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Blaming sales or has sales technology outpaced sales management?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 22, 2013

There is much to talk about in last week’s news of the Free Fall in PC sales, IBM’s results and potential sale of its server business.  Coupled with prior misses...

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Enterprise architects, creationism and absolutism

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 19, 2012

This blog post is going to get me into  trouble, but I think that the issue is worth discussing, so I wince as I hit the publish button, but here...

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Signs of weak analysis and advice

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 3, 2012

If information is power, then information is more equal than others. It can be difficult to separate the strong from the weak, particularly in todays modern media world where everyone...

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Is the quality of executive sponsorship falling?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 6, 2012

Every business book you read says that you need to have ‘executive sponsorship’ for any major initiative.  Fail to involve the executives and you are likely to fail.  That advice...

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Hiding reality from your CEO -- a sign of weak management

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 5, 2011

I was at a large conference recently and I noticed a very helpful ad hoc tool a team had developed.  The tool was a list of people and rooms taped...

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Are you leaving your project managers stranded on an island?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 16, 2011

Project management performance and capability is a perennial issue among IT leaders.  Project management is critical to the success of IT and the organization.   Given the dismal rate of project...

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Does your organization have a Technology Attention Deficit?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 28, 2011

Technology Attention Deficit  (TAD) refers to the degree to which your company chases new technologies and solutions only to move onto the next big thing. Using the description of an...

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Drive out FEAR, UNCERTAINTY AND DOUBT from the root.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 22, 2011

Technology is a complex and confusing industry and therefore subject to miss-information either by accident or by plan.  This post deals with the impact of that complexity and how it...

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Overcoming the achievement paradox

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 9, 2011

Last week's events and the general reaction to them reminded me that for every achievement there is a criticism of that achievement.  Reach a goal and rather than celebration or...

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We have the same list, therefore we are aligned -- NOT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 29, 2011

The prior post discussed a comparison between CEO and CIO priorities and the observation that the two are more aligned then many would want.   This post talks the limited value...

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