Project Health Check Review

If you’ve been working on a project with my Services team this year, you may have already experienced a new milestone that we introduced into our project delivery methodology – the “Health Check” review.   I’d like to share some of our thoughts behind introducing this into our methodology from my personal blog.  As with many changes in behaviour, …

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The Information Explosion (and the case for Business Process Integration)

Rollin Ford, Wal-Mart’s CIO, earlier this year stated “Every day I wake up and ask….how can I flow data better, manage data better, analyze data better”. Not surprising when you consider that Wal-Mart processes over 1 million client business transactions every hour and manages databases over 170 times the size of the entire Library of …

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How to Justify Application Modernization to your CFO – Episode 2

In our last episode, our hero (you, of course) was preparing to make an ROI-powered business case for Application Modernization to your CFO.  We covered your current resources, your goals, and steps 1-4 in the process. This episode unveils Step 5 – Conducting a Project Scope. A Project Scope may also be called a Project …

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Redchester is the new capital of Switzerland

I may get berned at the steak by Swiss federalists for spouting hearsay, but I’ve heard some stories that I must share. Those clever Swiss folks learned long ago that being neutral can have considerable political and economic benefits. Why choose sides when you can carve out a profitable niche in the middle? This lesson …

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The Business Challenge of Going Mobile

With the rampant explosion of wireless smart phone devices in the marketplace, it should be no surprise that more and more businesses are delving into the mobile world.  Whether it’s for productivity gains by arming staff with more ready access to data, or from marketing pressure to remain competitive and become more visible and viable …

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