Samsung S7 Edge and Gear VR – Quick Review

A quick, non-technical review of the Samsung S7 Edge and Gear VR.

By |May 3rd, 2016|Business Relationship Management, General, Useful Tools|Comments Off on Samsung S7 Edge and Gear VR – Quick Review

Business Innovation: Processes, Techniques and Tools for IT Business Relationship Managers

Shameless Promotion!
Disclaimer: This post is a promotion for my one-day training event in Portland, Oregon on Friday, May 29, 2015, 9:00AM-4:00PM PST. This training session follows BRMConnect, the world’s first and highly anticipated conference for BRMs being held at Cascade Crest Conference Center on May 26-28 in Portland’s picturesque Washington Park on the grounds of […]

Business Relationship Manager as Management Consultant

In the process of 30+ years in management consulting, I’ve learned a great deal from my clients. I learned an important lesson over 20 years ago from a CIO of a major global oil company. He wanted to benchmark Ernst & Young, the management consulting firm with whom I was a Partner at the time.

He […]

How Do You Use Competency Models?

This post was inspired by a recent exchange I had with a BRMI member on the member’s wiki. I was delighted that he was asking an intelligent question about the SFIAplus competency framework from the UK’s BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. If only all my discussions about Competency Models were as well informed!

I am […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Change Management, IT Management, Useful Tools|Comments Off on How Do You Use Competency Models?

IT-Enabled Business Innovation: A Missing Link?

Information technology is enabling business innovation through new types of product and service, transformed business models and improved lives for customers, consumers, shareholders, employees and citizens.

For example, when Sam Walton famously recognized the competitive advantage Walmart could gain by ‘turning inventory to information’ he was experiencing (and then acting upon) an insight that would […]

Driving Business Value with an Interactive Body of Knowledge

I am pleased to be sponsoring a FREE Webinar on Friday, February 21, from 11a-noon (EST) where we will explore the features, functions and capabilities of an Interactive Body of Knowledge housed on a semantic wiki.
Collaboration and Interaction as a ‘Knowledge Amplifier’
The Merlyn Group and the team at Business Relationship Management Institute have been hard […]

Does Technology Help Or Hurt In Achieving Mastery?

Occasionally I drift slightly from the main topic of this blog to draw ideas from my other passions—in today’s case, from my passion for the performing arts in general, and musical performance in particular.

One of my musician friends sent me a web link to a gizmo that replaces the tuning mechanism on a guitar with […]

By |January 30th, 2014|General, Performing Arts, Useful Tools|8 Comments

Book Review – The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership

I’m often asked to review new books – I usually decline.  There’s a couple of reasons why I stay away from book reviews:

It’s just not what my blog is about – there are many sites that do a great job reviewing books, and I love the “wisdom of the crowd” effect you get from customer […]

By |October 15th, 2012|IS Management, IT Management, Next Generation Enterprise, Next Generation IT, Useful Tools|Comments Off on Book Review – The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership

What You Probably Don't Know About Wikis

Several of my posts talk about uses of semantic wikis.  In fact, my company is largely based upon a semantic wiki platform, called Symcordia™.  But the more people I talk to, the more I realize that:

While just about everyone has used Wikipedia as a reference source, few people have ever really thought about what a […]

By |September 10th, 2012|IT Management, Next Generation IT, social networking, Useful Tools, Web 2.0|Comments Off on What You Probably Don't Know About Wikis

Accelerating Individual and Organizational Learning – Case Study from a Rock Band: Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 in a 2-Part post – please see Part 1.
Quick Recap
This post explores how a semantic wiki can support self-organizing teams, using a rock and roll band as a case study.  We developed a semantic wiki using the Symcordia™ platform to enable the band’s development and learning – both collectively (organizational learning) […]