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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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

Medical Emergency

Medical Emergency

CIO magazine has an article written by Allan Holmes, describing Maine’s attempt to develop and deploy a web-based system for processing Medicaid claims and payments. The project was started back in 2001, to help the state to modernize its systems and also ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

April 22, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Sometimes the Obvious Needs to be Stated

Sometimes the Obvious Needs to be Stated

In a post titled IT project failures, Charlie Bess makes an insightful comment about a subject that should be obvious, but is often overlooked:Since the only reason the project exists is to achieve business benefits. Project managers need to have the business needs as the project objective.

April 20, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Stating the Obvious?

Stating the Obvious?

According to KPMG, lots of IT projects fail as a result of poor management. From the article:KPMG International’s survey of 600 organisations across 22 countries revealed that 86% of respondents reported the loss of up to a quarter of their targeted benefits across their project portfolios.

April 19, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Toasting Russia

Toasting Russia

Dean Lane has an article in CIO Insight magazine on the state of IT in Russia. The discussion emphasizes the similarities and shared set of concerns that exists between Russian CIOs and their Western counterparts.

April 18, 2006 by in CXO

Running, Running, Running

Running, Running, Running

This post may appear to be off-topic, but actually it’s not — it has everything to do with success on projects or on anything else for that matter.Today was the running of the 110th Boston Marathon, where huge numbers of people cheer on a stream of 20,000 tired runners almost all day long.

April 17, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Virtual Distance Drives Risk

Virtual Distance Drives Risk

CIO Insight magazine has an article about the way Boeing is building its new 787 aircraft. In short, it’s an intensely global and collaborative effort, involving design participants in the US, Japan, Russia, and Italy.

April 15, 2006 by in CXO

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