Bob Lewis

Columnist

Bob Lewis is a senior management and IT consultant, focusing on IT and business organizational effectiveness, strategy-to-action planning, and business/IT integration. And yes, of course, he is Digital. He can also be found on his blog, Keep the Joint Running.

Digital transformation’s dark secret

Digital transformation’s dark secret

Much of what passes as digital transformation these days is more cosmetic than foundational. The root of true change is deeper than you think.

The case against the ‘business-savvy CIO’

The case against the ‘business-savvy CIO’

Being business-savvy isn’t a radical recommendation. It’s clichéd. These days, tech know-how and business smarts are inseparable when it comes to transformational CIOs.

9 tekenen dat je IT-infrastructuur slecht is

Te veel synchronisatie, herinvoer, programma's - hier is iets niet in de haak.

The dark secrets of enterprise architecture

The dark secrets of enterprise architecture

Architecture matters too much to entrust to a framework or methodology. But don’t worry: Not having a methodology isn’t a problem; it’s a liberation.

12 bad habits that slow IT to a crawl

12 bad habits that slow IT to a crawl

Bottlenecks always seem born of the best intentions, but they must be rooted out — and broken. From governance to manual provisioning, here's what's holding up your IT organization's ability to deliver results.

Agile’s dark secret? IT has little need for the usual methodologies

Agile’s dark secret? IT has little need for the usual methodologies

For all its emphasis on collaboration and time to market, agile is all about product delivery — not business improvement, let alone transformation.

Hoe je een dood IT-project de nek omdraait

Het doden van een zombieproject in drie stappen.

How to kill a dead project

How to kill a dead project

Think you might have a zombie IT project on your hands? Killing it can be challenging. It takes just the right mix of forensics and logistical know-how, and a lot of political will.

9 leugens die CIO's zichzelf voorhouden

Als Achilles een CIO was geweest, dan was zelfbedrog zijn hiel geweest.

10 ouderwetse IT-beginselen die nog steeds gelden

Hoe meer dingen hetzelfde blijven, hoe meer ze veranderen.

9 warning signs of bad IT architecture

9 warning signs of bad IT architecture

A sound IT architecture keeps your company’s technology strategy humming. From kludges to manual re-keying to redundant apps, these are the telltale indicators of an IT environment on the brink of collapse.

12 manieren waarop de IT-afdeling faalt

Voorkom deze 'goede praktijken'.

In deze 10 stappen word je een verschrikkelijke IT-baas

Maak volledig misbruik van je macht!

5 mythen van de digitale transformatie

Word eens wakker uit die hype en kom weer tot de realiteit.

10 Old-School IT Principles That Still Rule

10 Old-School IT Principles That Still Rule

These graybeard IT tenets still reign -- when applied in their modernized guise.

The 12-Fold Path to IT Failure

The 12-Fold Path to IT Failure

These "industry best practices" are sure to sink your chances of IT success.

9 Warning Signs of Bad IT Architecture

9 Warning Signs of Bad IT Architecture

From kludges to manual re-keying to redundant apps, these are the telltale indicators of an IT environment gone amok.

10 Business Skills Every IT Pro Must Master

Here are the 10 business skills that truly matter to your career in IT. A lot.

10 Business Skills Every IT Pro Must Master

10 Business Skills Every IT Pro Must Master

Here are the 10 business skills that truly matter to your career in IT. A lot.

Explorers, Servants, and Players

Human beings are nature's superior communicators. That's the theory, at least. Watching how often and how persistently we misunderstand each other, we can only be jealous of honeybees. They admittedly have less to say to each other...

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