Business Strategy

Some people in this high paced environment want their business to have quick success.  They want to hit the grand slam homerun.  In my experience, the most successful people are in business because it is something they want to do as opposed to quick success.  I think th

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

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

It’s All About the Results

I remember when I first went into sales there were all sorts of things that we learned.  But ultimately it all boils down to results.  The same is in public companies.  People hold their collective breath until results come out and then judge their actions accoridingly

Rapid Results – What do We Need

I am not sure I have run into a business over the last two years who didn’t say they needed something important done and could not wait for the time being given from delivery.  Just a couple of weeks ago in talking with a Telco CIO he talked about the speed with which their

Rapid Results – A brief Intro

In passing over the past couple of months we have introduced this topic, but I thought I would take a brief moment to explain why we think it is important and what it means to us.  For more information go to Robert Schaffer’s web-site as he is the person who introduced it t

Innovation without Execution

Over the past few weeks we have been really drilling into results oriented approaches.  As this is an innovative approach to delivering results I have been thinking on the value of execution as being equivalent to innovation. Innovation without Execution is useless.  I often

Predictive Analytics or Active Data Warehousing

Yesterday in Canada there was an announcement in the news that SAS has implemented software designed to improve revenue optimization, planning and forecasting over at Hudsons Bay Company (HBC). This is great news for HBC and hopefully it will help them do what they have been doing inu

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

Is Information Technology an Ecosystem or Part of One

I have been pondering over the past couple of months the use of the word Ecosystem as it relates to Data.  I have been trying as part of the reference architecture development to come up with non-technical words that describe source to business intelligence and at one time was th