Archive for November, 2013

Great Quotations, 11/25/2013

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Dr. Fredrick Frankenstein: “Would you mind telling me whose brain I did put in?” Igor: “Abby someone.” Dr. Frankenstein: “Abby who?” Igor: “Abby Normal.” – From Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein

Microsoft sacks stack because it lacks

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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That’s stack ranking, a system that smacks of unfairness, rankling both managers and employees.

ManagementSpeak, 11/18/2013

Monday, November 18th, 2013
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ManagementSpeak: This is the future of our industry. Translation: This doesn’t make any sense at all right now. This translation, on the other hand, makes all the sense in the world.

PC as a Service?

Monday, November 18th, 2013
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The numbers behind Amazon’s new Amazon Workspaces (we might as well start calling it “PC as a Service,” or PCaaS) don’t add up. Or, rather, they do add up … to too big a number.

ManagementSpeak, 11/11/2013

Monday, November 11th, 2013
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ManagementSpeak: Of all the problems with this, three that stand out are … Translation: Of all the problems with this, three that occur to me at the moment are … The only problem with this week’s contribution is that the contributor insists on anonymity.

When organizing large programs, don’t be incoherent

Monday, November 11th, 2013
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“Chunking” super-size efforts down into multi-project initiatives and mult-initiative programs gives you a fighting chance of completing things, but only if you avoid the pitfalls.

ManagementSpeak, 11/4/2013

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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ManagementSpeak: Just sign the engagement letter and we’ll get started. Translation: We need you to sign that blank check because we have a lot of junior people we need to train on your nickel. Subscriber Tom Reid needed no special training to spot this phrase and its translation.

The scandal that wasn’t, but is

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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The only scandal about the Healthcare.gov project is the banality of its mistakes.

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.

Disclaimer: All opinions, statements, representations, allegations, images (if published) and anything else that appears here is the sole responsibility of the author. Dell has and had nothing to do with it, other than saying it's okay to continue publishing KJR.

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