Archive for May, 2013
“I have done enough to demonstrate the correctness of my details. The defects … are merely basic and fundamental.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Flying Machine
No question: The iPad is better done. It’s more polished and has fewer irritations. None of this matters when the subject is getting work done. For that, Windows 8 is the superior tablet OS.
KJRSpeak: All business is personal. By way of “Tony Barrett’s dad,” or so Tony tells us (also, I’m told, the Godfather, not that there’s any connection). And, of course, it is.
IT’s critical success factors end as they began – with relationships. This time it’s the relationships within each team, the relationship between teams, and the importance of everyone inside IT owning the relationship with everyone outside IT.
“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” – Sherlock Holmes, Valley of Fear, 1915, and thanks to Jack Kastorff for calling it to our attention.
In IT, technology isn’t a critical success factor because it’s an output. IT’s CSFs are what let it create its outputs, and three of the most important factors are all related to leadership and how to go about providing it.
“I thought my razor was dull until I heard his speech.” – Groucho Marx
It isn’t enough for IT to have an enterprise technical architecture management practice. For ETAM to work, it has to be integrated into IT’s delivery methodologies. If it isn’t, good architecture either won’t happen or won’t stay happened.