Improving IT Planning in 2010

Just finished reading Chris Curran’s article on titled How to Improve Your IT Planning in 2010 – – Business Technology Leadership.  Good article with some survey results that are very surprising.  A snippet from the article: Diamond’s Digital IQ research, in which we surveyed 451 senior business and IT executives of large companies, … Read more

Decision Speed, Performance and the CIO

Last week I wrote about “Turbulence, IT & The New CIO” and discussed the need to embrace agility and speed in order to address the turbulence that we see in business today.  In order to be agile, I mentioned the OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) model for use in helping keep agility at the front … Read more

Minding the gap between Strategy and Tactics – The New CIO Series

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. I’ve seen many strategic plans for organizations. A few of these plans have sections for Technology Strategy while some don’t mention technology at all.   While these strategic plans are nice … Read more

Strategy, Tactics and Hope

What happens when you create the best strategic plan in the world but don’t have a plan to implement it? Lots of wheel spinning and very little progress. What happens when you have a great implementation plan for a poor strategy? Lots of wheel spinning and very little progress. There are tons of consulting companies … Read more

Links for March 22 2009

Why Ideals are the New Business Models by Umair Haque on The 5 Percent Trick: Finding Passion and Purpose in Life by Albert on Zen Habits Influential Following by Chris Guillebeau on The Art of Nonconformity First, Stop Doing Harm by Andrew McAfee The Problem with B-Schools is the Problem with Business by Charles … Read more

Leadership and Organizational Change

Recently, while reading a book on Organizational Change and Project Management, I noticed a disturbing pattern. The book I was reading discusses the creation of a central project office to manage all projects within organizations (note…it is not the book I reviewed here) and looked interesting when I saw it at the local half-price book … Read more