Archive for November, 2014

ManagementSpeak, 11/24/2014

Monday, November 24th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: This is a priority to us too, so as soon as the path is clear we are confident we’ll be able to execute and deliver. Translation: I’m going on vacation, so good luck with that. This week’s contributor considered translating this ManagementSpeak to be one of his top priorities.

Ben Franklin, turkeys, and design principles

Monday, November 24th, 2014
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When it comes to managing technical architecture, design principles are the foundation. They should be broad. That doesn’t mean they can be vague.

ManagementSpeak, 11/17/2014

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I need to broaden my skillset and take on new responsibilities. Translation: I’m padding my resume. Greg Duvall adds ManagementSpeaking to his skillsets.

Technical architecture’s irreducible core

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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The irreducible core is a set of design principles. It might not get you to the finish line, but it will get everyone pointed in the right direction.

ManagementSpeak, 11/10/2014

Monday, November 10th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I’ll get back to you after I can access my database. Translation: I’m too lazy to pull out my smartphone and check my cloud. And thanks to this week’s anonymous contributor, who’s got his head in the sky.

Tips for a small office

Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Small businesses aren’t just like big ones only with shorter employees. Some thoughts for managing IT in this sort of environment.

ManagementSpeak, 11/3/2014

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: He isn’t a good fit. Translation: I don’t like him. But we like Dave Reiser for submitting such a perceptive example of ManagementSpeak in action.

Election day ponderings

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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Political liberalism and conservatism are talked about as opposites, but aren’t. How many of your business conflicts are like that too?

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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