As an IT leader, it’s up to you to make the consultants you engage successful. If you weren’t serious about their project, why did you sign the contract?
Stories by Bob Lewis
Politics are an inescapable part of most consulting engagements. Just don’t make politics the point.
Consultants aren’t always held in the highest regard. Here are seven of the most pernicious consulting misdeeds in the business.
Keeping your job as CIO is tough, even when you do everything right. Here are seven ways unwary CIOs make their jobs even riskier.
When it comes to setting goals and assessing your progress toward achieving them, be smart about how you use metrics and what you pay attention to. Not SMART.
Optimisation efforts too often fall afoul of an essential principle: To optimise the whole you must sub-optimise the parts.
‘Everything-as-a-service’ doesn’t include every service IT provides, not to mention everything outside IT that can be characterised as-a-service.
Organisational listening — knowing What’s Going On Out There — is leadership’s most poorly understood and undervalued responsibility.
Directing decision-maker-awareness to the right targets is a key skill for CIO success. Investment risks that pit security vs. IT prove the point.