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Category Archives: Newsletters

October 2020 Insights

Virtual Roundtable: AZ Transformation Leader of the Year Finalists.

What does it take to be an effective transformation leader? Follow the discussion on how these executives are leading their organizations through significant transformation and what being a transformational leader is like during a time of uncertainty.

Watch the Roundtable 


MSSBTA Ranked a Top Company to Work For AZ

MSSBTA surveys its employees and holds weekly forums and luncheons to solicit feedback, drive collaboration, and communicate updates about key initiatives and topics that are of interest to employees.

We did it! MSSBTA is proud to be ranked #32 on azcentral Top Company to Work for in Arizona 2020! We recognize our dedicated team who have helped drive successful business outcomes for clients since 1986.

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Charting the Course for Successful Digital Transformation

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Embarking on a new digital transformation journey can often feel like setting out on rough seas in a leaking rowboat. Learn how to confidently embark on your Digital Transformation journey today.

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Business and Technology Transformation Lifecycle Stages

steps in transformation lifecycle

 

Download this free infographic to learn about the 7 stages of a Business and Technology Transformation Lifecycle that are critical to project success!

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MSS Business Transformation Advisory is committed to helping organizations thrive

during uncertain economic times. Contact us directly at Advisory@mssbta.com

or 602-387-2100 to learn more.


MSS Business Transformation Advisory: Accelerating Big Change through Leadership, Governance, and Accountability

September 2020 Insights

Join MSSBTA at the Virtual Arizona Digital Government Summit

MSS Business Transformation Advisory is proud to be a sponsor of the Virtual AZ Digital Government Summit 2020. During the 2-day event, drop by the HUB for a virtual a tour of our booth and meet our team.

Connect with one of our team members directly at 602-387-2100 or Advisory@mssbta.com

Get Registered


Change Readiness Review

Vendor selection

Our Process Readiness review helps you assess the level of pain you have with existing technology or business process and helps you measure your “readiness” and “willingness” to change and to move forward with a new technology or business process.

Free Review


4 Areas to Consider in Business Requirements

Transformational change begins with Leadership

The way we work has changed but have your business requirements? Here are 4 areas to consider as you gather Business Requirements in a virtual work environment

Free download


Build a Business Case that Measures Project Success

Pop in, have a drink, and tell us what you’ve been up to. We’ll catch you up on MSS and introduce you to some new faces on our Leadership Team. It’ll be FUN!

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MSS Business Transformation Advisory is committed to helping organizations thrive
during uncertain economic times. Contact us directly at Advisory@mssbta.com
or 602-387-2100 to learn more.


MSS Business Transformation Advisory: Accelerating Big Change through Leadership, Governance, and Accountability

August 2020 Insights

Boost Your Project Success with Leadership, Governance, and Accountability.

MSSBTA Vice President and GM Keith Latchaw shares his perspective on why applying MSSBTA’s unique transformation oversight strategy to any project or initiative is vital to its success.

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Build a Business Case that Measures Project Success

The Perils of Change Saturation and Steps to Mitigate Your Risk

It’s time to rethink how we measure project success. Almost 50% of transformation projects do not even quantify business benefits and almost 70% of transformation programs deliver less than 50% of their targeted value.

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Business Checklist for Arizona State Agencies

Follow these five steps to lead and manage change during COVID-19 and beyond.

Free download


Build a Business Case that Measures Project Success

business requirements gathering process infographic

According to research, 70% of projects fail due to poor requirements.

Eliciting and clearly documenting requirements is a skill set.

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MSS Business Transformation Advisory is committed to helping organizations thrive
during uncertain economic times. Contact us directly at Advisory@mssbta.com 
or 602-387-2100 to learn more.


MSS Business Transformation Advisory: Accelerating Big Change through Leadership, Governance, and Accountability

MSSBTA April 2020 Insights

What is Your Organization’s WFH Change Management Strategy?

 

Productive employees continue to be the most important factor in the success of your business.
As your organization moves to a remote work from home model, keep in mind this is a
significant environmental change for employees and their work style, even if their roles
on paper don’t change.   Learn more


The Greatest Tool of Transformational Leaders

 

Have you ever had a thought turning in your head but were unable to describe it?
And then someone turns a single phrase and you jump, “That’s it!” This happened to me
on a recent trip to Europe.  Learn more


Checklist for Managing Change During COVID-19

 

Follow these five steps to lead and manage change during COVID-19 and beyond.
Free download


MSS Business Transformation Advisory is committed to helping organizations thrive

during uncertain economic times. Contact us directly at Advisory@mssbta.com 
or 602-387-2100 to learn more.


MSS Business Transformation Advisory:
Accelerating Big Change through Leadership, Governance, and Accountability

MSSBTA Insights — February 2020

Vendor Selection for your Transformation Initiative

Group of business women at a table discussing vendor selection

Is your transformation initiative experiencing delay after delay? Running over budget?
Missing major milestones? Failing to deliver on project requirements?
It may be suffering from poor software selection, the wrong implementation partner,
or lack of project oversight. So, how did this happen?  Read more


The Path to Vendor Selection

group of business people

We all have a love/hate relationship with buying big ticket items – the excitement of having
something new that hopefully solves a problem we are experiencing, against the anxiety
of going through the procurement process. Learn more


FREE Download: Vendor Selection Outline

6 step outline to successful vendor selection

Learn the process of developing a vendor selection strategy for your next transformation
initiative and identifying the right partner to execute against it. Free download


The Evolution of Leadership

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As we discuss what it takes to be a leader in today’s exponentially changing environment, we must also
look at the evolution of leadership.  Read more


Congratulations!

Congratulations

A huge congratulations to our very own Susan Leonardo, Director of HR and Corporate
Administration 
who received this year’s Southwest Alliance for Excellence’s 2020 Leadership Award.
We are so proud of her excellence in leadership and genuine dedication to MSSBTA.  Way to go, Susan!


MSS Business Transformation Advisory: Accelerating Big Change through Leadership, Governance and Accountability.

 

MSSBTA Insights – November 2019

Understanding Employee Passion through Transformational Change

Transformational change begins with Leadership

The emergence of Organizational Change Management as the panacea to achieve success in accomplishing business initiatives, process improvements, and applying newer technologies has created a cottage industry of “change management” consultants, methodologies, and tools.

MSS, being a key player in the implementation of new technology solutions like ERP over the past 3 decades, grew our consulting practice in the 90s and early 2000s rescuing failed ERP projects. Billions of dollars were wasted during that era with blame being directed at software vendors, systems integrators, and customers. Read more


Have a question about Digital Transformation?

Questions about DX

We’re all ears. Send us a note with your specific question and we’ll get back to you with an answer from one of our DX experts. Learn more


MSS supports future leaders of Arizona

Arizona Leadership Academy

MSS is devoted to raising up tomorrow’s leaders through our partnership with Lead AZ, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of young minds to take on leadership challenges in their everyday life. Learn more


MSS Business Transformation: Accelerating Big Change through leadership, governance and accountability.

 

MSSBTA Insights – October 2019

Congratulations Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance, winner of MSS Business Transformation Leader of the Year award!

Winners of 2019 Transformation Leaders of the Year Award

 

Congratulations to Angel MedFlight, selected as the winner of this year’s MSS Business Transformation Leader of the Year Award. Angel MedFlight was selected by MSS Business Transformation in partnership with Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority.

This award honors Andrew Bess and Paul Green, who have achieved significant business success driving positive, transformational change at Angel MedFlight.  Learn more


Watch: Leader of the Year Award Finalist Interviews

Tim Grein President of Walbar

 

Catch up on all the stories from the finalists of the MSS Business Transformation Leadership Award for GCOI. Watch


Podcast: GCOI Finalists give their best advice on #BusinessTransformation

MSS Transformation Day podcast with award finalists

 

Join MSS as we spend time talking with our Transformational Leader award finalists in a panel discussion. Listen


MSS Business Transformation: Accelerating Big Change through leadership, governance, and accountability.

 

MSSBTA Insights – August 2019

Is Your Change Management Building a Building, or Planning a City?

Change Management is like planning a city

Many companies start off capable of responsive change but with growth
become siloed and less agile. At some point, however, realize their position
and begin the long road back to responsiveness.

So, how can an organization move to “Enterprise Level’ maturity, and fast?  Read more


4 Steps to Planning Your Business Transformation Journey

plan your transformation journey

Read the full article here


9 Tenets for achieving Change through ERP Implementation

Get the must-know tenets of achieving change through an ERP implementation.
Download the full infographic

9 tenets of an erp cultural transformation


MSS goes Back-to-School

MSS supports VSUW with backpacks and school supplies for kids

Did you have a favorite lunchbox growing up? We sure did! This month
MSS partnered with Valley of the Sun United Way’s School Supply Drive.
This drive equips thousands of students from low incoming families with the
backpacks and school supplies needed to succeed in school.  Find out ways
you can join the cause by visiting VSUW.org


MSS helps organizations design and deliver real business transformation
by identifying the strategic objectives, identifying the right technology
solutions, identifying operational improvements and driving adoption.

MSSBTA Insights – July 2019

Think your leader deserves to be Leader of the Year? Nominate today.

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards attracts more than 850 attendees each year
for a night of networking, dining and entertainment. This year, MSS Business Transformation will be
presenting the event’s newest accolade, the MSS Business Transformation Leader of the Year Award.  Read more


10 Ways Leaders Can Sabotage Their Own Transformation Programs

The real problem in organizational transformation may come down to the CEO and their capability
to make decisions, embrace those of other leadership, trust others, and the fortitude to hold the course.
Read more


Change Management Infographic

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What are the must-know stages of Change Management? Find out by downloading the
Change Management Maturity Stages infographic.  Get infographic


MSS Supports Furry Friends Who Need Homes

The Arizona Human Society saves the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people.
MSS partnered with this organization to educate employees on the multitude on endangered animals
within the state of Arizona. The best part – these furry friends are up for adoption!
Visit azhumane.org to learn more.


MSS helps organizations design and deliver real business
transformation by identifying the strategic objectives, identifying
the right technology solutions, identifying operational
improvements and driving adoption. 

MSSBTA Insights – June 2019

Why Change Management Isn’t Enough for Digital Transformation

CM for DX

 

How change management should be done for digital transformation.  Learn more


MSS Business Transformation: Our Story

About Us video

 

Learn how MSS played a foundational role in Arizona’s growth.  Watch now


MSS is 100% Change Management Certified!

Congrats grads! Behold our fresh batch of Prosci Certified Change
Management Professionals who learned about the various facets of
Organizational Change Management.


MSS helps organizations design and deliver real business
transformation by identifying the strategic objectives, identifying
the right technology solutions, identifying operational
improvements and driving adoption.