PPP 404 | How Project Managers Can Move Fast and FIX Things, with Anne Morriss

Total Duration 43:08

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In this episode, Andy interviews author Anne Morris about key concepts from her book Move Fast and Fix Things: The Trusted Leader's Guide to Solving Hard Problems. She emphasizes the importance of building trust and moving fast in change initiatives. Morris introduces the FIX Map, which illustrates the relationship between trust and speed. She also explores the significance of inclusion and the power of storytelling in driving successful change. Additionally, Morris addresses common misconceptions about speed and shares insights on applying Agile principles to change management.


  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:25 Start of Interview
  • 02:44 Discussion on the Phrase 'Move Fast and Break Things'
  • 04:18 Introduction to the FIX Map Model
  • 12:30 The Trust Triangle
  • 15:19 Looking at Change Through Different Eyes
  • 21:10 The Role of Storytelling in Change Initiatives
  • 26:10 Overcoming Skepticism and Maintaining Focus
  • 27:26 The Dangers of Delay and the Need for Action
  • 29:40 The Influence of Agile Principles in Leadership
  • 34:04 The Intersection of Leadership and Parenting
  • 35:57 Andy Comments After the Interview
  • 39:26 Outtakes

Learn More

You can learn more about Anne and her book at AnneAndFrances.com. And catch her TEDx Talk at https://www.ted.com/talks/anne_morriss_5_steps_to_fix_any_problem_at_work.

If you’d like more on this topic, check out my discussion with Anne's co-author Frances Frei in episode 294 where we talk about their book Unleashed.

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