Crossderry Blog

A gloomy picture of how business perceives CIOs

Crossderry Blog

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

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

Crossderry Blog

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. A basic governance checklist can catch the type of folly Michael describes.

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Where Did The Money Go? — Making Project Benefits Happen

Crossderry Blog

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. OK, you saved your receipts. You may be able to show what you spent it on. But can you really show what you got for it?

Crossderry Podcast #2 — 16 November 2014

Crossderry Blog

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. The topics are: Best and Worst Project Names Tweet review: CIOs must influence CEO behavior, storytelling quote, RIP Tom Magliozzi Enjoy! Here is the second Crossderry podcast. The topics are: Best and Worst Project Names.

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The Biotech IT PMO 2.0

Crossderry Blog

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. IT delivers its projects on time, on budget, and to spec. Congratulations! You and your IT PMO have put the foundation of consistent innovation in place.

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CIO job rotation and commitment to IT value

Crossderry Blog

“Rick&# Roy, CIO at CUNA Mutual Group about his experiences as a line manager and how they’ve transformed his IT leadership approach. Trying to drive that sense of urgency is probably the other big reminder for me as I have come back into the CIO seat. 5 Responses CIO job rotation and commitment to IT value | Business Article Source , on May 22, 2009 at 11:01 am said: [.]

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Tout your winners

Crossderry Blog

Perhaps “ narrowcasting &# is the better idea — a discreet word with the CIO about identifying a poorly-priced deal ripe for re-negotiation, a walkthrough of high and low profit projects with a sales manager, etc.

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IT and matrixed organizations

Crossderry Blog

To that end, I finally bopped back over to Lui Sieh’s blog ( here ) and immediately saw a timely post on the role of the CIO and IT in matrixed organizations ( here ). In particular, there is traditionally a ton of emphasis placed on the direct reporting line of the CIO. However, is that reporting line really as important as the relationship of the CIO’s direct reports to the business?

Manager-Leader Gap in IT Strategy

Crossderry Blog

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. Unfortunately, many reinforce this idea — see this State of the CIO 2007 feature from CIO Magazine that identifies CIO archetypes (and even offers a “self-assessment&# tool for self-archetyping).

PM Quote of the Day — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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PM Quote of the Day — Benjamin Franklin

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The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership Martha Heller bibliomotion (2013) The CIO “for all seasons” Rather than one paradox, as this book’s title suggests, Martha Heller rigorously and eloquently examines several separate but related paradoxes: Cost versus Innovation, Operations versus Strategy, Futurist versus Archivist, IT and Business Paradox, Accountability versus Ownership, Recruiting, […].

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

ReImagine Work

A version of this post ran originally at CIO online, October 14, 2016. The post 3 Ways to Survive Your Current Job, Featured at CIO Online appeared first on Mary Schaefer, empowerment authority, coach & trainer for those in engineering, scientific & IT-related positions.

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

ReImagine Work

A version of this post ran originally at CIO online, August 19, 2016. All Posts As Seen On Manager/ Employee Communication CIO communication connection culture engagementHave you seen headlines like these? “5 ways to boost employee engagement with video.”

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

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. How are technology leaders helping their organizations adapt to the accelerating change and complexity that mark today’s competitive and economic landscape? They shared how they are innovating with [.].

The 7 Habits of Highly-Performing CIOs

Leading Blog

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

Next Level Blog

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. Some of the highlights from our conversation include: Leading Massive. Click headline to continue.

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Do You Know How to Get Real Feedback?

ReImagine Work

This post originally ran at CIO Online, Sept. All Posts As Seen On Leadership CIO coaching skills connection listening“Mary, give me some feedback.”. This is from Lydia, my favorite coffee shop manager, who I visit on a daily basis. She asks me this three to five times a week.

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Cloud Benefits: Ready for Business, part1

2020 IT Leader

Digitally Confident CIO Cloud Technology View PointsCloud Benefits Business and have gone mainstream. Find out what are the key applications, benefits and remaining challenges.

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It’s called human resources for a reason

ReImagine Work

A version of this post originally ran on the CIO online site on April 27, 2015. All Posts As Seen On cio compassion culture dignity human resources humans at workYou keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

One Way to Be the Change You Want to See in Your Life

ReImagine Work

I didn’t want to be that person — the one who… Click here to read the rest of this article in my column at CIO Online. All Posts As Seen On Survive & Thrive career change management CIO empowerment self-development

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What To Do When They Don’t Respond

ReImagine Work

She reminded me… Click here to read the rest of this article in my column at CIO Online. All Posts As Seen On Survive & Thrive career CIO communication

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How to Get Helpful Feedback From Your Boss

ReImagine Work

A version of this post originally ran in my column Navigate the Workplace at CIO Online on March 31, 2016. All Posts As Seen On Navigate the Workplace career CIO communication empowerment feedback performance self-developmentIt happens all too frequently.

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Experiment-Learn-Apply-Iterate: My Life Motto

Mills Scofield

CEO CIO CXO Talk Control Culture Innovation Leadership Strategy Thank you Vala Afshar & Mike Krigsman for all you do for so many! Including taking the time to do CXO Talk , the Huffington Post blogs and now this great slideshare !!! I am so thankful for you!!

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Compensation and Class Warfare

Lead Change Blog

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. It stated flatly that the pay was 475 times the pay of the average worker. So I questioned the source.

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Win the War for Talent by Improving Employee Experience

ReImagine Work

A version of this post originally ran in my column Navigate the Workplace at CIO Online on January 27, 2017. All Posts As Seen On The Prohuman Workplace CIO culture dignity employee experience engagement talentEmployee experience — it’s similar to employee engagement.

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Compromise: Informed, Intentional and Productive

Lead Change Blog

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? Somewhere along the line, compromise (defined by Merriam-Webster as a settlement of differences by consent reached through mutual concessions, one of those “playing well in the sandbox” skills my mom taught me) got confused with [.] Compromise: Informed, Intentional and Productive.

7 Ways to Remain Relevant & Deliver Value

Mills Scofield

CIOs CXO Talk Culture Enterasys Extreme Networks Innovation Leadership Networking Strategy Vala Afshar Value So many incredible thanks to Vala Afshar for a great Huffington Post piece about my guest appearance last Friday, November 8th , for CXO Talk !

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One Way to Be the Change You Want to See in Your Life

ReImagine Work

A version of this post originally ran on the CIO online site on December 15, 2016. All Posts As Seen On Survive & Thrive career change management CIO empowerment self-developmentI was a young professional on one of my first big business trips.

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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. As Sheila Jordan, CIO at Symantec and director at FactSet, put it, “All companies are technology companies today. ” How should boards incorporate a CIO director?

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4 Essential Lean & Agile Books

2020 IT Leader

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. That’s a good sign it’s worth sharing! 1-A bit […] The post 4 Essential Lean & Agile Books appeared first on 2020 IT Leader.

The CIO as Corporate Psychic

Harvard Business Review

Those are the kinds of questions that CIOs get all the time. Most CIOs don't like being cast in the role of corporate psychic, but there's nothing they can do about it. CIOs should mingle with vendors, customers, users, technologists, regulators, venture capitalists, and academics.

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Why delivering feedback is a two-way street

ReImagine Work

A version of this post originally ran in my column on the CIO online site on June 30, 2015. All Posts As Seen On cio coaching skills communication listening performanceWe know it’s important to present feedback so others hear you.

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12 Tweeters to watch at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit

2020 IT Leader

Digitally Confident CIO Events Lean IT Here is a list of 12 great people I’ll be following as I won’t be able to join the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit this week in London. Have a great time there!

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Should Your CIO Be Chief Digital Officer?

Harvard Business Review

CIOs who do great things in leading IT soon gain extra responsibilities. By helping business leaders to improve their businesses, the CIO becomes an obvious candidate to fill any open role that involves technology, process, or strong governance. Is your CIO ready for a CIO-Plus role?

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Why curiosity is key to managing conflict

ReImagine Work

All Posts As Seen On cio communication management performanceWhen I train people on coaching skills, one of my favorite discussions is about the value of expressing keen interest in your coachee.

The Dangerous Tension Between CMOs and CIOs

Harvard Business Review

However, a survey just conducted by Accenture Interactive (see The CMO-CIO Disconnect ) points to a downright unhealthy relationship in many C-Suites which can do nothing but damage to firms. Already, CIOs and CMOs spend more than 30 percent of their respective budgets on technology.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 9/30/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Shawn Hunter The Wisdom of Titans: Secrets of Success from Entrepreneurs Who Rose to the Top William Ferguson The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership […]. I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Out Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes G.

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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. Many CIOs have buckled under the CIO paradox, while others have managed to be effective despite it. The CIO In Crisis: What You Told Us. The Metamorphosis of the CIO.

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Lean IT Leadership: Top 10 lessons from Mike Orzen

2020 IT Leader

Anticipate & Build for the Future CIO Kaizen Lean Lean IT Technology Transformations Video

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Should CIOs Be Compliance Cops?

Harvard Business Review

So she asked her CIO if he could test that software out. The CIO said that he could, but that he'd want sign-off from the corporate counsel first. They asked their CIO to set up a "key word/key phrase" filter to identify and track the language they didn't like. The CIO acquiesced. They asked the CIO to give them a snapshot of employee social media behavior outside the firewall. The CIO. The CIOs I've listened to are really struggling with this issue.

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! So what can a CIO be held responsible for? What is clear is that they are not the sole responsibility of the CIO. CIOs Must Lead Outside of IT.

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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). But given that today's CMO is often the main connection between the consumer and the company, a strong relationship with the CIO can allow her to leverage technology to better understand those customers. When CMOs and CIOs collaborate, the relationship puts the business at a competitive advantage.

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