A New Methodolgy – AIM

One of the things consultants struggle with is how much one should be involved in the clients problems.  Should one simply collect data, analyse and report or should you get involve in making it happen?   In discussion with one of my partners who wanted to be actively i

CoffeeCAST – #4 – Profitability Analysis with Howard Morton

Welcome to the 4th Episode of Coffee Conversations with Stephen Hayward of Project X. Today we will be talking with Howard Morton, Managing Partner of Boardwalk International Advisors (www.bia-inc).  In today’s conversation we will be talking about the following: Howard’s

Agile (a great diagram) and SOA

I ran across this great image overviewing Agile development by Dion Hinchcliffe and thought I would share it as this methodology aligns very nicely with innovation, time-boxing and Project X thinks this will emerge as one of the standard SOA development methodologies and are working t

Enterprise Information Management – SWAT Tools

As a follow up to my previous post I thought I would briefly talk about the weapons or tools our SWAT team may leverage.  As we know a wrench can be used as a hammer, but it is better to use a hammer. The discussion below is to overview some of the tools in each are we are using

SWAT Teams

SWAT – Special Weapons and Tactics we all know the music from the TV show. (image courtesy of the movie SWAT). What I mean in this case is a little less intense and more about an offshoot of the building of innovation value networks.  Just as in the SWAT example this is a t

The Power of Three

I once worked for a guy that told me that to be successful I needed to do three things at work.  The first was the job I was hired to do (the compete job description) and excel at that and then two other things that helped the organization. It never really dawned on me as to the

The Read/Write Web – the Evoluition to Software as a Service

The evolution of the ASP seems to be a very hot topic.  We all know and embrace SalesForce.com and it has been around for a while.  But this seems to really have taken on a new meaning when wrapping it into just Software-as-a-service. The reason I bring this up is that with

CoffeeCAST – #1 – Innovation with MIP

This is a first of Episode of Coffee Conversations. Today we will be talking with Michael Ianni-Palarchio (MIP)  in regards to: Innovation Approach to client success Focus on Business not Technology. So please enjoy, feel free to comment and have a great day. Our Podcast is available

Enterprise Search – A step Forward

I was pleased to see the announcement yesterday between "Google, BearingPoint Form Corporate Search Alliance" it brings some credibility to the idea.  But I worry that it will take it in the wrong direction, because if this is to succeed it needs to be EASY to USE. 

GM’s New Outsourcing – Did it Get the Value?

Back on December 15th I wrote about having read about GM’s new strategy (blog).  Well the verdict came out on Feb. 2nd see the Business Week article – GM’s Landmark in IT Outsourcing.  I am not sure what to think about this… The actual contracts are n