application, and provide some level of certainty around the costs associated with new functionality. This is a trap. Don’t fall for it. Refuse to “Give it a Look” The “give...

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The Vistage Issue Processing Framework – A New Sales Tool

I recently joined a local Vistage group run by Steve Johandes. Vistage is a peer-to-peer membership organization for CEOs, business owners, and executives of small- to mid-size businesses. Vistage has a powerful issue processing framework that I really enjoy. It’s effective at getting to the root issue of a problem that someone is facing, and it helps identify constructive next steps. Vistage Issue Processing Framework Here’s the...

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Monitoring Past Due AR with Xero and Slack

Monitoring accounts receivable (AR) is something that all companies do. Generally, this is a function of the accounting department. The challenge is: Who is responsible for following up when AR is past due? Atomic’s Approach Like many consultancies, our invoice monitoring is a separate function from our normal project management practices. This separation of concerns makes good sense. The team is responsible for producing exceptional...