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Creation of Value is a true responsability

March 30, 2009

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Any business leader working in Profit-organization is focused on value creation. However in these difficult times it could be useful to define precisely what it means, and check if we are not loosing sight of the reality. According to several MBA books, creation of value is defined as a positive NPV (Net Present Value). Mainly […]

CIOs, what’s your next job?

March 27, 2009

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I have been wondering for a while, about the future profile of a CIO. If most of the feedback, I received, points out the importance of developing the business sensitivity of  IT leaders there are other areas of growing interest. Amongst them we find social skills and strategic planning. Social skills improvement could represent an […]

IT Governance – why should it be complex?

March 23, 2009

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For several years now “Governance” has been a buzz word, used to point out any deficiency of communication and arbitration of IT investment. I suggest here a simple check list that anyone could use as a foundation to create an IT Governance Handbook. Objectives “IT Governance is the responsibility of executives and the board of […]

Practice of Earned Value Management

March 23, 2009

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Ideal for presentation to senior management, here is a simple explanation of Earned Value Management along with a full case… For Free Enjoy…

“Selling Web 2.0 to IT” : People are smart

March 23, 2009

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In his excellent post “Selling Web 2.0 to IT“, Mike Schaffner identifies several reasons of poor adoption of these technolgies from corporate IT .  Among others “Size” is certainly the one that we witness on a daily basis. Apparently, these small pieces of sofware do not deserve the same attention as our corporate ERP platform. […]

Quotes for thought

March 20, 2009

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CIO, these quotes are for you, enjoyed….. “The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past.” Robertson Davies, “A Voice from the Attic”, 1960 “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) “Technology […]

CIO Inner Voice is on Twitter

March 20, 2009

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