CIO Inner Voice – The Top Posts

January 13, 2010

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After 1 year of existence, CIO Inner Voice is publishing its top posts. Thank you for all your encouragements, comments and feedback. (…) THE GREAT PROJECT MANAGER SERIE – Several years ago, I have the chance to read Jim Collins’ book – “Good to Great” (G2G), that has changed the way I was approaching performance […]

The CIO’s Nightmare – Part2 – Rapid Quadrants

January 12, 2010

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The Value of Enterprise Systems – Targeting an improved performance, businesses continue to spend an incredible amount of money and effort to implement large scale Enterprise Systems. But after few years the expected benefits are not always present and the situation is getting worst. CIOs need then not only to justify but also to fix […]

Posted in: Creation of Value

The CIO’s Nightmare – Part 1

January 8, 2010

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The Value of Enterprise Systems – Targeting an improved performance, businesses continue to spend an incredible amount of money and effort to implement large scale Enterprise Systems. But after few years the expected benefits are not always present and the situation is getting worst. CIOs need then not only to justify but also to fix […]

Posted in: Creation of Value

20/20 Foresight: The Origins Of Pattern Based Strategy?

December 15, 2009

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Pattern Based Strategy is the new Gartner’s framework to exploit patterns in the marketplace for competitive advantage. Hugh Courtney in 2001 introduced  “Strategic Evolution Principles” which in essence could represent the foundations of Pattern Based Strategy. The intention of this post is not to dispute the ownership of a concept but rather to point out […]

Posted in: Think Opportunity

Early Watch – Proactive Risk Management

December 4, 2009

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Risk is often approached as a by product of project management, leading to unplanned delays and project overrun. The Risk Waterfall method enables proactive management of risk and define where the true focus of the team should be. The principle is simple; it suggests a time based analysis of a quantitative risk index. Most projects […]

Posted in: Project Management

CIOS – 2010 Predictions That Could Change Your Life…or Not

December 1, 2009

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1 – With the raise of social media and the illimited access to people information, “CIO” will stand for Chief Investigation Officer. Pete Cashmore in October 2009 made social media holding the smoking gun of Privacy and concluded his post by “Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Fitbit and the SenseCam give us a simple choice: participate […]

The Digital Competitive Advantage Of Organizations

November 11, 2009

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Positioning strategically IT within the Enterprise is at the heart of many CIOs concerns. In these turbulent times, it is not uncommon to see  IT relegated to its sole cost element. Conversely, strong signals exist to prepare companies for growth. Here is the opportunity for CIOs to reap the benefits from the situation and identify […]