Tag Archives: Process automation

Do you lock the door when you go shopping?

Well do you? I don’t because I leave the door open for the dog to come and go and they are a more effective deterrent than a door-lock. So why do we leave the door open in our IT departments … Continue reading

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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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Should developers performance test their code before checking it in?

One of the glorious ironies of IT is that the CIO, the executive with “Information” in their job title, is frequently the least well equipped member of the management team when it comes to data. Information about project status comes … 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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