10 years, 3 months ago

All I ask is to consider the impossible …

I was reading early this morning and ran across this quote from Henry Ford: “I am looking for a lot of men [and women] who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.” It struck me that this nicely captures many of the conversations that we have around Phase One and the thought pattern that I would like to see happening more often around town.  There is […]

10 years, 3 months ago

Collaborative Planning Methodology (CPM)

I think most can agree that enterprise architects have been getting more and more narrow in terms of the scope of planning that they touch.  In reality, executives and decision makers need a single complete plan of action.  They ask, “what do I need to do, how do I secure it, how much will it cost, and when can it be done?”  As enterprise architects have drifted away from solution […]

11 years, 2 months ago

How to Measure a CIO’s Effectiveness

I was reading an interesting article about Issa’s move to refine and refresh the role of the CIO in the Federal sector.  It got me thinking about where we stand with the Clinger Cohen Act and how CIOs really should be measured for effectiveness. The Clinger Cohen Act is a functional description of what CIOs should be doing.  It says do X, Y, and Z.  It speaks very little to […]