The Digital Transformation Stalemate

In the close to 60 years that I have been working in and around the information technology (IT) space, we have experienced, and are continuing to experience extraordinary advances in computing power, storage and communications capabilities, and in how we interface and interact with all this. In today’s digital world, technology is no longer aContinue reading “The Digital Transformation Stalemate”

Changing Culture to Maximize Enterprise Value

I recently gave a webinar to the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK on this topic. I’m providing a brief summary of the webinar in this post, and you can watch the actual Webinar here. The webinar starts ~ 2mins 35 secs into the recording and is ~50 mins long. At the endContinue reading “Changing Culture to Maximize Enterprise Value”

Moving Beyond Words to Action – Part 3

Part 3: Time for Action Taking action to address the problem The previous two articles in this series discussed the problem of realizing value from IT-enabled change, and the underlining causes of the problem. This final article in the series discusses the path forward. When there is understanding of the problem, and the desire andContinue reading “Moving Beyond Words to Action – Part 3”

Moving Beyond Words to Action – Part 2

Part 2: Underlying Causes Governance as a panacea Whilst IT governance has come to prominence over the last few years, the current approach to IT governance will not address the question of value. Recent research from UAMS[1] suggests that the focus of IT governance continues to be on the more  operational IT issues with littleContinue reading “Moving Beyond Words to Action – Part 2”

Moving Beyond Words to Action

“After all is said and done, there is more said than done” This material was originally posted ~10 years ago. I lost it when my website imploded a few weeks ago. A colleague sent me a copy of this post, saying that it was still really relevant today. Having read through it, I agree with himContinue reading “Moving Beyond Words to Action”

Beating the Odds at the Digital Casino

Note: This post originally appeared on the Institute for Digital Transformation Site in February – I have updated it slightly to include here. We are living today in the middle of a “perfect storm” of digitally-enabled business, societal and individual transformation. The pace and reach of this transformation has accelerated exponentially since 1963 when IContinue reading “Beating the Odds at the Digital Casino”

Digital Transformation – Guiding Principles

Digital Transformation is an evolving journey – a journey without end. The Guiding Principles below are intended to help organizations successfully navigate that that journey. Culture and Mindset: Digital transformation is about much more than technology – it is fundamentally about culture and mindset and requires moving beyond a technology mindset to a business valueContinue reading “Digital Transformation – Guiding Principles”

Breaking Free of the Industrial Age Mindset

A search for Digital Transformation on Google finds ~500,000,000 results, which is likely close to ~500,000,000 more than would have been found only a decade ago. However, finding a clear, let alone consistent definition is more difficult. The term is not well understood, and all too often grossly misused. Part of the reason for thisContinue reading “Breaking Free of the Industrial Age Mindset”

Fear, Frustration and Hope in a Covid-19 Threatened Digital World

We live in unprecedented times. With Covid19, we are in a global war with an invisible enemy – a war in which we are both potential victims of, and foot-soldiers for that enemy. We all live in fear for ourselves, and even more so for our families – our parents, children and grandchildren, as wellContinue reading “Fear, Frustration and Hope in a Covid-19 Threatened Digital World”

The Dark Side of Digital

In 2013, I wrote a post reflecting on my 50 years in IT, and the pursuit of value from the use of IT. I described the changes that had occurred over that time since I started my working life as a computer operator on an IBM 1401, which had a (not really published as such)Continue reading “The Dark Side of Digital”