Browsing All posts tagged under »Thoughts«

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

December 1, 2009


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 […]

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 […]

The Great Project Manager (Part4) – Disciplined Thoughts

June 26, 2009


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 in Project Management. I suggest to share with you my learnings in applying the different concepts raised in this book into the management of Strategic Projects. The 5 key […]

Leading Ideas … About Changes

April 28, 2009


“The acceleration of this phenomenon means that children today ask their grand parents – and soon it will be their parents – what the world was like in their days. This has not always been the case, but we tend to forget it.” Extract from: “Sharing knowledge – Francois Dupuy – 2004” “It is not […]

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 […]

CIOs – Create your “Blue Ocean Strategy”

April 6, 2009


The reason why IT departments might be perceived as cost, could be rooted in the way they act like suppliers: using internal SLAs, launching customer survey, reallocating shared services expenses etc… The market trend shows the irreversible success of outsourcing model versus internal support. CIOs should reconsider their positionning within the Enterprise, and stop competing […]