I’d selected several books to take with me on a recent family vacation at the Florida Gulf coast. I was frankly skeptical about A World Gone Social, by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt, published by Amacom. The social media domain is vast and I was doubtful that any book could really do justice to the […]
InformationWeek just published an excellent article titled “Goodbye IT, Hello Digital Business.” The article presents a compelling case for “Digital Business” as a lens into what the more information and IT-savvy companies are doing. It presents some good case studies from Digital Business leaders in the retail industry. It also presents some interesting statistics on […]
Several of my posts talk about uses of semantic wikis. In fact, my company is largely based upon a semantic wiki platform, called Symcordia™. But the more people I talk to, the more I realize that:
While just about everyone has used Wikipedia as a reference source, few people have ever really thought about what a […]
The term ‘collaboration’ gets thrown about as something inherently valuable and worthwhile – an end in itself, rather than a means to an end. In reality, collaboration in of itself is:
a). Unlikely to happen
b). Unlikely to create anything of value
So Many Collaboration Platforms, So Little Collaboration!
Collaboration platforms are everywhere! Most IT shops have at […]
This is the 3rd and final part of a 3-part post. (See Part 1 here and Part 2 here.) This short series represents the culmination of 5+ years of work for my business partner, Roy Youngman, and me.
A Quick Recap
In Part 1, I discussed the frustration Roy and I felt with the state of management […]
I’ve posted before (many times!) about Business-IT Maturity, and the common “sticking points” that most IT organizations run into around the mid-point between low and high maturity. (See, for example, here, here, and here, or enter “Sticking Point” into the search box.)
Walking Ever Faster Will Not Get You Running!
If, arbitrarily, you pick 3 levels of […]
I’ve been a student of IT organizational culture since I began my management consulting career some 30+ years ago. It’s wrong, of course, to generalize too broadly, but I’ve worked with literally hundreds of large enterprise IT organizations (i.e., IT organizations of 250+ members) and have seen more commonalities than differences. Of course, within any […]
Last week, I posted about The Painful But Rewarding Shift from Documents to Wikis. In the post I shared some of the lessons my partner and I have learned from our experiences helping IT organizations shift to a Wiki approach for creating organizational clarity and getting people in the organization to engage in continuous improvement. […]