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Hurrah for Hoshin

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 8, 2019

Today’s Wall Street Journal article on Larry Culp and his plans to fix GE included this “Now Mr. Culp has begun rolling out Hoshin Kanri, a Japanese strategic planning process...

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Enterprise Architecture: Why aren’t more organizations moving from good to great?

by James Mcgovern  |  April 7, 2017

Gartner publishes thought provoking research on the discipline of enterprise architecture. We aid our clients in developing their vision to stage planning a Business-Outcome-Driven Enterprise Architecture. We even provide a...

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Enterprise Architecture and Lean Thinking: Part One

by James Mcgovern  |  April 5, 2017

Prior to joining Gartner, I was an Enterprise Architect practitioner for a Fortune 100 enterprise that embraced Lean Thinking. The principles of driving both business-outcome driven EA and holistic technology...

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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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