Category Archives: Building High Performance Teams

IT Resolutions for 2015

While there is still one bowl game left to be played and confetti to clean up, 2014 is now done and leaves a mixed IT legacy.  After 2013’s issues with the NSA leaks, the Healthcare.gov mishaps, and the 40 million credit identities stolen from Target, … Continue reading

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Moving from Offshoring to Global Service Centers II

As we covered in our first post on this topic, since the mid-90s, companies have used offshoring to achieve cost and capacity advantages in IT. Offshoring was a favored option to address Y2K issues and has continued to expand at a steady rate … Continue reading

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Moving from Offshoring to Global Shared Service Centers

My apologies for the delay in my post. It has been a busy few months and it has taken an extended time since there is quite a bit I wish to cover in the global shared service center model. Since … Continue reading

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Using Organizational Best Practices to Handle Cloud and New Technologies

I have extended and updated this post which was first published in InformationWeek in March, 2013. I think it is a very salient and pragmatic organizational method for IT success. I look forward to your feedback! Best, Jim IT organizations … Continue reading

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Both Sides of the Staffing Coin: Building a High Performance Team -and- Building a Great IT Career

I find it remarkable that despite the slow recovery the IT job market remains very tight. This poses significant hurdles for IT managers looking to add talent. In the post below, I cover how to build a great team and … Continue reading

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Riding with the Technology Peloton

One of the most important decisions that technology leaders make is when to strike out and leverage new and unique technologies for competitive advantage and when to stay with the rest of the industry and stay on a common technology … Continue reading

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Outsourcing and Out-tasking Best Practices

I recently published this post first at InformationWeek and it generated quite a few comments, both published and several sent directly via e-mail.  I would note that a strong theme is the frustration of talented staff dealing with senior leadership … Continue reading

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Key Steps to a High Performance Team: Coaching and Development

Today I revisit a core topic of Recipes for IT: High Performance IT Teams. This post is the last of six on how to build and sustain High Performance Teams. I think the aspiration of building a high performing team is … Continue reading

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Key Steps to Building a High Performance Team: Prune and Improve

Today I revisit a core topic of Recipes for IT: High Performance IT Teams. Before I provide background on this series of posts, I thought it was about time for a quick blog update. Recipes for IT continues to attract new readers … 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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