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CIOs – Learn To Fight The Commodity Magnet

March 7, 2011

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Innovation can be understood in a lot of manner. The commodity Magnet Model offers a fantastic framework of understanding to position your innovation efforts according to the company’s culture. Make your choice or embrace the full concept. The full article is available at Beagle Consulting

How To Define A Mandate For Strategic Transformations

December 15, 2010

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Companies today are facing an incredible amount of challenges and need to excel in their transformation process. Prior to any program charter, Enterprises need to establish a proper transformation mandate. The following guidelines might help a leadership team with this endeavor: Clarify in writing what exactly you want to achieve. It is important to state […]

Project Management & The Toyota Way – Part 1 : A Long Term Philosophy

February 16, 2010

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Toyota is as much a state of mind as it is  a car company. Although the competitivity and longivity of Toyota can be explained by the full exploitation of the Total Production System (TPS), the true foundations reside in its culture and the application of 14 management principles. This serie of posts discuss the opportunity […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]