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.

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...

Competitors, mechanics, referees, and economists

"Every system is perfectly designed to produce the results it gets." - Dr. Paul Batalden Call it governance. Call it "managing the project portfolio." Call it whatever dull, uninspired, bureaucracy-invoking name you prefer.

Time for some LIP (Leadership Intervention Points, that is)

Imagine you lead an organization. Now imagine you want to improve how things get done.

Metrics Misuse

When someone starts by asking, "What metrics should we use?" nothing good will come of it.

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