How to Succeed at Project Governance

Why can’t IT organizations figure out how to avoid the high project-failure rate experienced by so many companies? You would think that with all the project portfolio management (PPM) solutions available today, companies would be able to successfully deliver projects on time, within budgeted cost, and achieve the desired business …

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7 Steps to Excellent Service Delivery

I’m sure you remember the times your email system slowed to a crawl or one of your business applications crashed. A senior vice-president of an electronics manufacturing company told me that when this happened to him, he said to himself, “If the CIO were standing in front of me right …

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Can Strategic CIOs Create a Renaissance Revolution?

If you are one of those naysayers who think the title of this blog is not relevant to how CIOs leverage information technology and influence today’s boardroom strategies, you are wrong. Just talk to CIOs Rob Carter (FedEx), Debra Martucci (Synopsys), Randy Spratt (McKesson), or Filippo Passerini (P&G). You will …

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Top CIOs Become Business Process Czars

CIOs who expand their role beyond the traditional purview of IT can significantly boost the bottom line by improving business processes. It requires CIOs to have business acumen and organizational skills, on top of technology prowess, but the result can be a more competitive and nimble business. Business execs manage …

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Managing in the 21st Century, Page 2

Managing in the 21st Century The next evolution for effectively managing in the 21st century lies in the development of an information-based system that can predict and identify potential risk areas for the day-to-day decisions that, if made incorre

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Managing in the 21st Century

The following article is a modified extract from the final chapter of Phil Weinzimer’s book, The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise , published by Taylor and Francis-CRC Press. Reducing Decision-Making Risks through an E

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