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Change is changing

“People don’t look at their watches to see what time it is,” someone once told me “they look to see what time it isn’t.” Ever since then I have been surprised how true this is. In the same light I … Continue reading

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There once was a traveler named Wright

There once was a traveler named Wright, Who traveled much faster than light. He set off one day, In a “relative” way, And returned the previous night. – James Thurber (I think). What decisions would we make if we could … Continue reading

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The CIO is dead! Long live the CIO!

More from the debate over at BPM.com. Processes and data are engine and fuel of business. An engine without fuel is will take us nowhere. Unburned fuel is just energy hanging around with nothing to do. Process without data … … Continue reading

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The beatings will continue until morale improves

An interesting debate is going on over at BPM.com over a comment I made a couple of weeks ago about what processes should, and should not, be automated. I keep going back to job titles. How many Directors actually direct, … Continue reading

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What is the value of Data?

My favorite event of the year is the Defence Information conference held annually in the UK. It brings together the leading Ministry of Defence and Uniformed Services IT executives to talk about a range of topics. This year’s theme was … Continue reading

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Testing times for system designers

Many studies have shown that the cost of finding defects in applications increases exponentially the further the defect remains undetected through the lifecycle. Some studies (Microsoft, National Institute of Science and Technology) have estimated that this may be as much … Continue reading

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Thinking about focus

I’ve been out and about lately and seen an increasing number of organizations that are heralding their evolution into modern businesses because they have updated their infrastructure for speed and they have implemented systems to keep them aligned with the … Continue reading

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