Browsing All posts tagged under »Perspective«

The Paradox of Project Management: Mass Producing Vs One Piece Flow

March 9, 2010


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 to […]

CIO Inner Voice – The Top Posts

January 13, 2010


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 […]

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

December 15, 2009


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 […]

Pattern Based Strategy: A new Hype?

November 9, 2009


Pattern Based Strategy is new framework launched by Gartner to pro actively seek, model and adapt to leading indicators that form patterns in the market place. We must admit that Gartner has been very creative lately to create new hype: Cloud computing, Enterprise architecture, and now Pattern based strategy. Beyond the promotion itself, we can […]

How to fight “Business Urban Legends” – Integrate Investment Portfolio to BI

July 6, 2009


Business Urban Legends are everywhere and sit at the heart of each investment decision. Interestingly enough, companies claim their unique needs, culture and business models which make them different from the competition; yet they are prone to follow generic public statements (investment in central ERP has no ROI for instance) in the very heart of […]

CIOs – Manage your S-Curve

May 11, 2009


The S-Curve is the graphical representation of the complex relationship between Performance and level of effort (or investment level). I have highlighted the critical importance of this concept in a previous post: “The Dark Art of IT investment“. Businesses are adapting Organizations, Processes and Technologies (OPT) to deliver superior performance in a specific context. Adapting […]

Integrate IT in the Company Investment Portfolio

April 24, 2009


Information technology alone does not create any value. The quality of its integration as a whole within the Enterprise’s strategy does. Considering the value of individual IT related projects could hinder the optimization of the overall investment allocation. To address this weakness, techniques such as Project Portfolio Management (PPM), have been introduced in IT for […]