Michael Krigsman

Michael Krigsman is founder of cxotalk.com. He is recognized internationally as an industry analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and industry commentator. As a columnist for ZDNet, He is a frequent conference speaker and a judge in prestigious industry contests such as the CIO100 contest (CIO Magazine) and CRM Idol. He is also a photographer whose work has been published by the Wall Street Journal, MIT, CNET News, and others. Michael is on Twitter at @mkrigsman.

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Our Lips are Sealed

Our Lips are Sealed

Timothy Johnson wrote an op-ed piece for the Des Moines Business Record  describing one of the key elements associated with many project failures: information hiding. He points out that numerous elements in the project environment can contribute to the free flow (or lack) of information.

May 15, 2006 by in CXO

Booted!

Booted!

Sarah Arnott reports that UK energy giant Centrica has kicked Accenture off a £400m IT project. According the the article, Accenture was almost a year behind schedule on this project, which includes both Siebel and SAP components.

May 13, 2006 by in Hardware

Bigger and Bigger Secrets

Bigger and Bigger Secrets

This is a follow-up to an earlier post about a $300M NSA project that will most likely never be used. The original article was written by Siobhan Gorman and published in the Baltimore Sun.

May 4, 2006 by in Government

INTERVIEW: Matthew Leitch on Denial and Risk

INTERVIEW: Matthew Leitch on Denial and Risk

Big projects typically generate hundreds of pages of status reports—yet somehow it’s always a surprise when the project team ‘discovers’ that failure is right around the corner.In fact, says risk management expert Matthew Leitch, denial and information hiding can have deep roots early in the life of a project.

May 3, 2006 by in Security

Annoucement: Wednesday Interview Series

Annoucement: Wednesday Interview Series

Dear Deck Chairs Reader,Starting today, we will be initiaiting a series of weekly interviews with experts who are working in domains related to this blog. The experts will include CIO’s, risk mangement experts, university professors, and others.

May 3, 2006 by in CXO

In an Emergency...

In an Emergency...

The Dashboard Spy offers a post describing emergency management information software. I researched these issues in-depth several years ago (conducted lots of interviews with government and industry leaders), to learn about emergency management processes and software.

April 29, 2006 by in Government

The Early Bird...

The Early Bird...

Timothy Johnson describes how he was fired for writing truthful project management reports. Well, the reports didn’t make the project manager look very good, so I imagine it must have been a wee bit awkward for all concerned.

April 28, 2006 by in CXO

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

An Infoworld article by Dan Tynan describes what can happen when the IT vendor who once loved you now hates you. From the article:…consider this cautionary tale of a small biotech firm in the Rocky Mountains that decided to dump its IT consultant.

April 27, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Good Advice

Good Advice

In an article at SearchCIO, Linda Tucci describes a massive, $1.9B IT outsourcing deal between DuPont and CSC.

April 26, 2006 by in CXO

Seeds of Success

Seeds of Success

Aligned Strategy points to an article on how to hire a CIO. The article includes the following action items to address during the CIO hiring process:A high level IT strategy tied and aligned with the business plan (this is a starting point for the new CIO who will expand, refine and institute the full IT strategic plan).

April 25, 2006 by in CXO

Alignment and its Discontents

Alignment and its Discontents

David Jacobson makes reference to a Harvard Business School excerpt from a book titled Alignment: Using the Balanced Scorecard to Create Corporate Synergies. As David points out, the article says:Following are the eight alignment checkpoints for corporate, business units, and support units of a typical multi-business organization to hit during the annual planning process.

April 24, 2006 by in CXO

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