Visual Management Board for Lean IT

A note from my Lean journey A few years ago I was introduced to Lean concepts and principles at work. After several months of studying the topic I realized that many of my professional activities for both managing processes and people already mapped to some of the core components of Read More …

Corralling your task list and action items

The Chaotic Symphony. Throughout the course of a typical week in the office I attract action items and tasks like mosquitos on a summer night. They appear from every direction and often without notice as part of what I call organizational entropy. Most professional workers today have this dilemma because Read More …

Rethink IT Compliance

Compliance initiatives are viewed from the wrong lens. Every week I look at requests and responses for technology and security compliance matters. Typically, I communicate this information with compliance based personnel for a customer, the sales organization, or the lawyers. The focus of process is to get answers to check Read More …

Dunking IT Developers in the river

My disclaimer this week is that I’m writing about an idea in my head. This is not something I’ve tried and have first-hand experience to report. But I’ve got feeling this idea will hold water if we can determine the logistics to make it happen. This I believe. Setting context. Read More …

Rethink email attachments

Ease of use wins the day. Attaching documents to email is perhaps the most-used business workflow invention in the last 20 years. I don’t think this feature of email was intended to become so intertwined in business workflows. But it’s so easy to click, attach, and send that the procedure Read More …