Sense Making – discovering Strategies for Leading Change

welcome sense / making it right

I am glad to have you on this site! It is the entrance to a unique source of inspiration and knowledge – targeted towards leaders and open-minded people with an intrinsic motivation to develop new strategies for a fast paced business world.

This site is unique because it is a personal domain, which is not aiming to set or envoke standards, but reflects day to day experiences and feedback, which involves continuously new situations and interesting opinions – predominantly yours. It is constanly growing, it is changing, it is agile.

I am looking foward to have your opinions and ideas and hope you will let me know everytime you find out: yet! it is making sense to me


Meeting your Expectations


Aspects of Success


About me, the Author


All and Nothing to Know


Meet and Learn

meeting your expectations / services

Positive experience is a fundamental driver for individual and organizational change. Intrinsic motivation, which arises from sense making, is a key factor to create creative tension. It pulls all of us towards higher visions. Sense making is the missing link to turn individual visions into shared visions. It makes us collaborate on aspiring actions.

If you want to learn and understand how to improve your impact, create influence that enables you to make your visions come true, this is a source of decent information and ideas. The content on this site is supposed to turn your day to day work into the positive experience, that will drive your change.


Start with Why

Orientation comes from understanding – concepts for facing the challenges of a fast paced world are present, but they do not come true until they are understood.

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Be Inspired

Inspiration requires aspiring challenges and visions – the more compelling the challenge, the more attractive the vision, the bigger is the change you can make.

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Do it

Practice cannot be replaced by theory – knowledge about how to transfer concepts into aspiring actions provides a chance to experience and learn how they work best.

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We design complex systems to come around existing complications. We build organizations that empower individuals to contribute to new success stories, like they have never been seen before. Personalization is moving into the center of our thinking and acting. Why? Because it makes sense to us.Harald Dietrich, Sense Maker

Aspects of Success / Features

Digitalization and the continuous succession of new possibilities are asking for boosted appreciation of existing resources. Functional aspects with its fast paced development of emerging technologies and the immanent need to utilize available resources have to be balanced out.

Individual human skills have become more and more relevant again as produce is gradually decoupled from procedure. Change is a new constant for us and requires adequate forms of organization.

With the ability to follow objectives by maintaining agile procedures and a good understanding of the value of human resources it is possible to face continuous change. The personal, intrinsic motivation of everybody and an establishment of learning organizations are the key to future success.

Five Senses of Modern Companies: Organization, Digitalization, Collaboration, Agility, Personalization

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Expertise / The Author

Experience in the technical and functional domain, understanding what is required and what can be delivered, the mix of two domains has become an important aspect at work. Only from understanding options it is possible to tell about an opportunity and the change to create from it. Technology is to be complemented by humanity to do the job.

The design and implementation of enterprise scale software solutions, the establishment and continuous improvement of agile methods, the work with teams of various experience levels and motivations as well as many locations, and the challenge to design products to fit business and client expectations have formed a rich set of experiences Harald can benefit from today. While he learned that there is not that single answer on every question, today he understands that the priority lies within understanding the questions, why one should be looking for better processes, higher objectives, and satisfaction from collaborative work streams.

Today Harald is working as Product Owner for data driven marketing solutions. Harald works with technology, where he started from as software developer, and the business, where he found the purpose and value of what he has been doing. The planning of resources, a close working relation with teams to improve satisfaction and output, fostering collaboration between departments, considerations regarding infrastructure, and engagement in a common platform vision comprises the concerted handling of the leap between business as seen by management and possibilities as seen by analytics, development, and delivery teams. Harald has learned to think in systems and considers built-in-quality.

Over time Harald has developed a need to understand how things come together and how to bring change by acting instead of telling. This is what he wants to share with you and others.

All and Nothing to Know / Content

Digitalization is offering much more flexible forms of communication and collaboration. But it needs a spark, which sets context and provides an initial frame to get collaboration going.

Blog posts have turned out to be an excellent trigger for ongoing discussions, as they have maintained a wide range of variations. With a good balance of an authors experience, opinion, and believes, they can turn out to be a true source for inspiration. Sometimes blog posts even become primary references as entry point into new topics.

  • Examinations – framing of popular topics and standards with the ambition to foster better understanding about how they work in practice (or not)
  • Compilations – blending ideas from various sources to come up with new aspects worth investigating
  • Reflections – reports on past and recent experiences and conclusions taken
  • Trends & Visions – intellectual games forecasting trends and offering insights into future opportunities
  • Headwords – short posts preserving thoughts and other kinds of notion
  • References – links to other resources of high relevance

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Meet and Learn / Events

Exhibitions, conferences, meetups, and bar camps are a great source of inspiration. Meeting people, listening to their views and ideas, having questions and concerns, and fostering discussions is essential to come up with own opinions and visions. Great events tend to be multipliers of means available to you to form new objectives.

Below you can find a blend of upcoming events where I am attending, contributing, or where I am just interested in.

3 Event(s) Found

March 8, 2017 6:30 pm

Agile Product Roadmaps (Roman Pichler)


Product roadmaps are powerful tools: they paint a rough picture of how a product is likely to grow over time.…

March 13, 2017 6:30 pm - February 13, 2017 9:00 pm

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45. Management 3.0 Stammtisch in München

Valtech GmbH

Hier die Agenda für unseren 45."Management 3.0 Stammtisch in München" ACHTUNG: Bitte unsere neue Location beachten !!!! Ankommen ab 18:30…

September 13, 2017 - September 14, 2017

dmexco 2017


"dmexco is the global business and innovation platform of the digital industry. It enables visitors to experience disruptive trends and…