CoffeeCAST – #54 – Process

 Welcome to the 54th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X Ltd. I hope all is well with everyone.  I have asked Michael Ianni-Palarchio to join me today where we will be discussing: Misalignment between scope estimation and the truth Lowball Estimates and Change Request to deat

Communication, Understanding and Testing

Testing is often the ugly step sister of IT.  So it is often marginalized and sometimes forgotten. Lately I have seen the opposite effect and that scares me as much as the other.  One of the indicators is in communicating what testing is required.  For me this is the dr

CoffeeCAST – #29 – Working with Vendors and Technology

Welcome to the 29th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  I have been having a good weekend and near the end of last week, I sat down with our friend MIP to talk about some experiences of late on working with vendors and technology in general. So we sat down in a Starbucks at

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

CoffeeCAST – #26 – Organizational Thinking

Welcome to the 26th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  It has been a hectic week so we are starting a little late… and yes you are with me again today. I think you will find today covers some interesting topics.  Having followed the writting of Robert Schaffer in Rap

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

Software as a Service and Business Intelligence

Colin White over at the B*eye network has a great article describing an evolution to Software as a Service 2.0 (Saas 2.0). He starts by breaking down types of services into three types: On-Damand Software Purchasing On-Demand IT SOA On-Demand Application Services He then goes on to de

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