So much for 2011 being the year of recovery. Next year should be much like the last. Some recent developments may impact your success as a CIO. What trends are likely to impact your organization from an IT perspective? What strategies and actions will yield the best outcomes for CIOs and their companies?
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It’s near the end of the year, so it’s time to provide you with a recap of the findings from some of the key IT surveys published over the past 12 months. Consider it a quick and easy way to stay abreast on all that is going on in the world of IT.
Yes, you should know about what’s happening in the world of new technology. Here we break down the five trends that are changing the way you work.
Data-driven applications are more complicated than most software products, while working with data scientists has some unique challenges. We need to approach these efforts thoughtfully, recognize the patterns, and respect the special talents of each group. Here are five recommendations.
Analyzing information and data is a very important skill for a project manager in all phases of the project. Are you getting an "A" for analysis effort?
Lessons learned is still a bit of a joke in many organizations, a process that is paid lip service without any expectation that any of the lessons will even be shared. Can we improve things with a little science? One PM believes that we need to address two specific elements...
Companies are always looking for development models that work, and that drive the TCO without compromising quality delivery. A trend is emerging as a better way of taking advantage of the best of local development while not paying whopping prices for standard resources: nationalization.
While the Lean Six Sigma approach is rarely linked with business intelligence, it is a concept that relies heavily on data, measures and analysis to support and encourage process improvement efforts. These can be provided by the BI function in the organization. The two disciplines can work together in a symbiotic relationship--one requiring data to solve problems, the other requiring problems for the data it can provide.
The elusive achievement of organizational alignment in corporate America is striking. What is needed is the development of an organizational structure and culture that dynamically self-adjusts and recalibrates to an ever-changing environment.
Improving our lives through better data--it’s an exciting prospect. Better insights and analysis lead to better decisions. As leaders, we have the responsibility to understand this trend and evaluate whether it will add value to our organizations.