CoffeeCAST – #28 – Disruption, Evolution and Change

Welcome to the 28th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  Oh my god get ready to put those white shoes away it is almost labour day.  So it is a lovely day here and Labour Day is almost upon us. With all the activity over the last couple of weeks I have done some thinking on

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

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

CoffeeCAST – #25 – Mind Shift

Welcome to the 25th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  We are just coming off a long weekend in Canada (Simcoe day in Ontario).  A great weekend and a time to develop some discussion ideas.  Today I fly solo and discuss the idea of the ability to do a mind shift.  So in to

CoffeeCAST – #21 – A Discussion on Faster Change

Welcome to the 21st CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  It has been a great week with some wonderful client conversations.  They got me thinking about Innovation, Rapid Results and Speed to Market and when I was talking with Michael Ianni-Palarchio (MIP from mipsscan) about

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

CoffeeCAST – #19 – Jim and I on The Blog

Welcome to the 19th Episode of the CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X. I had a chance this week to sit down with Jim (a regular poster and past guest on the CoffeeCAST) where we talked about some of the topics that I have been exploring on the blog.  Through the discussion w

CoffeeCAST – #16 – Business Program Management

Welcome to the 16th Episode of the CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X. Today I welcome Kim a Program Manager at a large Financial Services organization.  Kim came from the IT ranks and then moved onto the business side where whe is running a fairly significant program.  Toda

CoffeeCAST – #14 – A Visit to India

Welcome to the 14th Episode of the CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X. This week we are podcasting from the Bloor and Jarvis having just finished a Senge Circle meeting.  I still have most of my Starbucks Venti red-eye and Mark has a new cup of tea.  Mark Dymond of IBM is ba

Breakthrough Criteria – Resources Available

Another important criterion for the breakthrough approach is that the resources, including money, people and technology be available.  This means that you have the money and the people and the approvals already in hand to do the project.  Without these items being in place,