Great Quotation, 12/5/2016

By Bob Lewis | December 5, 2016
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

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“We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.”

– Oscar Romero y Galdamez, suggested by my friend and long-time subscriber, Greg Fetter.

Why EUC and Shadow IT are inescapable

By Bob Lewis | December 5, 2016
Topics: Career Management, Metrics, NewPost, Office Politics, Organizational Effectiveness, Policies and Procedures, Strategy and Tactics | No Comments »

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Doing things the “right way” might benefit the business. That doesn’t mean it benefits anyone in the business.

Great Quotation, 11/28/2016

By Bob Lewis | November 28, 2016
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The Unspeakable Law: As soon as you mention something … if it is good it goes away … if it is bad it happens.

– Cadged years ago from EduCause’s A Word A Day. They didn’t know the original source; neither do I.

SharePoint: The exalted state of good enough?

By Bob Lewis | November 28, 2016
Topics: App Dev Methodologies, Industry Commentary, NewPost, Process Management and Improvement, Technology | 4 Comments »

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Need an affordable EUC tool? Take a second look at the least-loved piece of software around: SharePoint.

ManagementSpeak, 11/21/2016

By Bob Lewis | November 21, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: This project will raise your visibility.

Translation: If you fail, you’ll suffer all of the consequences on your own. But don’t worry; if you succeed, I’ll be there to take as much of the credit as I can.

Lets raise Alan Earnshaw’s visibility for providing this excellent translation.

The fall and rise of end-user computing

By Bob Lewis | November 21, 2016
Topics: Cloud, Industry Commentary, Technology | 10 Comments »

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What happened to end-user computing? It used to be a big hairy deal. Now it should be a big hairy deal but isn’t.

ManagementSpeak, 11/14/2016

By Bob Lewis | November 14, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: This is strictly confidential.

Translation: It won’t be mentioned when we get you back for saying it.

You might want to keep this week’s translation confidential, just like the identity of this week’s contributor.

Email in the news

By Bob Lewis | November 14, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness, Policies and Procedures, Technology | 11 Comments »

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Yes, that email, and chances are your organization has a similar problem or two.

Great Quotation, 11/7/2016

By Bob Lewis | November 7, 2016
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Do they still play the blues in Chicago
When baseball season rolls around
When the snow melts away, do the Cubbies still play
In their ivy-covered burial ground?

– A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request, Steve Goodman

Election Eve self-indulgence

By Bob Lewis | November 7, 2016
Topics: Cognitive Enterprise, Industry Commentary, Leadership | 11 Comments »

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Post World Series and pre-election ramblings.

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