Rediscovering my curiosity at Creative Melbourne

As I write this I am somewhere over the middle of Australia, flying back to Perth after participating in a 3 day event that was fun, challenging and highly insightful. The conference was Creative Melbourne, and I am proud to say I was one of the inaugural speakers.… Continue reading

Teddies, Fetishes and the Management Consulting Scam

Send to Kindle What if I told you that the key to becoming a successful management consultant was to become a Teddy Bear? What if I also told you that it involves fetishes? You might be re-checking the URL to make sure you are on the right site! Fear not,… Continue reading

My new book about Teddies and fetishes is out…

Send to Kindle   Hi all I am pleased to announce that my new business book, The Heretic’s Guide to Management: The Art of Harnessing Ambiguity is now available in ebook format (The print edition is still a couple of weeks away). Once again I wrote this with Kailash Awati… Continue reading

Help me visualise the pros and cons of hybrid SharePoint 2013…

Like it or not, there is a tectonic shift going on in the IT industry right now, driven primarily by the availability of a huge variety of services hosted in the cloud. Over the last few years, organisations are increasingly procuring services that are not hosted locally, much… Continue reading

Join me learning Dialogue Mapping in the UK/Ireland in September

Hi all I will be in the UK in the first week of September for various matters (like watching Kate Bush in concert) and while I am there will be running a 2 day Dialogue Mapping introductory class. If you liked Heretics Guide to Best Practices, or If… Continue reading

Rewriting the knowledge management rulebook… The story of “Glyma” for SharePoint

Send to Kindle“If Jeff ever leaves…” I’m sure you have experienced the “Oh crap” feeling where you have a problem and Jeff is on vacation or unavailable. Jeff happens to be one of those people who’s worked at your organisation for years and has developed such a deep working knowledge… Continue reading

“Assumption is the mother of all f**k ups”

My business partner, Chris Tomich, is the John Deacon of Seven Sigma. In case you do not know who John Deacon is, he is the bass player from Queen who usually said very little publicly and didn’t write that many songs (and by songs I mean blog posts).… Continue reading

What does project management mean to me – a Project Manager’s sermon

Send to Kindle What does project management mean to me? Well if you want me to give you the ‘glass half empty’ perspective, it’s easy. What project management means to me is a confused discipline where practitioners routinely do really dumb shit in its name. Sermon over – go forth… Continue reading

Rethinking SharePoint Maturity Part 5: From Conditions to Actionable Lessons Learnt

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Maturity

Hi all Welcome to part five of my quest to improve people’s awareness and understanding of what SharePoint maturity is really all about. For those new to this series of articles, we have traversed a bit of territory to get here, and during the journey there has been… Continue reading

Rethinking SharePoint Maturity Part 4: The number of the beast…

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Maturity

Hi all This is part four of a series I am writing on my ideas about how the SharePoint community can revitalise how SharePoint maturity is understood and communicated. If this is your first time reading this series, then I urge you to go back and read the… Continue reading