ManagementSpeak: I don’t look at things as problems – I see them as opportunities!
Translation: You are about to have a fresh flaming sack of opportunity tossed on your doorstep.
Mark R. Everhart joins the KJR Club for this non-flammable translation of a well-worn cliché.
As more wealth is owned by fewer people, businesses will find increasing demand for uniqueness. This poses, for IT, unique challenges.
ManagementSpeak: More information on exactly what is needed and who needs to be involved will be sent out in the next few days.
Translation: We know we need to do something, but we don’t know what it is, how to do it, or who should be involved. Thanks for giving up your weekend.
And thanks to this week’s contributor for giving up the time needed to send in this fine example of management exposition.
Big trends are piling onto CIOs, and will seriously affect IT’s role in the enterprise. First in a series.
Translation: Control. Don’t let employees breathe unless you’ve developed formal oxygen-consumption/CO2-exhalation metrics.
And thanks to this week’s contributor for helping me management ManagementSpeak.
Two more thoughts triggered by the Target break-in — one on how to organize, the other on how to defend by attacking.
“This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.”
Very little of the commentary on the Target credit card data theft has even mentioned PCI. As PCI is supposed to prevent such things, one wonders why that is.
By Bob Lewis | February 3, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: Let’s get together to review the task list I asked you to write up.
Translation: Come to my office so I can tell you how you’re going to do it.
Today’s entry comes from “Bob,” … no, a different Bob … from something that happened a long time ago in IT shop far, far away.
When you report to a micromanager, your choices are simple. They might not be easy, but they are simple.