Category Archives: Management

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Dear IT, Projects are your Children

We love our Children and we want them to grow up right, with good manners and appropriate attitudes towards the difficulties life will throw at them. When they are young we make rules that they don’t necessarily understand but have … Continue reading

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Avoiding Clutter in Systems Management

Software Factories: Part 2 will be coming along on Monday, but for now a change of topic onto Systems Management Out-of-the Box Systems Management Tools There are numerous systems Management tools out there and a lot of corporates own a … Continue reading

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Don’t ride dead horses.

My post “Dismount!” last Friday (goodness it’s already almost a week ago!) left an open question about how you may have found yourself riding a dead horse (in the figurative sense). Now in the context of this blog and on … Continue reading

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Dismount!

I was reminded yesterday of an old American-Indian saying that says when you discover you’re riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount, but a colleague pointed out that there were other options available. So I quickly Googled … Continue reading

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Outsourcing: A symptom of poor Governance!

In their book entitled “IT Governance: How top performers Manage IT decision rights for Superior Results,” Peter Weill and Jeanne Ross list some of the symptoms of poor IT Governance. Notably they cite “Senior Management Sees Outsourcing as a Quick … Continue reading

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