3 months, 17 days ago

Enterprise and Solutions Architecture: Dichotomy or Continuum?

Based on job descriptions posted on recruiting websites, it is…

3 years, 2 months ago

Architecture basics: The structure of a task

What’s the structure of a task? What do we need in a task to make sure that we do the right things right? It’s worth thinking about this in architectural terms – in terms of that tagline for enterprise effectiveness, …

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4 years, 5 days ago

Working with Projects & Dependencies

This blog runs through some basic dependency mapping that we are doing within my team, and the approach I sometimes take to manage project deliverable’s in a large scale project environment. There are many different approaches that can be taken to do this, but i will show how i am doing things now. Road Map […]

4 years, 6 months ago

Becoming a Better PM – Time Management

As I discussed in my previous article self management is a key competency of a good project manager, and time management is a significant part of self management. Time management is important for everyone. As I have taken up more senior roles,  I’ve found that I’ve needed it more and more – when I was […]

4 years, 6 months ago

What makes a good project manager?

Have you ever asked yourself what makes a good project manager? I know I have. I’ve asked it with respect to good (and bad) project managers I’ve worked with, and I’ve asked it with respect to myself as I manage projects. In conversation with others I’ve batted around obvious talking points like “it’s a combination […]

5 years, 10 months ago

Technology Adoption Strategies for Business Systems

Technology Implementations: Too Important to Fail Regardless of an enterprise’s size and industry, technology touches every aspect of a business’s operations now more than ever. Successful technology implementations have always been important but in today’s economic landscape, technology implementations NEED to be successful as they can make or break a business. Here are some horrific […]

6 years, 8 months ago

Productive Paradoxes in Projects

In 2011, when I started this blog, I wanted it to be a place for reading and as such the initial theme was just a bit busier than this one. I didn’t go that far, but you still don’t see categories, tag clouds, my Twitter feed and so on. It was only recently that I […]