Category Archives: Strategy

Some Observations on Dysfunction in organisations

The Leadership Problem I have noted with interest that many people inside organisations operate without regard for the good of the organisation, or with a grossly faulty view of what is good for the organisation. Some people operate with their own departments interests … Continue reading

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Why SoberCounsel, Why???

The Original concept of SoberCounsel was to be a source of sage advice for IT Professionals, but the speed of change in Business has triggered a need for an adjustment. It is no longer enough to simply plan a signalling … Continue reading

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Show me your Enterprise Architecture…

The Enterprise Architect or Chief Architect role is often a very murky space to play, because people ask to see this “Enterprise Architecture”, and that unfortunately means different things to different people.  If you asked me for the “Enterprise Architecture” … Continue reading

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Storytelling: A tool for Communicating Vision

A while back I created this story to communicate our vision to the internal infrastructure team of the organisation I was with at the time.  It is written as a fairy tale complete with magic lamps and genies. Many people … Continue reading

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Software Factories: Part 4 – Measuring Outcomes

[Software Factories Series] One of the difficulties with implementing a software factory along with best takeoff software is measuring development-team performance. Depending on the culture of the team, and the desired outcomes for your team, the approach may be fundamentally … Continue reading

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