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The CIO as a Digital Orchestra Conductor? ~ Future of CIO

The CIO as a Digital Orchestra Conductor? ~ Future of CIO. Interesting post from Pearl Zhu who likens the role of the CIO to that of an Orchestra Conductor. . . The conductor is attuned to the needs of the listener In the digital music, IT needs to go beyond just playing the background music … Continue reading

It’s an IT Project – Real World Change Stories

Many of you read my article on “Success with IT Change” which identified 9 key things to remember: Ambition – make the change sufficiently ambitious. Project Name – name the project to reflect the business change required. Structured and Coherent Change Program – ensure you have a structured approach, like Kotter or Prosci. Leadership – … Continue reading

The Alignment trap – Real World Change Stories

Many of you read my article on “Success with IT Change” which identified 9 key things to remember: Ambition – make the change sufficiently ambitious. Project Name – name the project to reflect the business change required. Structured and Coherent Change Program – ensure you have a structured approach, like Kotter or Prosci. Leadership – … Continue reading

IT Project Guiding Principles

Over the last 25 years I have been involved in many projects as everything from a junior analyst, to project manager, program manager and in recent years overseeing them as a senior leader. This article is a follow-on to a previous article on Success with IT Projects and tries to build on those thoughts with some … Continue reading

IT Project Success – A CIOs View

Success rates of IT projects are very low, what does it take to be successful? Pearl Zhu in her article “IT project failure: symptoms and reasons” comments that: “In the United States, we spend more than $250 billion each year on IT application development, statistically, 31% of projects will be cancelled before they ever get … Continue reading

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