Innovation Value Networks

A couple of years ago I remember discussing Innovation Value Networks and how valuable they can be.  I was in a meeting recently that reminded me of that. As a recap of IVN – Innovation Value NetworkMy idea of this was that this was a group of people both internally and ext

Core or Context in Innovation

In a previous blog entitled "Evolution and Innovation"  I talked about a book we recently discussed at our Senge Circle called Dealing with Darwin.   A very interesting distinction was

Evolution and Innovation

I am reading a book called "Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution" by Geoffrey Moore.   We are discussing the book in our Senge Circle.  The book is quite interesting but a bit tedious when he uses Cisco as an exam

A Little Innovation for XMAS

So Jim did a post the other day on the use of the wii remote for new applications.  So those of you who know Graham and I we are HUGE fans of the use of whiteboards and such in the office.  At one of our clients we are lucky enough to have whiteboard walls.  Sadly when

Innovation – Time for Some Recognition

Well, it is not often you get an award from a client.  Well thanks to some hard work by Doug (one of our Senior Consultants) we/Doug received recognition on some work that was done. The Recognition – "Exemplifying Breakthrough Innovation" Well aint that a peach.&n

CoffeeCAST – #49 – Teradata Partners 2007 – Wednesday Closing General Session

Welcome to the 49th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X Ltd. Live from Las Vegas. Hello again from Vegas – baby.  We are coming close to covering the end of a great week at the Teradata 2007 Partners event.  The closing session was great, Graham and I continue with some

SOA Deployment Management

What’s in a word.  In deployments the nature of the words you use can kill you.  SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) is living proof of this opportunity for confusion. Remembering the fundamental guiding principles of SOA (see endnote below from wikipedia) we have an i

CoffeeCAST – #43 – Collaboration in the Enterprise

Welcome to the 43r CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X Ltd.  I finally had a chance to catch up with Rex Lee who I have known for a while and have been bugging to come onto the CoffeeCAST and he finally submitted on behalf of the kids 😉 We took the time to talk about somethin

When Process Kills

Earlier this week I talked about the value of process.  But what happens when the steps kill the project. This is where experience is crucial.  Being able to be comfortable and understanding the process you are working to follow allows you to be able to identify when a step

CoffeeCAST – #31 – Talking with Ellen Rubin of Netezza

Welcome to the 31st CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  Today I have Ellen Rubin, VP Marketing of Netezza joining me.  I would like to thank Brian over at Schwartz PR for helping set this up. So here I am enjoying a cup of Starbucks brewed at home as we are doing this over