Data Governance Part 2 Process Design Continued

In Data Governance – Part 1, I presented the idea that data governance process should mirror other cross functional management processes in an organization.   The design of an effective process is a challenge and must fit within the organizational culture. An o

Data Governance Part 1 Design of the Process

Data warehouse projects present a specific set of challenges for an organization.  While most IT projects exist within a particular part of an organization, and are managed within that part of the organization, a data warehouse is there to answer business questions across differ

Outside the Box is NOT Outside the Corporate Structure

Thinking or acting outside of the box can sometimes be perceived as rash or brazen behaviour in some organiztions.  I was in an internal meeting yesterday where I was the client and I was reminded about the challenge that process and outside the box thinking often have, so though

Collaboration in the Enterprise

One of the interesting things about social computing and it’s evolution is the applicability in the Enterprise.  As organizations grow, the ability to communicate ideas and learning becomes more difficult. The web has done wonders in enabling this sort of shared conversatio

Myth of the Management Committee

One of Peter Senge’s learning disabilities of organizations is the myth of the management committee.   How many times have you said to yourself or others "Management should ……."  We seem to have the perception that management’s role is

Context Switching

I had the good fortune tonight to run into a great post over on Joel Spolsky where he is talking about the impact in really any situation where you are heads down focused on a goal and someone comes and interrupts you to ask a question or maybe you get sidelined onto a short lived ini

CoffeeCAST – #35 – Projects the Challenge

Welcome to the 35th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X. I have put together a smaller show after some reflection on some projects I have been involved with over the pas little while.  I hope you will join in with your thoughts and give me your perspective . Today I will disc

What’s it Going to be – Team Work

So there is a show that my 3 1/2 year old son likes to watch with some household rodent pets that sing a song and talk about "Team Work".  Enclosed is Thomas singing this for our entertainment.  He and I are always singing the song and talking about conflict resolu

CoffeeCAST – #33 – Process, People and Projects

Welcome to the 33rd CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  OK, so I have been busy and have not had a chance to record a CoffeeCAST.  So I got up early this morning, brewed a pot of coffee (Starbucks of course) and recorded some thoughts that I hoped would be of interest. Toda

Value of Process

I was in a lunch meeting the other day talking about sales process and delivery process.  Though both are unrelated from a task point of view, I find the use of process and it’s value the same. Both Steve White (over at Effectivation) and I agreed that the true value of the