Category Archives: strategic planning

Leveraging Roadmaps to Link Business and Technology

By | December 8, 2012

Tweet Enterprise Architects have used roadmaps as a standard model to describe the transition from the current state architecture to the future state architecture.   Many of my fellow enterprise architects have described the many different ways to create a roadmap and to show how they link to an organization’s strategic goals.  Nick Malik (@nickmalik)… Read More »

Higher Ed CIO Challenge 1 – Globalization of Education

By | July 3, 2012

Tweet This is the first of a three part series on Challenges for Higher Education CIOs – Globalization of Education. The delivery of education has become a global business.  The number of students from K to 12 aged populations in North America are decreasing, putting pressure on education institutions to look for customers in global… Read More »

Challenges for Higher Education CIOs

By | June 30, 2012

Tweet This is the introductory post describing three challenges for higher education Chief Information Officers. Higher education is evolving and adapting which presents challenges to the traditional approaches to IT service delivery.  This section explores three challenges facing Higher Education CIOs: Globalization of Education Consumerization of IT Cloud Computing Services. The first challenge facing CIOs… Read More »

Our Students: Products or Customers?

By | April 14, 2012

Tweet I was part of a discussion about our students.  I was in a great session at SGHE Summit Conference facilitated by my good friend Brian Knotts (@brian_knotts) titled the Future of ERP. The discussion began with a suggestion from me that our higher education institutions need to find ways to become “open, candid and… Read More »

Business Analytics Anyone?

By | January 11, 2012

Tweet Today, I participated in a focus group to help start up the BCIT School of Business Business Analytics Centre of Excellence.  The room was full of Business Intelligence/Analytics/Insight leaders from around Vancouver.  We were brought together by Ed Bosman and Karen Plesner both instructors in the BCIT School of Business.  Karen facilitated a two hour… Read More »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Institutional Effectiveness

By | February 4, 2011

Tweet David Raney MD, CEO Nuventive How do you achieve Institutional Effectiveness? What questions do you need to answer? are your core learning outcomes improving? how do you assess institutional performance? how do you measure strategic goals? … The Growing Challenges of Accountability – many challenges here centred around disconnect between data and planning What is… Read More »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Data Center Management

By | February 2, 2011

Tweet Rick Bakken, Senior Director, Data Center Evangelism, Microsoft Corporation Delivering Infrastructure to the Cloud Data Center Innovation – asked the question “Why are we building giant refrigerators for our data centers?”  In the Chicago data center, there are two floors.  Top floor is standard raised floor and the bottom floor is container based servers.  Made a… Read More »

Forrester Top 15 Technology Trends – Webinar Notes

By | January 27, 2011

Tweet Gene Leganza (@gleganza) VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research Inc discusses and presents on Technology Trends.  Gene used the following criteria (Impact, Newness, Complexity) to help describe the trends. In Oct 2010, Gene wrote about the Top 15 Technology Trends on his Forrester blog.  Gene published a table of the top trends here. On Jan… Read More »

More on Toyota’s A3 Process …

By | January 26, 2011

Tweet After my original post about Toyota’s A3 Process, I received several tweets and comments about the use of the A3 Process in organizations. Redge posted a great comment: Having worked in the automotive industry and as a supplier to Toyota, I can attest to the value of the A3 format for problem solving. The… Read More »

Adding Toyota’s A3 Report Process to your EA Toolkit

By | January 16, 2011

Tweet Joe McKendrick (@joemckendrick) wrote about Lean IT on ZDNet on Dec 27, 2010 titled Eight steps to achieve lean  IT. In his set of steps, Joe mentioned the Toyota A3 Report approach to looking at problems and A3 Thinking.   He refers to this site about the A3 Process.  You can download a template here.… Read More »