Project Managers, the really good ones, should feel very excited about their future. They have the core to great leadership – which most others do not. Filling the gaps for an executive position should be easy.
Project managers are some of the best candidates to fill an executive role, because to carry out their usual work they have to bring together all the disparate aspects of theory, reality, vision, process, finances, value, politics and human nature to create successful outcomes. Project managers often manage projects that cross all organizational functions and get to see the organization as a whole entity rather than from the "siloed" view of the projects or program.
Topics: Project Management
But it's changing rapidly – which makes it difficult to keep costs down, adhere to standards and guidance, and improve services, productivity, and customer satisfaction – let alone, all at the same time. So your infrastructure must be agile.
Topics: Agile Development
The departure of a key IT leader places an organization at a critical juncture. Companies often find themselves with unclear short and long-term technology needs. Whether it was an unexpected chief information officer (CIO) vacancy or the company chose to make a change, the result is a void in IT leadership. That void slows down what could be critical IT initiatives.
It's hard work keeping up with the nearly daily changes in technology. We are not too different from medical doctors. We must keep up with industry trends and best practices if we want to give you the best solution for you. The moment that we fall behind, we are using outdated technologies and substandard patterns for architecting solutions, which lead to security risks and data integrity issues. That's why C/D/H is serious about its core values, including "Continuous Improvement." We constantly learn, so that we can be the best at what we do.
Systematic custom code review can uncover inefficient, unused, old, or mistakenly implemented code. Who wouldn't want to do that?
With Satya Nadella taking over the role of CEO, Microsoft's stock is at or near its 10 year high. Nadella is getting high marks for his emphasis on being open to new platforms and embracing mobile and the cloud. He is leading the charge and now Microsoft is landing the crown jewel of its portfolio: Office for iPad and Android devices.
Everyday we face change and the fear change brings. Yet nervousness can quickly change to resistance if we do not take the time to slow down and think about changing with the situation. Imagine you are on a motorcycle approaching a bridge that has buckled upwards. Do you see a bridge out or a ramp to better things?