Learning The Keys To Exceptional Execution

Tanveer Naseer

Amar told me in 2013 that some factors have changed since he first published his findings, for example, access to capital is more widespread through crowd-funding, along with a mainstream popularization of entrepreneurship and rise of a global startup ecosystem. Michael is a website designer who works on many high profile online projects. Guibert Englebienne, co-founder and CTO of Globant told me, “When you find unique talent, recruit it.

IT Governance is Killing Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Some of the key challenges: Companies don''t identify the very best ideas for investment because most capital allocation processes start with business partners'' existing ideas about projects to fund. Push that a bit further and what most CIOs say is that those ideas are in the form of project requests from business partners. The problem is that these "bottom-up" project requests often miss the big picture as too many are incremental or uninspiring.

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The Brief and Fascinating History of What You’re Wearing and Where It Gets Made

Harvard Business Review

For a time, having a BlackBerry was the ultimate status symbol in business, as well as the ultimate addiction: One former global account manager recalls a CTO referring to the blinking red light as "digital heroin." The inventions, Antonio Regalado writes in Technology Review , range from automated cars to balloon-based data networks to images of keypads that can be projected onto a user''s hand.

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Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

Harvard Business Review

Show her that you''re willing to pick up the baton on important projects." It doesn''t have to be an intense, months-long project. Another way to prove your potential is to take on projects in the " white space." Volunteer for a committee they''re spearheading or offer to help with one of their pet projects. When I applied for my previous position, the job carried the title ''project manager.''

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A Board Director's Perspective on What IT Has to Get Right

Harvard Business Review

For mature, large-scale, multinational companies, there is a virtuous cycle of efficiency improvements that frees up resources, which can then be deployed for growth and innovation projects. The biggest opportunities for these companies are simplification and horizontal integration projects. These projects reduce time, cost, and variability while improving quality and transparency. The New CTO: Chief Transformation Officer.

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C'mon, IT Leaders. Take a Chance!

Harvard Business Review

Execution risk: A wrong execution model or poor execution can make a project run too long and cost too much, leading to a total loss of focus and a reduction in value creation. It also comes from not adequately considering the organization''s energy, skill, and policies to accomplish the project. Measurement risk: Fail to measure the real goal of innovation, focus on project progress rather than value created and turning management measures into goals instigating aberrant behavior.

The First 90 Days in a New CIO Position

Harvard Business Review

The following are a few key areas on which I''ve focused in my first 90 days that I think would be valuable for other new CIOs to consider as they plan for their own organizations'' future: Create a Sound Service and Project Management Framework. Our Project Management Office is therefore enthusiastically pursuing new PPM capabilities that will enhance the transparency of our decision making processes. The New CTO: Chief Transformation Officer.

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Do You Have the IT For the Coming Digital Wave?

Harvard Business Review

Company and unit leaders need to ensure that IT is in a leading position on all key digital projects. Different standards of project and portfolio management are also required with more flexibility in demand management and budgeting methods. The New CTO: Chief Transformation Officer.

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Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

The book, Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation , was written by Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, with Greg Brandeau, former CTO of The Walt Disney Studios and current COO/president of Media Maker; Emily Truelove, a PhD candidate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management; and Kent Lineback, Hill’s cowriter on, Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Good Leader.

Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

The book, Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation , was written by Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, with Greg Brandeau, former CTO of The Walt Disney Studios and current COO/president of Media Maker; Emily Truelove, a PhD candidate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management; and Kent Lineback, Hill’s cowriter on, Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Good Leader.

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