- Thursday, 12 January 2012
In my firm, the review and revision of partner agreements was a process that happened every ten to fifteen years, if that often. I think that is pretty common in most firms. The problem is that firms change and evolve as do the partners and the environments that we practice in. Our agreements need to keep pace with that change. I continue to be amazed at the number of firms that have no agreements at all or haven't made revisions in many years. Read more...
- Tuesday, 20 December 2011
It's that time of year when business and IT pundits alike peer into their crystal balls, and tell you what's ahead for 2012 and beyond. But the number of predictions and the resulting advice that emerge each year can be overwhelming at best, and confusing at worst. This year we're going to try to do the heavy lifting for you. Rather than create yet another list of predictions, we've decided to integrate our predictions with those from leading media, analyst, research, and consulting firms-including Gartner, Aberdeen, Forrester, McKinsey, and major IT trade publications. We want to put key information about major trends at your fingertips, and help you start thinking about what your organization needs to do to prepare. Read more...
- Friday, 28 October 2011
The importance of agile planning, and the tools and techniques required to keep your business on the move is something we can't write about enough. Limiting planning to an annual exercise adds risk, because there's simply no way to anticipate and accommodate the wild market peaks and valleys businesses face today. But the need to embrace agile planning doesn't invalidate the need for an annual plan. If anything, the annual plan takes on more importance. It remains the fundamental strategy for the year, establishing the mission, goals, desired outcomes, measurement benchmarks, and specific actions for components of the organization. Read more...