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30 Rock Finale shows that it is hard to end on a high note, perhaps it is better just to move on.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 4, 2013

Last week I missed the series finale of 30 Rock due to bad weather delaying my flight by a few hours.  Good thing for HULU.  After watching the episode it...

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McKinsey Report Highlights Failure of Large Projects: why it is better to be small, particularly in IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 29, 2012

A recent set of studies published by McKinsey Quarterly provides further evidence that the bigger they are the harder they fall.  Given that the McKinsey Quarterly’s audience is predominantly business...

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We are addicted to change

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 9, 2012

Change is a constant.  That apparent contradiction makes perfect sense and is the foundation for many business strategies.  But if everything can change and does change on a regular basis,...

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Social Organizations transform culture from a constraint to a capability

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 23, 2012

Culture can be your organization’s greatest strength.  Too often it is the most powerful source of rigidity as cultural change takes time, disrupts operations and can be difficult.  This leads...

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Pick up your heels -- a new stance for IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 14, 2011

Most likely you are reading this sitting down.  If you could indulge me for a few minutes I would like to illustrate the need for IT to change in a...

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The difference between migration and transition

by Mark Mcdonald  |  August 29, 2011

We are all sometimes loose with terminology. Just consider terms like architecture, value, strategy and the like and its easy to see how the same words can have slightly different...

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Three things required to re-imagine benefits realization

by Mark Mcdonald  |  June 23, 2011

Benefits realization is rapidly becoming the critical business process for CIOs and IT as organizations call the value of IT into question. Traditionally, benefits realization has been assumed to be...

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What is the difference between remaking and re-imagining IT?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 11, 2011

CIOs see the need for change but it's often difficult to describe the type of change required.  Without a clear description of the particular type of change, we too often...

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The three C’s of effective change adoption and how you keep them in balance

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 9, 2011

A while back I wrote a few posts about how the “Changing nature of change” and it discussed how traditional change management techniques were evolving in the face of new...

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Reflections on Gartner's first CIO Leadership Forum in the Gulf Region

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 5, 2011

I am flying back from Dubai as I write this post following Gartner's first CIO Leadership Forum held in the Gulf Region last week.  It was a successful event by...

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