Job Opportunities @ Project X

Hello everyone, Project X is going through a growth spurt and are looking for some great people to do awesome things with us and for our clients.  Here are what we are looking for: ETL Developers (Intermediate to Senior) – Ascential DataStage, Sunopsis BEA Developers (Senio

Risk or Uncertainty

In project delivery, often we are asked to organize, study and plan for project risk.  The classic Risk Assessment excercise where you identify issues (real, probable or made up) and assign a probability metric to a future event.  This suggests Risk is measurable probability

Project Assessment Questions

A good friend, Mike Howe, had some really neat questions to assess the state of a project.   They mostly related to the way the project was organized.  His first question was "Who cares?"  He wanted to know who really wanted the project to succeed. 

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

Enterprise Application Success

Just catching up from the lovely long weekend – fully unplugged even my Treo was off. I follow James Governor’s blog and he has a great post on Where and How SOA works: Some Buckets. Here are his observations: 1. They have a single person ultimately responsible for SOA who

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 – #18 – A Talk with Ted

Welcome to the 18th Episode of the CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X. As of late I have been interested to see how Process and Organizational change are supported in Enterprise Data Warehousing as the business intelligence gets plugged back into the business continuum.  Tod