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Owen McCall

Shadow_IT

Shadow IT: Not a new thing and nor is managing it

April 26, 2017 | Owen McCall
Many IT organisations are strong on wanting a mandate as a way of eliminating shadow IT - but it won’t work, says Owen McCall… read more...
Desired outcomes technology projects

Outcomes don’t depend on where you begin

February 8, 2017 | Owen McCall
IT teams and professionals should focus on desired outcomes, rather than mire themselves in the problems of the day, says Owen McCall… read more...
Gartner hype cycle

Of love, hate and the Gartner Hype Cycle

August 31, 2016 | Owen McCall
They’re great and they’re awful – find out why Owen McCall is ambivalent about Gartner’s Hype Cycle… read more...
Experiment to progress

Failure is good. Yeah right!

July 14, 2016 | Owen McCall
Owen McCall says we should switch from ‘initiatives’ to ‘experiments’… read more...
is the internet safe

Is the Internet Safe? Of course not!

June 15, 2016 | Owen McCall
The internet is not 100 percent safe, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be using it to support the growth of your business. Owen McCall says we should approach it more like driving… read more...
Man running

The problem with projects: not fit to deliver value

April 19, 2016 | Owen McCall
What do IT projects and fitness regimes have in common? Owen McCall exercises his theory of the business value creation process... read more...
Digital competence

Driving digital competence

February 23, 2016 | Owen McCall
My daughter Sarah has just passed her learner's driving licence... read more...
erp disaster

When a disaster isn’t a disaster (and how to better deal with ERP implementation complexity)

October 28, 2015 | Owen McCall
Many years ago, writes Owen McCall, a contribution to a study on ERP implementation failures threw up a completely surprising response... read more...
c suite soup

C-Suite soup: Win with actions, not titles

August 18, 2015 | Owen McCall
Every function, discipline and sub-discipline aspires to be in the C-Suite, says Owen McCall. But it is outcomes and not titles that count... read more...
Retro Salesman

Don’t sell technology, satisfy needs

June 15, 2015 | Owen McCall
Selling IT solutions might at first blush appear a terribly complex undertaking, but achieving success doesn’t necessarily depend on the technical specifications. Instead, Owen McCall, independent IT consultant, shows that sometimes all that’s required is a firm grasp of what the business really needs…[View as PDF] read more...
Building a successful model

Codifying change and success

March 27, 2015 | Owen McCall
Owen McCall explains how a personal situation led to building a model for successful change… read more...
CIO change

Unmasking the new CIO

June 6, 2014 | Owen McCall
Owen McCall reflects on the characteristics of a successful CIO in today’s technologically saturated enterprises – and questions whether these have changed since the inception of the role... read more...
Jag

My Jaguar versus your systems

January 17, 2013 | Owen McCall
Owen McCall talks cars, computers and reliability... read more...
executives-in-board-room

Company Executive charged with project abuse

September 14, 2012 | Owen McCall
Running a successful IT project is a lot like raising a child. So why do project managers so often abandoned them at birth? read more...
hurry up and wait

Hurry up and wait

October 7, 2011 | Owen McCall
For large enterprises, the cloud is a revolution for those processes that are necessary, but not necessarily that important. Therefore, think very carefully before you move any process or application into the cloud, especially if it's a source of competitive advantage, says Owen McCall... read more...

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