Readings on Leadership: Hubble Telescope Problem

IMHO, it is not sufficient to have leadership to balance out project management bias, it has to be good leadership Here’s a good article on failure of leadership in big projects. What went wrong with the Hubble Space Telescope (and what managers can learn from it) http://www.cio.com.au/article/420036/what_went_wrong_hubble_space_telescope_what_managers_can_learn_from_it_/

Bad, solution thinking: Why hacking and platforms are the future of NHS IT

An article on The Register site: Why hacking and platforms are the future of NHS IT Doctors and architects go white elephant hunting http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/16/nhs_it_architecture/ Quote Public sector IT in the UK is littered with expensive white elephants, and it sometimes seems as if the only beneficiaries are the large IT contractors, who can threaten significant job losses or other problems Continue reading Bad, solution thinking: Why hacking and platforms are the future of NHS IT

McKinsey’s Flexons

In the MicKinsey Quarterly is an article: “Five routes to more innovative problem solving” https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Strategy/Strategic_Thinking/Five_routes_to_more_innovative_problem_solving_3074 <quote> Tricky problems must be shaped before they can be solved. To start that process, and stimulate novel thinking, leaders should look through multiple lenses. <End Quote> By Olivier Leclerc and Mihnea Moldoveanu They describe something they call the “Flexon” approach. I commented “The flexons Continue reading McKinsey’s Flexons

Business Analysts and NFRs

I posted this to the Linked In group The Business Analyst Forum In answer to the question “What words of wisdom would the community have to ensure that analysts reliably identify and accurately describe all relevant NFRs?” I posted Business analysts are not usually equipped to identify and describe NFRs. That is because NFRs are mostly about how the system Continue reading Business Analysts and NFRs