Buzzword Bingo Strikes again

I’m sure most of us have heard of “Buzzword Bingo” and some have probably played it a time or too. It’s a fun game that should get people thinking about their communication style…and it appears that Oracle’s PR people should have looked into it prior to releasing their latest press release. Here’s the first paragraph … Read more

IT Human Capital as Competitive Advantage

This is an excerpt of a paper I’ve just completed titled “Information Technology Human Capital as Competitive Advantage”. I’ve provided a brief intro plus the conclusion here. This white paper was the inspiration for the the topics discussed in my previous posts titled “Resource Diversity & Immobility Simplified“, “Competitive Advantage and the Resource Based View … Read more

Competitive Advantage and the Resource Based View of the Firm

As a follow up to my previous post titled Competitive Advantage – The Human Capital Approach, I wanted to take a second to talk a little bit about the Resource Based View of the firm that I mentioned in the previous post. ┬áBefore I continue, if you are interested in this topic, definitely take a … Read more

Service-Oriented Project Management

Until reading Jerry Manas‘ white paper titled “Service Oriented Project Management” (SOPM) I had never heard this term before (have I been hiding under a rock somewhere?). Thanks to The Project Management Podcast for bringing it to my attention. The basic tenant of SOPM is that it adopts philosophies from the professional services and consulting … Read more

Project Failure

I just ran across a post by Michael Krigsman titled “Eight Causes of IT Project Failure”. According to a recent report from the UK National Audit office about IT project failures, the following reasons were cited as the top reasons for failure: Lack of clear link between the project and the organization’s key strategic priorities, … Read more