Monthly Archives: December 2011

Evaluating and Selecting Senior Talent – Perhaps the Google Way?

There was an interesting article earlier this week on the interview approach that Google has used as part of their talent selection in the Wall Street Journal by William Poundstone. My preceding post reviewed the Google approach and what best practices there … Continue reading

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Evaluating and Selecting Talent – perhaps the Google Way?

There was an interesting article today on the interview approach that Google has used as part of their talent selection in the Wall Street Journal by William Poundstone. According the the WSJ article, currently Google gets over a million applications … Continue reading

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Ensuring Project Success: Best practices in Project Delivery

Project delivery is one of the critical services that IT provides. Unfortunately, in the industry, the track record of project delivery for IT is at best a mixed bag. A number of different studies over the past five years put … Continue reading

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Your Year End IT Leadership Checklist

I think we can all feel the holiday and yearend swooping in and things winding down where we work. The Christmas parties are in full swing and everyone is focused on making sure they get everything on their Christmas gift … Continue reading

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IT Transparency: A key approach to delivering value and ensuring focus

Frequently, IT shops have a difficult time convincing their business users of the value of IT. It is straightforward for a businessperson to look at the cost of IT, which is readily available but not have a good reference for … Continue reading

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Too busy to be productive? Traps of our modern world

There was a very good article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday on ‘How to Save an Unproductive Day in 25 Minutes’.  I found it useful that the article points out a few techniques to keep that day from being … Continue reading

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Two Months In

Given that it has been about two months since I started this blog, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a quick check of how’s it gone and map out things I hope to accomplish in the upcoming few … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for 2012: A few things to add to your technology plans

By now, you have submitted your budget for 2012 and hopefully have an updated set of business and IT goals. And even if it is not final, you have a solid draft and good understanding of what you must get … Continue reading

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