Tech Decision Maker

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  • Michael Krigsman // January 12, 2009, 3:21 AM PST

    CIO strategy: 10 qualities of IT greatness

    CIO success depends on connecting the chaotic IT environment to high-level strategic and business priorities that matter to the broader organization. Take a look at this list of 10 qualities of IT departments that have successfully bridged the strategic gap.


  • Toni Bowers // January 7, 2009, 10:17 PM PST

    Can employee assessment tests help cut down on bad hires?

    Bad hires and subsequent turnover can cost a company a lot of money and reflect badly on a manager's ability to find the right people. Can assessment tests help?


  • Michael Krigsman // January 6, 2009, 7:31 AM PST

    Five strategies for 2009 IT gold

    Michael Krigsman offers strategies that will help your IT projects be successful this year. The five points cover relationships between IT and its environment, as well as address culture and process.


  • Ramon Padilla jr. // January 6, 2009, 1:10 AM PST

    What to do when you have to lay off staff

    Layoffs are all over the news. Anyone who has ever experienced a layoff know all too well the pain involved. This column,however, is about the flip side of the layoff situation - having to be the one who has to decide who to layoff and then performing the unseemly deed.


  • John McKee // February 25, 2009, 4:03 AM PST

    Case Study - is she "promotable"?

    Many people who have been promoted would have been better off if they'd stayed where they were. In this blog, leadership coach John M McKee shares a real life case study on the issue.


  • Michael Krigsman // February 22, 2009, 2:34 PM PST

    Follow-up: Duration reporting in California's IT strategic plan

    Representatives for California's CIO Teri Takai explain how the duration reporting discrepancies Michael Krigsman previously identified arose from "unclear language" and "nomenclature."


  • John McKee // February 19, 2009, 8:38 AM PST

    3 proven success tips for IT leaders

    Many IT leaders say they don't have the experience to push hard for what they believe is right for the company. In this article, leadership coach John M McKee offer 3 success tips to make it easier to make the right decision.


  • Paul Glen // February 18, 2009, 10:05 PM PST

    Monitor project progress by using micro-deliverables

    Micro-deliverables allow you to effectively gauge the health of a project. Paul Glen offers four simple rules to follow when planning for and using micro-deliverables.


  • Justin James // February 16, 2009, 10:00 PM PST

    Easily manage software projects with Lighthouse

    Need to get a handle on a software development project? Justin James suggests considering Artifact Software's Lighthouse, which makes it easier to manage software projects.


  • Scott Lowe // November 6, 2008, 12:30 PM PST

    Managing an identity crisis with identity management software

    Adequate management of access and identities across a myriad of systems and platforms gets more and more important every day. Besides the obvious security benefits to implementing a structured identity management program, there are efficiency gains to be had. Scott Lowe explains his identity management scenario at Westminster College.


  • Michael Krigsman // December 30, 2008, 4:00 PM PST

    IT ethics and the recession

    Michael Krigsman takes a look at the results of a recent survey about the recession's effect on work ethics. He advises employers not to underestimate the level of stress the recession causes workers.


  • Michael Krigsman // December 23, 2008, 4:45 PM PST

    Requirements and failure: Interview with CA's SVP of IT governance

    Helge Scheil explores the link between upfront requirements analysis and project success, the role of project portfolio management software in managing requirements, and more.


  • Scott Lowe // December 21, 2008, 1:29 PM PST

    Rethinking the desktop: What is the goal?

    Although VDI is becoming more and more popular and Westminster College was well down the path toward moving forward with an implementation, serious reconsideration has resulted in this project taking a back seat while the college's IT team works out long-standing desktop management dilemmas. Read more.


  • Tom Mochal // December 17, 2008, 9:29 PM PST

    Top five reasons organizations fail at project management

    Why are so many organizations still so bad at project management? An expert ponders this question through many consulting and training engagements and ranks his top five reasons below.


  • John McKee // December 11, 2008, 3:31 AM PST

    Stress getting worse? Try this

    Today more than ever, it's important that you're operating at your peak. Business demands are increasing, and keeping at the top of your game is even more important. Here, leadership coach John M McKee shares some ideas that his clients have used successfully to deal with stress effectively.