Leadership and Success

News, trends and insights for leadership and success

Four ways security teams sabotage their own efforts

hand-pushing-over-dominoes

There are many reasons why enterprise security teams struggle to succeed in better managing the risks positioned against their data and business-technology systems. Sometimes these obstacles come from elsewhere within the organization, and sometimes they are self-created. At times it’s a lack of serious executive leadership and understanding behind internal cybersecurity efforts. The security program […]

Employees use DXC Technology 600 as opportunity to support charity

DXC-employees-on-Texas-Motor-Speedway-track

The DXC Technology 600 was about way more than just IndyCar racing. While the event showcased DXC Technology and our partnership with Team Penske, our employees showcased their commitment to caring for others. A pre-race event was held at the DXC Plano office where employees got a chance to see the race car, meet the […]

How Agile Service Management (ASM) combines the best of both worlds — Agile and ITSM

eastern-and-western-hemispheres

The tension between IT service management (ITSM) frameworks and Agile development started years ago when businesses began to recognize technology as a critical business success factor. IT faced increasing demands to do more with less. Software developers, meanwhile, faced mounting pressure to deliver faster, working, incremental software to clients. This lead to “frustrations about delays, […]

Project management: How conflict can be used to improve team performance

team-whitewater-rafting

Forming, storming, norming and performing is a well-known team building process. But can we harness the disruptive power of conflict to produce better outcomes for our business? The answer, surprisingly, is yes. There are legitimate ways to use conflict. The 4 types of conflict We know from academic research that there exist four types of […]

Gérer les flux d’information : jusqu’où est-ce suffisant ?

waterfall

Contrôler le flux d’information pour ses projets et ses différents programmes est la principale compétence d’un manager de programme. Trop d’information, et les tâches peuvent échapper à tout contrôle, les réunions tomber en cascade et les délais s’allonger. Trop peu d’information, et les membres de l’équipe peuvent commencer à se sentir isolés, les décisions doivent […]

The Agile Maturity Pyramid: What’s the difference between Doing Agile and Being Agile?

stacked blocks and chess pieces

There is an important difference between people who are truly being Agile, and those that are simply practicing Agile techniques. Focusing only on practices or frameworks, without taking the Agile mindset into account, compromises the Agile journey. This is because, without the right mindset, it can be incredibly difficult to deal with complex issues in […]

Critical thinking: An essential skill in the modern workplace

Socrates-statue

The Future of Jobs Report (pdf) by the World Economic Forum suggests that by 2020, more than a third of the core skill sets in most job categories will be comprised of skills that are not considered essential today. The Forum surveyed 350 chief human resources and strategy officers across 9 industries in 15 of […]

Gestión del flujo de información: ¿cuál es la mejor?

Controlar el flujo de información, en proyectos, programas y ofertas, es una competencia clave de cualquier responsable de esta tarea. Demasiada información puede provocar perder el control y multiplicar el número de reuniones, con el consiguiente impacto negativo para los plazos de entrega. Pero si es escasa, los miembros del equipo pueden sentirse aislados, las […]

How to use Kanban to conquer to-do lists in your personal life

checkmark-smilely-face

TO-DO LISTS. It seems like they never come to an end. You check off one task and add two new ones. The lists are constantly growing and can get really messy at some point. Worst case – they make us feel stressed and keep us from falling asleep. ✓ Laundry ✓ Grocery Shopping ❒ Organize […]

La gestione del flusso dell’informazione: quanto è sufficiente?

waterfall

Controllare il flusso dell’informazione per progetti, programmi e portafogli è una competenza chiave di un program manager. Troppa informazione, e le attività possono essere fuori controllo, le riunioni scorrere a cascata e i deadlines allontanarsi nel tempo. Poca informazione, e i membri del team possono iniziare a sentirsi isolati, le decisioni devono essere controllate e […]