Breakthrough Series

Adoption: The Make-or-Break Component of Your IT Solution

Technology services have long since changed the way people engage and communicate with each other, but is internal IT communication engaging and transformative? A recent article in CIO states that “50% of IT leaders claim that a lack of communication talent is holding them back.”  Communication enables people within an organization to understand the value of …

IT Project Insanity: Doing the Same Thing, Expecting Different Results

In the 19 years I’ve worked in IT, I’ve seen hundreds of projects start out the same way, over and over again. Somehow, with each project, we expect better results than before, without making any significant adjustments to the way it is implemented.  As an industry, we will classically focus on budget, scope, design, architecture, timeline,…

How to Successfully Communicate Your IT Project

Part 2 of the Breakthrough IT Series Breaking through cultural barriers in an organization is more easily said than done. So, as we continue in this series, we’ll start with the foundation, communication. In an ever-connected era, language is the bedrock of culture. How we communicate matters – at home, at work, on social media,…

IT for People, Not People for IT

Part One of the Breakthrough Series Imagine a project in which everyone understands their role, they know what success looks like, and they’re working synchronously to achieve results. A project that is fully supported by the executive level and where the business actually understands and embraces the value the project will provide. We have seen…