Frank Hayes makes a strong case for smaller, more transparent IT projects. He says that smaller projects (nibbles) are more manageable and controllable than the larger big-bang projects (bites) that we’ve all come to know and love (and also hate).
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I recently learned about despair.com (courtesy Timothy Johnson who writes a great blog on consulting and project management).
I will be attending the Enterprise 2.0 Conference between June 18-21 in Boston.
Prashanth Rai brings home a fundamental truth about IT projects: they are all about change. From his blog: Most IT projects are fundamentally Change management projects, So the required care & steps need to be taken for the same.
Steve Jones, author of Enterprise SOA Adoption Strategies, very accurately points out that success in SOA projects depends on much more than technology. From his blog: Yes folks the thing that will actually make or break your systems in the majority of cases will be the people.
CXOtoday reports on an IDC study offering advice for successful SOA projects. Some choice quotes from the article:Majority of the early SOA adopters also cited the re-engineering of existing business processes as their top SOA implementation challenge.
From the Before I Forget blog, here is a great Dilbert cartoon on the subject of reporting project status to senior...
WARNING: This post raises a theoretical, geek-like issue, with acronyms tossed about like glittering crystal shards thrown haphazardly onto black pavement, right in the path of unsuspecting drivers careening down the road…The erp4it blog raises a question about “the relationship between IT Service Management and Service Oriented Architecture…”.
Everyone knows that Microsoft takes a strong, aggressive stance toward partner relationships and sales.
Brian Sommer has an excellent round-up of resources dedicated to helping ERP software buyers navigate the software selection process. Although the focus is on ERP, the issues are applicable to any major enterprise software purchase.