Every “Cloud” has its Silver Lining: Leveraging the Cloud to Manage IT Projects

29 June 2010

It seems like everywhere you turn the “Cloud” is hovering. Whether it be Software-as-a-Service (otherwise known as SaaS) or On-Demand solutions, cloud computing has moved to the forefront as the latest technology of choice for both small and large businesses alike. The reality is the internet has revolutionized the way we do business. From VOIP and email to web-enabled enterprise systems and virtual offices, the Web has transformed the way we communicate with our prospects, clients, co-workers and stakeholders. Although it’s true working in the cloud has facilitated all size organizations to work better and smarter, it has also created […]

Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit 2010: Maximizing the Dialogue

17 June 2010

Last week I attended Gartner’s annual PPM & IT Governance Summit in Orlando and was pleasantly surprised to discover that the conference was organized to maximize the value of both attendees and sponsors of the event. I’ve been to too many conferences that primarily focused on its sessions and provided very limited opportunities for both buyers and sellers of technology to interact.  After all, these events are supposed to help generate business and provide pragmatic knowledge to those seeking to improve the way they work.    Aside from focusing on sessions that were aimed at helping IT implement effective techniques to […]

The Pet Rock Made Sense: NPD Projects Need to Benefit from the Entire Value Chain

4 June 2010
Pet Rock

In 1975 Gary Dahl was sitting at a bar listening to his friends complaining about their pets.  This mundane incident led Gary to inventing the Pet Rock that would make him an instant millionaire in a span of 6 months.  At face value, it would seem Gary had a stroke of luck with coming up with the right idea at the right time.  But the reality was, Gary Dahl did more than just come up with a clever concept. As an Ad Exec by profession, Gary understood that there was much more to his project’s success than just executing on […]