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Welcome to the 2012 Gartner Symposium ITXPO: Orlando

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 21, 2012

It's October.  It’s Orlando.  It must be time for Gartner Symposium.  This year’s event represents a pivotal time for CIOs and IT particularly as the world makes the transition between...

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What are the requirements CIOs expect from a Tier 1 service provider?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 16, 2012

A significant uptick in dissatisfaction with service providers is one of the trends I have noticed in the last six months.  Many CIOs are either actively switching service providers, in...

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Business value is in your hand – the five questions to ask to create a compelling case for change.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 2, 2011

Raising business impact is something that CIOs and IT professionals have sought for years.  The goal has led to the development of ‘tools’ ranging from new IT metrics, program/project management,...

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Thinking Small about your IT organization: Mosaic vs. Monolith

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 7, 2011

The IT organization structure is more than boxes in an organization chart.  The IT organization and the decisions it contains have a significant influence on IT performance, capability and process. ...

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The Lean Startup: a book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 23, 2011

A must read for anyone to looking to start something new either in a new company or within a company – Five Stars Every organization faces the need to create...

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Thinking Small -- Creating value rather than controlling costs

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 14, 2011

Leading CIOs have been re-imaging IT in the face of changing business priorities, technology innovation and resource realities.  This is leading some to adopt a new way of thinking about...

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It is time for IT to 'THINK small.'

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 12, 2011

IT trends and transformations over the past decade have been driven by a common theme: reducing cost.  CIO-led initiatives for outsourcing, consolidation, shared services, applying lean manufacturing principles, have all...

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Managing accretive leaders and accretive change.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  August 5, 2011

An accretive leader is one that allows individual changes to build up, one on top of the other, with little consideration of the cumulative effect of change on the firms. ...

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Are you an accretive leader?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  August 1, 2011

Leaders are responsible for raising performance through having a vision and creating successful change.  When this happens, leaders are praised and rewarded for creating new processes, products and organizational capability....

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Lean IT - Muda Matters

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 13, 2011

Blogging Note:  Like Gary Trudeau I am taking a week off from blogging, but I would like to share a past post that may be helpful. The original posts were...

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