Certifications in IT – Worth it or not?

My good friend, and partner at CIOEssentials.com,  Gene Delibero asks a few interesting questions in a post titled “Certification: No Guarantee of Competency – But it Can’t Hurt” on CIOE. In this post Gene highlights the pros/cons of IT Certifications and asks these questions: Do you rely on IT certification when hiring? What has your […]

Total CIO – PMO becomes cornerstone of IT executive leadership

Linda Tucci wrote an interesting article on Total CIO titled “PMO becomes cornerstone of IT executive leadership” that got my attention. The title is a great one…and after reading the article, I’m intrigued. The article discusses how Ogilvy & Mather‘s Worldwide CTO Yuri Aguiar is using the Project Management Office (PMO) to drive business and […]

Do it or Don’t….just stop talking about it

I’ve got a few pet peeves.  Linear Thinking is one of them.  Another one is talking about doing something but never doing it. I’m not talking about ‘not following through’ on things.  That’s a performance issue and one that can be addressed with some coaching and basic management skills. What I’m talking about are those […]

Links for November 8 2009

Intuition vs. Data-Driven Decision-Making: Some Rough Ideas by Bob Sutton on Bob Sutton – Work Matters CIO and the Art of Decision Making by Arun Manansingh on A CIO’s Voice Before you can truly talk about Change Management, you have to focus on achieving clear vision by Olivier Blanchard on The BrandBuilder Blog The 5 […]

Stories, Projects & Knowledge Management

Here’s the latest version of my storytelling for knowledge management in projects presentation.  Enjoy! Recorded Presentation via Vimeo: Storytelling, Project Knowledge & Knowledge Management from Eric D Brown on Vimeo. A review of stories, project knowledge and sharing project knowledge using stories. Includes an introduction to to my storytelling model for KM in projects. Don’t […]

The Dangers of Hidden Talent – New CIO Series

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. Do you know the full capabilities of your team? Sure…you know what their resume’s said.  You think you know their backgrounds and their experience…but do you really know your team? […]

Agility and The New CIO

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. Are you agile? I’m not talking about the Agile development methodology…I’m talking about BEING agile.  Are you able to deliver what your organization needs (with less resources)? Build it….or they […]

Project Success and Failure and The New CIO

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. Earlier this week, I listened to an interesting webinar hosted by Michael Krigsman and led by Chris Curran.  The topic of the webinar was the CIO’s role in success or […]

Sitecore Implementation Notes

Image by Frédéric Harper via Flickr I’m coming up on 2 years of working with Sitecore, a .NET Content Management System (see my post titled “Some Thoughts on Sitecore CMS” for previous thoughts on the subject).  These two years have been interesting, challenging and exciting and educational. Since I’ve written about Sitecore in the past, […]

Using Stories to share knowledge

As part of a research project for my doctorate work I’ve been looking at the use of storytelling for knowledge sharing in project teams.  I’ve found the topic extremely interesting and perhaps even something I can find a dissertation topic out of. While looking through my RSS Reader last week I ran across Glenn Whitfield‘s […]