Everyone’s working on digital transformation projects. Much like ‘big data’ or ‘machine learning’, digital transformation is a phrase that you hear every day across just about every organization. The problem with digital transformation is that its not the end goal….you don’t set a goal of ‘being transformed’ especially when you’re looking at the digital space. … Read more Digital Maturity or Digital Transformation?
I just read Tom Catalini’s “Everybody Knows IT, But They Still Need Help” where he wrote: People know IT now. But they also need help. That’s not necessarily obvious to them, because it can be obscured by their comfort level and experience. It’s obvious to you, though, so don’t be afraid to take a leadership … Read more Helping the Organization
This is a guest post by Elmer Boutin. I read with great interest Eric’s post of January 31, 2012 entitled Do things when you should … not when you have to. I agree with what he wrote, and it really got me going about something I’ve been mulling over in my head for several weeks: … Read more An Educated Client Is a Better Client
Lately, I’ve been having a lot of knee pain. For the last few months, its been constant and regular and seemed to get worse when I would spend a lot of time on my feet. My initial thought was that my years of powerlifting in high school was finally catching up to me and I … Read more Are we treating the symptoms, or the real problem?
Strategy. That one word can send shudders through many folks. That one word has made millions and millions for consulting companies and consultants. Can you answer the question “what’s your strategy?” Can everyone within your organization? If I were to talk to the front-line workers in your organization and ask them “what’s your strategy?”, will … Read more What’s your strategy?
This is a short one….lots going on this week. I got a lot of great feedback on a post I wrote titled “Consultants – Do we need them?“. In that post I argue that consultants are necessary…not a necessary evil mind-you…but a necessity for modern day IT organizations. One of the lines of that struck … Read more Consultants and the CIO