CAP – Looking for Mr/Ms. Right-for-the-job

You’ve been assigned the task of looking for two new employees. The skills you require are blah blah blah technical stuff, a degree in yah-yah, x years of work experience, a self starter with good communications skills and the ability to work in a dynamic team environment.

Global Delivery Models

With the continued growth and evolution of the global delivery model I thought I would go back to some thoughts that have always been bantered back and forth in regards to vendor approach to this sort of environment.  For the sake of this discussion let’s create three bucke

CoffeeCAST – #26 – Organizational Thinking

Welcome to the 26th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  It has been a hectic week so we are starting a little late… and yes you are with me again today. I think you will find today covers some interesting topics.  Having followed the writting of Robert Schaffer in Rap

David Maister Blog

Jim and I have been following David’s blog and podcasts and really been enjoying this, especially in light of the work we have been doing to internalize Robert Schaffer‘s Rapid Results approach.  This post just jumped right off the page when I read it – Passion,

Ownership and Responsibility

In this weeks CoffeeCAST I mentioned Governance and Oversight as it relates to sourcing strategies.  I was in a meeting right after that and talking with a client where we were talking about ownership and responsibility of actions and results.  Take for example: Your auditor

Successful Consulting Projects

Often when a consultant is hired the client really wants to try some new approach to solve a problem.  The challenge for the consultant is to shape an engagement to improve the situation.  However the real skill is not simply do the task requested but leave the organization

What Have You Learned Today?

In a meeting this morning talking about Rapid Results, we started to talk about learning and more particularly post-mortem or project wrap-up learning sessions.  It made me pause and think of all the past versions of these sorts of sessions I have been to and what was missing: Di

Deliverable vs Result

So as I have been delving deeper into Rapid Results and it’s nuances as we finalize our service offering around it I was exposed to a subtle shift of thought. The difference between a deliverable and a result.  Those of us who come from IT are incessently forcused on delive

Consultant In The Middle

The world’s leading consultant on Data Warehousing, Greg Bound, was called by Tom Clark, the CEO of one to Fortune 50 companies, to come and talk to him about a problem he has.  Greg is excited at the opportunity and goes to the meeting eagerly.    Tom says that S

CoffeeCAST – #20 – A Year in Review

Welcome to the 20th Episode of the CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  So this CoffeeCAST happens to coincide with Project X’s 1st Anniversary. So as you can imagine, I grabbed Graham, my co-Founder and we decided to sit down and share a view of our year in review.  W