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If I Were Still A CIO: 14 BIG Questions I Would Ask

Jan 22, 2015 2:20:00 PM / by Mark Baumbach posted in Business Strategy, Leadership, Transformation

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Thinking about this week’s blog, I found myself contemplating “what if I were still a CIO…”? What questions would be at top of mind? In some ways the questions probably have not changed much in five years but, the technology certainly has advanced in multiple directions.

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Alignment Passe or Critical Success Factor?

Dec 29, 2014 2:33:00 PM / by Mark Baumbach posted in Business Strategy, Discipline, Transformation

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“Technology is the biggest story in business today, plain and simple.”
Leading Digital, George Westerman, Didier Bonnet, Andrew McAfee

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Technology Adoption Plan...? "What Plan?"

Dec 23, 2014 9:41:00 AM / by Mark Baumbach posted in Business Strategy, Transformation

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Studies have shown that the effective usage of new technology is the number one driver for realizing value from IT. In most cases, many hurdles (or humps) must be overcome in order to achieve the goal of full user adoption. Often times these obstacles are obvious but remain unaddressed. Why? Because planning for change is hard — or, we underestimate their potential negative impact — or, there is cultural resistance to change — or, like Igor in Young Frankenstein we are in denial.

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On-Time And On-Budget Mean Nothing If...

Dec 9, 2014 10:07:00 AM / by Mark Baumbach posted in Business Strategy, Discipline, Leadership

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My last blog touched on discipline… this is the first variable in the formula “Discipline + Technology + Insight = Competitive Edge.” 

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Math is Simple… Execution is Hard

Nov 16, 2014 4:43:00 PM / by Mark Baumbach posted in Business Strategy, Discipline

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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?

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