The one thing that everyone in IT has learned is to stay away from projects that we just know are going to fail, right? It turns out that over in England, they seem to have forgotten this rule. They decided to do a huge IT project to modernize their health care system and guess what, … Read moreWhat CIOs Can Learn From The Failure Of A British IT Project
A part of a CIO’s job is to let those people who report to him or her know how they are doing. At most companies, this is done once a year during an annual employee review. I’m not sure about you, but have you ever asked yourself if this is the best way to do … Read moreCIOs Need To Forget The Yearly Reviews – Do It Monthly!
It’s time for that IT worker to go. As CIO, one of the most painful decisions that you are ever going to have to make is the decision to terminate an employee. Not only is this a tough call for you to make, if you have any sensitivity at all then you realize that it’s … Read moreThe Wrong Way For A CIO To Fire A Worker
When I’m working with new CIOs I often run into the buddy / boss problem. It’s perfectly understandable that any person newly placed into a CIO position would like to establish a positive relationship with the people in the IT department that they are managing. This is all well and good, but it’s all too … Read more2 Rules For Being A Better CIO Boss
Dr. Jim Anderson has been asked to deliver two speeches at the 16th Annual Pink Conference. The role that Blue Elephant Consulting plays in the IT industry has been recognized as being a thought leader and the organizers of the Pink Conference have asked Dr. Anderson to share some of his insights with the … Read moreDr. Jim Anderson To Speak At 16th Annual Pink Conference
If you really want to become or remain a CIO, the question comes up as to if you need to go on and get an advanced degree. We’ve all heard a great deal about getting an MBA, but would a specialized Master’s degree do just as well? Dr. Anderson looks into exactly what goes into … Read moreVideo: Does A CIO Need To Have An MBA Or Is There Another Way?
If Steve Jobs was still with us, do you think that he might be willing to come and work in your IT department? He was supposed to be a jerk, but man can he bring some innovation to the table. CIOs who want to foster more innovation in their IT departments probably couldn’t get Steve … Read more3 Ways CIOs Can Spark Innovation In Their IT Departments