Monthly Archives: April 2012

Another Wave of Security Breaches: Meeting It with Security Best Practices

With the latest breaches in the news, I felt it was important to map out base practices and well as some of the best practices in Information Security. In the age of LulzSec, industrial espionage, and everyday breaches, it’s more … Continue reading

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Key Steps to Building High Performance Teams

Today I have returned to a topic that is at the core of Recipes for IT: High Performance IT Teams. While tax day did take a bit of time and I am slightly delayed in posting this, I have actually … Continue reading

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Using Performance Metric Trajectories to Achieve 1st Quartile Performance

I hope you enjoyed the Easter weekend. I have teamed up today with Chris Collins, a senior IT Finance manager and former colleague. Our final post on metrics is on unit costing — on which Chris has been invaluable with … Continue reading

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Better Requirements Definition to Improve Time to Market and Quality

We have two features this week: the first and best is Fred Alsup has provided his perspective on best practices in requirements definition; and I have also added and slightly updated a post on Agility and Innovation in the ‘Asides’ … Continue reading

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