Monthly Archives: Oct 2016

Oct 28

Who Should Start the Digital Transformation? It Is Not Who You Think…

By Mark Geschke | Digital Transformation , Strategic IT Leadership

The term digital transformation is rapidly becoming the Y2K rallying call of our times.

Every business knows they need to do it, yet there is a lot of confusion about what it really is and how to best get started.

In Digital Transformation for Dummies I tried to answer these questions.

Now it is time for the equally important follow-up question of "Who should actually kick-start everything?”

The quick and obvious answer given by most is "the CEO, of course".

Our experiences, however, suggest that the answer is not so clear-cut for many organisations.

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Oct 21

4 Easy Steps to Project Coordination

By Andre Badenhorst | Operational IT Leadership , Tactical IT Leadership

Can you relate with these words: Overwhelmed, Time-constrained, Firefighting, Out of Control, Overworked, Exhausted, Frustrated, Alone, Intimidated?

Are you constantly confronted with limited resources, dragging projects, thrown into the deep end, being on the receiving end of decisions time and time again?

If so, we have quite something for you here. Much more than you would get out of an advanced course in project management. Much less intimidating with easy and practical quick wins that will certainly help you gain more control to get better throughput on important projects that are of real value to your business.

We'll start with the bigger picture and break it down into practical steps. The infographic that comes along with this article will show you where you are at this stage and what next steps you need to do.

We need to step out of firefighting (reactive mode) to focus on things that really matter, such as preparation, planning, prevention, relationship building and personal development (proactive mode).   
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Oct 16

7 Steps to Balance the Business Technology Project Portfolio

By Andre Badenhorst | Operational IT Leadership

There is growing unease amongst the team members. Some of them are not happy at all. The task at hand is becoming highly complex. There's disagreement and over time some projects never get the attention it deserves. Others are held back by resources not being used optimally.

This causes most IT Managers to feel that they have hit the limit with their project coordination attempts.

Our goal here is to continue building on concepts that will help you take your IT management capacity even to a higher level.

Whilst addressing this goal, we'll be introducing a methodology to show you how to balance capacity through effective resource management.

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