Great Quotation, 5/18/2015

By Bob Lewis | May 18, 2015
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

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“It’s doctrine on day one, and every day after that it becomes dogma.”

– Colonel John Boyd

DevOps benefits: Hand-waving and Fringe

By Bob Lewis | May 18, 2015
Topics: Industry Commentary, Metrics, NewPost, Organizational Effectiveness, Project Management | 1 Comment »

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DevOps is a step … perhaps leap … in the right direction. Many of its claimed benefits? The unclaimed ones are better.

Great Quotation, 5/11/2015

By Bob Lewis | May 11, 2015
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“To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of.”

– Ronald Fisher, Statistician and evolutionary biologist

Why you need a data scientist

By Bob Lewis | May 11, 2015
Topics: Industry Commentary, Metrics, Technology | 6 Comments »

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Evidence-based decision-making is the way to go. Assuming, that is, that your analysts treat the data with proper respect.

ManagementSpeak, 5/4/2015

By Bob Lewis | May 4, 2015
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“Nothing in the known universe travels faster than a bad check.” – Anonymous

Platform decisions

By Bob Lewis | May 4, 2015
Topics: Industry Commentary, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 10 Comments »

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Apple has gone single-platform. Microsoft has gone multiplatform. The two decisions have nothing to do with each other.

ManagementSpeak, 4/27/2015

By Bob Lewis | April 27, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: We’re resource constrained.

Translation: We’re giving no raises this year.

Exciting news – we’re giving every ManagementSpeak contributor a raise. Last year’s rate was … well, it was feeling good about contributing. Next year, contributors can feel twice as good!

Three IT speed-ups

By Bob Lewis | April 27, 2015
Topics: Architecture, Office Politics, Organizational Effectiveness, Policies and Procedures, Technology | 2 Comments »

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Want to speed up your IT organization? Get rid of the practices that slow it down. For example …

ManagementSpeak, 4/13/2015

By Bob Lewis | April 13, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: Your position is safe.

Translation: As soon as we find a replacement for you, you’re history.

This week’s contributor is, however, irreplaceable.

Static: It’s what makes things obsolete

By Bob Lewis | April 13, 2015
Topics: Career Management, Industry Commentary, Organizational Effectiveness, Technology | 3 Comments »

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No matter where you look, dynamic relationships are replacing statically defined ones.

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my photoBob Lewis is a senior management consultant with Dell Services. He has published these columns once a week in one form or another since 1996.

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