More isn’t always better

More is always better right? More feedback from clients can help you improve your service.  More money can help you build better products and teams. More data can help you make better decisions.  More resolution can make your photos better. More is always better isn’t it? Well. No. More isn’t always better. Seth Godin recently said […]

Drowning in Data, Starved for Information

In his 1982 book Megatrends, John Naisbitt wrote “We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.” While written over 30 years ago, that line is as very true today…but I might change it a bit to match the current state of affairs. Today, we are drowning in data and starved for information. Every organization […]

Shadow IT and Information Optimization

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Following up my Data Disconnect and Shadow IT post from yesterday, I wanted to talk about the 2nd area that is often overlooked when people undertake their own Shadow IT initiatives. In my previous post, I talked about the Data Disconnect. That space where the data in your […]

Data Driven…or Data Informed?

I just finished reading Eric T. Peterson’s post titled The Myth of the “Data-Driven” Business. I don’t talk or write much about ‘data’…mostly because I’ve always taken it for granted as something that was always ‘there’.   If the data I needed wasn’t available in an easy to consume format, I’ve always found a way […]

Mining for knowledge in a social word

Image via Wikipedia Last week I published a post titled Mining for Knowledge where I discussed some of the research that I’ve been doing in my doctorate program. One of the favorite lines from the article, and one that resonated with a few others as well. The line was: …converting tacit (i.e., internal) knowledge to explicit (i.e., […]

Mining for Knowledge

In my doctoral research, I’ve been researching ways to improve knowledge capture and sharing methods, specifically within project teams but the ideas can be dissemenated around the organization. One of the biggest issues I’ve found while working as a consultant is the amount of knowledge that I walk away with after a project is complete. […]

The importance of story

I love a good story. I love to read a good story and I love to create stories…although they may not always be “good.:) In fact, I love a good story so much that I’m researching the topic of stories and storytelling as a mechanism for knowledge capture & transfer within project teams.  See a […]

CIO’s – Are you hearing your team say No?

In a previous article titled “Leading by saying No“, I implore CIO’s to lead their organization by saying ‘no’ whenever necessary. As I said in that article: Saying “no” is a powerful thing. No can mean rejection, disappointment, being wrong, being right and a whole host of things. The one thing it doesn’t mean is […]

Improving Knowledge in Projects

This post is an excerpt of a recent paper titled “Improving Knowledge in Projects.” If you’d like to read the full paper, click here for the PDF version of Improving Knowledge in Projects. In the project management world, a considerable amount of research exists to describe the reasons behind the success or failure of projects […]