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 … Read more Shadow IT and Information Optimization

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 … Read more Data Driven…or Data Informed?

Flexible tools and platforms for a changing world

In the IT world, we tend to take a single-minded approach to our technology platforms.   We have email systems. We have web systems. We have HR and Finance systems. Many organizations are implementing collaboration tools and social tools in the enterprise.  But…most organizations are implementing these platforms with blinders on without long-term plans for how … Read more Flexible tools and platforms for a changing world

A Social Approach to Knowledge Management in Projects – A White Paper

I recently submitted a paper to be considered for an academic conference on the topic of IT Project Management. The conference uses a double-blind review process to review papers and provide feedback.  In this double blind-review, reviewer’s aren’t provided with author(s) information and author’s aren’t provided information about the reviewers. Good and fair process….and one … Read more A Social Approach to Knowledge Management in Projects – A White Paper

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., … Read more Mining for knowledge in a social word

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. … Read more Mining for Knowledge

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