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Where Did The Money Go? — Making Project Benefits Happen

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In fact, I’d move it to #1 in the list I gave to Michael Krigsman about the threat marketing IT poses to the CIO.

The Biotech IT PMO 2.0

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As a CIO, you have either made – or heard – recommendations to create an IT project management office. A PMO must… For more, see the full article at CIO Review. Perhaps you have implemented one, and your department is reaping the benefits of project planning, monitoring, and controlling. Congratulations!

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A gloomy picture of how business perceives CIOs

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I followed and commented on this Forrester article re: CIO/business perception , which Dan Muse (@dmuse) of CIO.com posted on LinkedIn. Filed under: PMO Tagged: business alignment , CIO , CIO career development and career paths , CIO issues. PMO business alignment CIO CIO career development and career paths CIO issues

Crossderry Podcast #2 — 16 November 2014

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Tweet review: CIOs must influence CEO behavior, storytelling quote, RIP Tom Magliozzi. The links to my Nov 10 tweet on CIO influence, the Disney Institute article on storytelling , and my Nov 14 tweet on Car Talk. Here is the second Crossderry podcast. The topics are: Best and Worst Project Names. Enjoy! What BOHICA means.

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Great example of value of architecture governance (RT @mkrigsman #CIO #entarch)

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Filed under: PMO Tagged: architecture , CIO , Michael Krigsman. PMO architecture CIO Michael KrigsmanMichael Krigsman received a lot of good feedback on his post about getting IT and business together. The second point was top of mind as we’re standing up new and improved architecture governance. But that’s another post!

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Manager-Leader Gap in IT Strategy

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All good stuff, though the last two comments on Glenn’s post — from Long Huynh at CIO Assistant and Glenn himself — get closest to my perpsective. The idea that a CIO can perform well by operating with one style is pernicious. A look into CIO’s archetypes and possible success criterias.

PM Quote of the Day — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Filed under: Random Tagged: | adventure , fame , Goethe , love , PM Quote of the Day , power « CIO job rotation and commitment to IT value Waterfall, Agile, now “Sim&# ? » Like Be the first to like this post. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Bookmark me! Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designe

PM Quote of the Day — Benjamin Franklin

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Sorry for the typo… Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Filed under: Random Tagged: | Benjamin Franklin , PM Quote of the Day « More on stage gates and project reviews CIO job rotation and commitment to IT value » Like Be the first to like this post. Update: Who exactly is this Benjamin “Franklin g “?

The 7 Habits of Highly-Performing CIOs

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How to Lead Massive Change: An Interview with Lockheed Martin CIO Sondra Barbour

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Sondra Barbour is the chief information officer and senior vice president of enterprise business services at Lockheed Martin. She’s a company veteran and change leader who has taken on increasingly responsible positions over the course of her career. I spoke with her recently about what she’s learned along the way.

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Why CIOs Make Great Board Directors

Harvard Business Review

According to Korn Ferry unpublished data, there has been a 74% increase in the number of CIOs serving on Fortune 100 boards in the past two years. Only 31% of Fortune 100 boards currently have a director who is a CIO, even though technology is at the core of every business today. ” How should boards incorporate a CIO director?

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Do You Know How to Get Real Feedback?

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This post originally ran at CIO Online, Sept. All Posts As Seen On Leadership CIO coaching skills connection listening13, 2016.

Should Your CIO Be Chief Digital Officer?

Harvard Business Review

CIOs who do great things in leading IT soon gain extra responsibilities. Some CIOs become CIO-Plus-COO or CIO-Plus-Head of Shared Services.

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The Dangerous Tension Between CMOs and CIOs

Harvard Business Review

To begin to mend the CMO-CIO relationship, it''s important to understand the source of each side''s frustrations. Change the skill mixes.

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IT Cannot Be Only the CIO's Responsibility

Harvard Business Review

Just look at what most do: They appoint a CIO and give him or her a budget and a mandate to get on with it! CIOs Must Lead Outside of IT.

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CIOs Must Lead Outside of IT

Harvard Business Review

The CIO paradox is a set of contradictions that lies at the heart of IT leadership. The CIO In Crisis: What You Told Us. Reach beyond IT.

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Are We Asking Too Much of Our CIOs?

Harvard Business Review

It is all well and good — and true — to say that the role and mandate of the CIO are expanding. Why Can''t a CIO Be More Like a CFO?

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How CIOs Can Change the Game

Harvard Business Review

The findings are sobering: almost half of CEOs view their CIOs as out of step with the business and about the same percentage think IT should be a commodity service, purchased as needed. So the good news is it represents more opportunity for others — people who want to be CIOs someday. Don''t talk IT. Talk business.

Today's CIO Needs to Be the Chief Innovation Officer

Harvard Business Review

Enterprise IT as we have known it is rapidly becoming obsolete, and the traditional role of the CIO is increasingly irrelevant. CDs to MP3s?

The Metamorphosis of the CIO

Harvard Business Review

Tomorrow''s businesses will have a very different make-up, and the CIO must lead the charge in the face of these changes. The Rise of the CIO. CEOs don''t think CIOs understanding the business , and how to apply IT in new ways to benefit the business. But CIOs also need to not get caught up in the technology trap.

CIOs: Scenario Planning Can Save Your Job

Harvard Business Review

It''s the rare CIO who applies scenario planning to the business of IT. Google''s CIO on How to Make Your IT Department Great.

3 Ways to Survive Your Current Job, Featured at CIO Online

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A version of this post ran originally at CIO online, October 14, 2016. It doesn’t really matter what phase of your career you are in. What else?

The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

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Bob''s blog entries Accountability versus Ownership “Be yourself [period] Everyone else is taken” Bibliomotion CIO Career Path Corporate Board Cost versus Innovation David C.

3 keys to improve your employee engagement, featured at CIO online

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A version of this post ran originally at CIO online, August 19, 2016. Have you seen headlines like these? Easy does it. Really? Co-workers?

CMOs and CIOs Need to Get Along to Make Big Data Work

Harvard Business Review

Variations of this Big Data story line are being played out in executive offices around the world, with CMOs and CIOs in the thick of it. CIOs, tasked with turning technology into revenue, are themselves pounding the table demanding better requirements for Big Data initiatives. — and identify opportunities. The solution?

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Why Can't a CIO Be More Like a CFO?

Harvard Business Review

But it should be the CIO''s job. CIO''s have never broadly achieved their destiny. IT Cannot Be Only the CIO''s Responsibility.

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The CIO in Crisis: What You Told Us

Harvard Business Review

CIOs need to understand business better, but the C-suite should understand technology''s potential better. The Metamorphosis of the CIO.

Compensation and Class Warfare

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Career Development Leadership Development AFL-CIO blame CEO class warfare compensation employees employment greed recovery salary self-employment VictimPosted in Career Development Leadership Development I recently interacted with someone on Google+ related to a post showing “average CEO pay in the US” compared to other nations.

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Google's CIO on How to Make Your IT Department Great

Harvard Business Review

In that sense, you might think Ben Fried , Google''s CIO, has one of the toughest jobs in existence. And I saw that that led to big change.

How CMOs Can Work with CIOs to Gain Customer Insight

Harvard Business Review

In fact, recent research [PDF] conducted by the CMO Council, suggests that this process should start with the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and the Chief Information Officer (CIO). In some instances, it may be necessary to align the CEO on a plan, but a united recommendation between the CMO and CIO has a better of chance of success.

How CIOs Can Keep In Step With CEOs

Harvard Business Review

New research, conducted with HBR, The Economist , CEB, and TNS Global, reveals that CEOs believe CIOs are not in sync with the new issues CEOs are facing. CEOs also tell us that CIOs do not understand where the business needs to go and how IT should support strategic goals. Barriers to entry have been destroyed. Outcomes.

CMOs and CIOs Increasingly See Eye to Eye

Harvard Business Review

For the past four years, Accenture has conducted an annual survey of chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) to understand the state of their collaboration. And 83 percent of CIOs say that they need to align and interact with Marketing. (It In that time, weve tracked dramatic changes in attitudes.

Was Steve Jobs a Good Decision Maker?

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Tom Davenport for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * The world continues to honor and mourn Steve [.].

The First 90 Days in a New CIO Position

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These are core tenets that all CIOs need to hold close. Google''s CIO on How to Make Your IT Department Great. Set a Strategic Vision.

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Business lessons to be learned from a video game, Angry Birds

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Management: Tasks CIO magazine Drucker Exchange (DX) Drucker Institute at Claremont Business University especially of business. Here is another excellent article featured online by the Drucker Exchange (DX) within the Drucker Institute at Claremont Business University.

The Essential CIO: Insights from IBM’s Global Chief Information Officer Study (2011)

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To find out, IBM interviewed 3,018 CIOs, spanning 71 countries and 18 industries. Public and private sector CIOs described both the challenges and opportunities from increasing complexity. They shared how they are innovating with [.].

Compromise: Informed, Intentional and Productive

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Leadership Development beliefs CIO Magazine compromise principles valuesPosted in Leadership Development I didn’t get the memo. Did you? You know, the one that says compromise is negative and should be avoided? Compromise: Informed, Intentional and Productive.

7 Vastly Overrated Business Books

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Here is an article written by Geoffrey James for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * Most business books are awful, some are mediocre and a (very) few are [.].

4 Essential Lean & Agile Books

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Digitally Confident Agile Business Value CIO Lean Lean IT Learn from those Essential Lean IT & Agile Books A list like this is subjective of course; I found a good criteria though: people I introduced to those Lean IT & Agile books explicitly engage in further conversations or take actions to apply those practices.