Tag Archives: business

A Project Portfolio Management Approach

By | June 22, 2013

Tweet I introduced an approach to project portfolio managment (PPM) to my IT team at the American University of Sharjah.  After 9 months here, I have a real sense that we were doing too many projects for the resources that we had available.   The result of trying to do too much was that our… Read More »

An Approach To Project Assessments

By | December 2, 2012

Tweet Every IT leader at one point or another will be asked to conduct project assessments.  Sometimes it is a project that was initiated by your department and others it is a project that was started in a different part of your organization.  Rarely are successful projects reviewed (even though we should, as we are… 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 »

Social Media Guidelines – part 3

By | April 20, 2012

Tweet This is part three of my Social Media Guideline series and the final post in the series. Social media is becoming a mainstay in how we engage and collaborate with our colleagues, peers and customers.  With the introduction of social media tools into our businesses, there is a need to develop some guidelines and… Read More »

Social Media Guidelines – part 2

By | April 19, 2012

Tweet This is part two of my Social Media Guideline series. Social media is becoming a mainstay in how we engage and collaborate with our colleagues, peers and customers.  With the introduction of social media tools into our businesses, there is a need to develop some guidelines and polices.  I am working on a social… Read More »

Social Media Guidelines – part 1

By | April 18, 2012

Tweet Social media is becoming a mainstay in how we engage and collaborate with our colleagues, peers and customers.  With the introduction of social media tools into our businesses, there is a need to develop some guidelines and polices.  I am working on a social media strategy for the HEITBC consortium in British Columbia.  … 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 »

Social in the Enterprise

By | January 29, 2012

Tweet JP Ranganswami posted an article that resonated with the work I am doing on my MSc as well as some thinking about social enterprise in my day job.  Please take the time to read JP’s post Thinking about the Social Enterprise and Flow, it will definitely stimulate and challenge your thinking about how people… 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 »