How CIOs Work With Their Board Of Directors

Congratulations CIO – you’ve been asked to make a presentation to your company’s board of directors. Oh, oh. What are you going to have to do in order to make your career move forward due to this opportunity and not screw it up? What Does A Board Of Directors Want From A CIO? First off, … Read moreHow CIOs Work With Their Board Of Directors

Three Big IT Transformation Mistakes That HP Made

If you made three costly IT mistakes would you admit it? I think that most of us would probably say “no” – we’d run and hide our mistakes under a rock somewhere. However, thankfully over at HP they’ve decided to come clean about a few of the mistakes that they’ve made during their multi-year IT … Read moreThree Big IT Transformation Mistakes That HP Made

Alignment 101: How To Do It

Achieving alignment between the business side of the house and IT is one of those things that everyone likes to talk about when they are putting together the goals for the upcoming year, and then nothing ever seems to get done about it. A survey that was done by the consulting firm Bain & Co. … Read moreAlignment 101: How To Do It

Just What Is This “Alignment” Thing?

Once upon a time the Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart said that pornography is hard to define, but “I know it when I see it.” In the world of IT it would appear as though alignment with the business side of the house is a lot like pornography in this sense – it’s hard to … Read moreJust What Is This “Alignment” Thing?

Is IT Alignment Sooo 2008?

Is it possible that the holy grail of IT, getting our act together with the rest of the business, is no longer what we should be working on? A survey that was done by the consulting firm Bain & Co. sure seems to be saying this. Before anyone goes crazy on me, let’s first make … Read moreIs IT Alignment Sooo 2008?

IT Driving Lessons: How To Avoid A Stall

Once upon a time in my career I had a chance to work on a fighter jet program. Talk about your ultimate IT project! During this time I learned a great deal about planes and how they work. I finally realized why during airshows a stunt airplane will often start going very fast and then … Read moreIT Driving Lessons: How To Avoid A Stall