3 “rules” of being a woman that were perhaps meant to be broken

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In my last post, I wrote about how women can struggle with their own unconscious bias of what a woman should or should not be. Following the Heels on Wheels training run by Jacqueline Clark (yes you can be invited – drop me a message) an interesting saying about the three “rules” of being a […]

A parable for failed project management, and how to find success

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Working with a team, managing a successful one, and leading for success all have at their core a similar problem. How do we ensure that all team members view the project — the drawbacks and the benefits — with the same insights and understanding? This is the Blind Men and their elephant problem. In the […]

Applying Nobel Prize winning economic theory to program and project management

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Congratulations to Richard Thaler on winning the Nobel Prize in Economics (also known as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences) earlier this month. Thaler was recognized for his ground-breaking work in behavioral economics, which led to the bestselling book Nudge, about how organizations and governments can use these new techniques to bring about better […]

Z is for zabeta

We made it! This is the final post in my series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. “Zabeta” is a British word meaning tariff or tax. “The robots are coming! So is the tax!” […]

IT’s significant impact on energy consumption and how renewable sources can help

Few would disagree that the IT industry was slow to realise the total impact of its massive energy consumption and consequent impact on carbon emissions. IT’s image as a “clean” industry — compared to traditional heavy industries such as manufacturing and mineral extraction — persisted well past the millennium, disguising an ever-increasing demand for power […]

Y is for yottabyte

I am nearing the end of my series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. You are probably more used to terms such as megabyte, gigabyte and terabyte in everyday computing terms. Yottabyte is […]

Making IT an invisible enabler of change

IT and business leaders face the daunting task of not only upgrading workplace technology and modernizing infrastructure, but also overcoming user resistance to new ways of working. To ensure that workplace transformation delivers expected business benefits, organizations must address the “people” aspects of change (culture, behavior, ways of working, user resistance, etc.) and proactively consider […]

Leadership: What can we learn from Silicon Valley?

What can we learn about leadership from the big IT organisations in Silicon Valley? The cynical side of me thinks that whether it’s Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, etc., whenever we hear a “we do leadership better” it’s more of a marketing ploy than a real piece of referenceable material.  In other words, if we think […]

How great project management could lead to a great sales cycle

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The project management and sales lifecycles have much in common. Consider the main attributes of great program and project managers. Problem solving and time management skills, abilities to hit deadlines and motivate teams — these are all vital in the sales cycle. The ability to respond to an RFP in a timely fashion, with all […]

X is for xperience

This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. Xperience (ok, I am stretching the bounds here as I am reaching the end of the alphabet – it’s a […]