I took this picture while running madly through Frankfurt airport to meet a connecting flight on the way to Sapphire. It’s kind of cool, even though I took it with my low-quality, cell phone camera.
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I’ve written numerous times about how packaged (or productized) services and can improve alignment between the interests of consultants and their clients. The New York Times reports that the packaged approach is now being tested by a hospital group in Pennsylvania.
I took away many great experiences from Sapphire. Unfortunately, my small and beautiful Sony laptop was not among them; alas, it was stolen while I waited for a tram.
A comment to this recent interview with Pascal Brosset got me thinking about implementation complexity. The commenter states: “Hopefully the simplification will reduce implementation projects to a more human scale, making success more likely and less expensive.
The media setup at Sapphire in Vienna is interesting. For the analysts and traditional media, there are rows of tables and chairs facing toward the front of a large room.
SAP is actively supporting a group of bloggers here at Sapphire in Vienna. Yesterday I engaged in a lengthy discussion between a half dozen bloggers and Pascal Brosset, Senior Vice President of Market Strategy for SAP.
SAP is pushing the notion that SOA offers the promise of “non-” (ok, let’s be real and call it “less-“) disruptive projects. Through the use of SOA, the plan is to help customers enhance and upgrade their systems with less interference to the business operations those systems are designed to support.
Sitting in the analysts’ and bloggers’ press conference, I asked the following question: “Would you please explain the role of SOA in SAP’s plans for mid-market adoption?” When I introduced myself as being from the projectfailures.
These last months have been a whirlwind of traveling, consulting and product development. I will be in Vienna next week for SAP’s Sapphire conference.
Dennis Howlett raises some questions to be used when evaluating lawyers and accountants. Similar guidelines could be applied when hiring consultants on IT projects.