The session format had a panel of HR and Talent Recruitment leaders answering questions and providing guidance on the current employment market. The questions posed were very interesting focusing on the fundamental challenges Technology Leaders face in recruiting talented people to our companies in the Vancouver area.
I posted earlier on “Where should IT sit in the reporting structure?” I did more research and found this very interesting paper: CIO Reporting Structure, Strategic Positioning, and Firm Performance: To Whom Should the CIO Report? The authors state that the reporting structure for a CIO depends on the strategic positioning of the firm. In… Read more »
I have been a strong advocate of implementing Personal Learning Plans (PLP) for employees for years. This concept was introduced to me during my years working at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. I used the Personal Learning Plan process to help my teams improve their abilities in the jobs they have and to advance their… Read more »
Where do we place IT in the reporting structure of an organization? The topic of reporting structure and IT’s placement has nagged me for years. The typical answer for IT reporting structure is “it depends” and that is not wrong. Based on my experiences, I am firmly convinced that IT needs to report to the Chancellor/President/CEO, essentially… Read more »
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Career Path for Management Roles There are three job descriptions in the management career path for our IT department. The entry level position is Team Leader. The Team Leader role has day to day operational responsibility for the services delivered by their team. The role also has tactical responsibility for project resourcing and reports to… Read more »
Career Path for Client Services Roles There are four job descriptions in the client services career path for our IT department. The entry level position is Student Worker. This role supports the staff on the IT Service Desk and allows us to extend our hours of service to the University. The next level is Client… Read more »
There are two job descriptions in the project management career path for our IT department.
Career Path for Administration Roles There are two job descriptions in the administrative career path for our IT department. The entry level position is Administrative Assistant. This role supports the Director of Information Technology with basic administrative functions. The next and final level is Technical Services Coordinator. This role continues to provide all the basic… Read more »
Dr W. Edwards Deming’s work on quality control provided guidance for management and team development. We reviewed Dr W. Edwards Deming’s work on quality control in Japan in one of my project management courses. Deming is best known for his focus on quality and improvement. Many of us are familiar with Deming’s Cycle for Improvement: (PDCA)… Read more »