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Why projects fail? Hint - It's not technical skills.

by Mike Rollings  |  March 28, 2013

A large area of concern for many Gartner clients is “How do I get a large organization to do new things, to collaborate effectively, and to improve overall delivery effectiveness?”...

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Career Survival Skills for Gearheads

by Mike Rollings  |  July 19, 2012

The Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) research team is fond of gearheads. You know, the technical professionals who get things done within organizations, the ones who find the answers. For...

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Taylorism - A Pox upon Agile

by Mike Rollings  |  April 11, 2011

This past Thursday my colleague Kirk Knoernschild pointed out a blog post by Alistair Cockburn about Taylorism creeping into the world of agile. Alistair’s post ignited a discussion within Gartner’s...

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The burden we create by what we value

by Mike Rollings  |  December 10, 2010

The notion of value is ambiguous and abstract.  An object or an act is not intrinsically valuable.  We define what is valuable.  We have a choice. Some cultures decided that...

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IT Value and Delusions of Effectiveness

by Mike Rollings  |  November 15, 2010

Too many times I speak with people in organizations who proudly state that they know and achieve their priorities.  What once was a hidden list of projects is now given...

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Demonstrating EA and IT Value is not Theoretical

by Mike Rollings  |  October 29, 2010

Recently, Twitter #entarch has erupted in the recurring discussion about the value of enterprise architecture. I say 'recurring' because illustrating value is a constant challenge for IT and especially for...

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Is an Enterprise Architect the Medieval Barber?

by Mike Rollings  |  September 15, 2010

My father was a barber but he was a specialist focused on grooming.  Back in medieval days you could go to a barber for just about anything.  You could receive...

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Altered States: When IT Cannot Deliver

by Mike Rollings  |  July 14, 2010

What alternative causes and actions should an organization consider when business demand has exceeded IT’s capability to deliver? The first reaction that many organizations have to “IT cannot deliver” is...

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