We need to have a word about systems, and that word is ‘no’. If ever there was a term that was more over-used and less helpful, I’ve yet to hear it. I redden to recall how many systems diagrams I have personally drawn in my career, and how many architectural discussions I’ve attended…
The following is only my opinion, which you are free to disagree with.
Project Managers in the IT world must work harder than in any other field.
Modern project management was born out of the Civil Engineering and Heavy Defence activity in the 1950’s when core engineering fields came together to work as one. This has obviously moved in to the IT world…
New Zealand has hopefully weathered the worst of the Covid-19 epidemic, while the pandemic rages on globally. Most IT Leaders can expect sudden and drastic budget cuts, driven by falling business revenues and the emerging global recession. Effectus’ research partner, Info-Tech, has developed a very topical guide to building and communicating your IT cost-cutting strategy.
It seems not just possible, but likely, that much good will come from our COVID confinement. We may all be thankful for the chance to rethink priorities – personal and professional. In the past, I might have wasted a lot of this extra time playing PC Strategy games – a terrible weakness of mine.
As it is, during lockdown, I have spent a great deal of time gardening, walking with the wife and planning out a rainwater gathering system to rival the fabled ‘hanging gardens of Babylon’.