Rethink the “standards”

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. In the world of IT, we love processes and standards.  We’ve built certifications and standards and processes. For the most part, this is a necessary thing. Without standards, processes and ‘best practices’, it’d be extremely difficult to control what’s going on within an organizations technology realm.  Before I continue…that … Read more Rethink the “standards”

An Educated Client Is a Better Client

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

Watch out for the Gorilla!

I’m currently reading Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (amazon affiliate link). In one of the first few chapters, Dr. Kahneman describes the “invisible gorilla test” popularized by psychologists Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris. The test consists of a team of 3 people dressed in black and a team of 3 people dressed in white … Read more Watch out for the Gorilla!

Are you building an “order taker” or “solution maker” environment?

Dave Brock just published a post that resonated with me. The title of the post – Order Taker or Solution Creator – hits home in the IT world. In the article, Dave describes what he calls ‘order takers’ and ‘solution creators’. The order taker does a good job of working with clients to deliver a widget … Read more Are you building an “order taker” or “solution maker” environment?

Recovering from Outsourcing – A CIO’s Tale

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. In my last post titled Driving transformation with IT starts with transforming IT, I pointed out a nice video on the Enterprise CIO Forum of Canadian Pacific’s CIO Heather Campbell titled describing her work of transforms the Canadian Pacific IT function by focusing on the needs of the business (among other … Read more Recovering from Outsourcing – A CIO’s Tale

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