Feb2017

Notes from the Field: Leadership Matters in Transformation

Over the past few months, I’ve been writing about my engagement with a global organization and its journey of transformation into a more agile organization, driving business enablement. One thing has remained missing: real leadership. This large corporation has thousands upon thousands …
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Jan2017

Notes from the Field: The Difference between Architecture and Design

I’m going to diverge ever so briefly from my “Reversed Assumptions” posts to share some happenings in this current engagement I’m on and to tie in some of the previous posts on design and architecture. This post focuses on what …
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Dec2016

Notes from the Field: The Value of an Enterprise Architecture

I’ve written before on the importance of an enterprise architecture, but during the engagement that is driving this series of articles (Notes from the Field), it has come to my attention that this topic really needs to be revisited. I’m …
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Dec2016

Notes from the Field: Diversity of Conversations, Hyperconvergence, and Adaptive Enterprise

One thing can be said about the world of consulting: the conversations you have with customers never cease to be diverse. My current engagement with a large multinational enterprise that contains multiple business areas with multiple business units is the …
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Dec2016

Notes from the Field: Strategic IT Projects and their failure

IT people are always being encouraged to become knowledgeable about the world of business. This is a concept I have been preaching about for over a decade! Most of them work in some sort of business, and there’s no denying …
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