Beyond Impact Blog

Culture Schmulture

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Dale Holmgren

So, you’re not impressed by all this talk about the importance of a positive culture to the success of an organization, huh? OK, well, keep an open mind here for a few minutes. If you can’t do that, go ahead and move on now. Because this post is going to explain why organizational culture is important and what a powerful resource a positive culture can be.

A Big Data Sandbox Story

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Jaren Grenell

There is ‘a price to pay not to play’. Admittedly, I used this scare tactic five years ago to build a solid business case that successfully convinced my boss to launch and operationalize social media for his SMB.

Avoiding Project Failure: It's The Basics, Man!

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Jaren Grenell

Did you know there is a Catalogue of Catastrophe (CoC)? I did not know that before now but found it during my research and it is fascinating. It is a website devoted to tracking large troubled projects around the world.

Math is Simple… Execution is Hard

Posted on November 16, 2014 by Mark Baumbach

Why do IT projects fail so often to meet our expectations, let alone exceed them?  How many projects have you been involved with, IT or not, that did not achieve your intended target goals?  Why is the popularity of IT in many organizations lower than that of congress?

What The Rolling Stones Might Say About Big Data

Posted on November 14, 2014 by Susan Gang

When it comes to big data, midsize businesses have the chance to make a bionic leapfrog over their competition, leaving them in the rearview mirror and saying “Get off of My Cloud”.

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