“A man in a hot air balloon is lost. He sees a man on the ground and reduces height to speak to him. “Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?” “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering thirty feet above this field,” comes the reply. “You must work in Information Technology,” says the … Read more
Edward Taaffe has a 10 year record of achievement in project and Programme management in both the private and public sectors ranging from negotiating with local authorities to use centralised shared services to introducing ground breaking technology to government and convincing them of the benefits of early adoption. Previously and interspersed with this, he has … Read more
If you run a recruitment agency and you need to ensure you most important client gets the best possible service, then invest in a little help from someone who understands the challenges and knows what it takes to do the job. Many hirers, especially at the more senior levels and interim hirers are not themselves … Read more
Imagine the scene. The great and the good of the Polynesians gather in front of the cave where dwells Kane the great god of wealth and power eager for a sign of some sort that will guide them in their quest. In the cave is the devious son of the Islands only coconut farmer and … Read more
When I was a developer in the late (90s, I had the benefit of having started my career in marketing and combined with an overdose of enthusiasm and self-confidence, I thought I knew better than anyone about how the product should be designed. Not that many years later I was in charge of Product development … Read more
Cost overruns, missed schedules and quality issues. These were the reasons cited for the development of Scrum. Management also wants to harvest the business value expected from new software sooner, while using fewer resources Breaking a traditional process up into small increments solves all of these problems. MSFis a wonderful example of this apart from … Read more
I wrote previously about the Product Ownership in my blog Product Ownership the great let down in that blog I discussed the importance of stage gates as a safeguard when developing products for a crowded marketplace, especially new or very different products. The MRD is typically the final output of a Product Manager exploring a … Read more
Don’t let this reference to red tape fool you. It is mission critical to understand the difference between vital process and red tape and it’s not always immediately obvious.
The key to cost cutting in any area is knowing what to cut. The word we are after is waste, but even that can be misleading. In the world of Lean everything outside of the critical value adding moment is deemed to be waste, but nobody imagines that you can eliminate most of it let alone all.
Get your Bridger badge and get a link to your web site or profile. Background to the bridger group. Recent research has returned a unanimous demand for a bigger effort from IT professionals to communicate with businesses, to serve business need and to become more user friendly. While there are rights and wrongs and more … Read more