Thriving Through Disruptive Change

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Info-Tech 2021 Tech Trends – thriving through disruptive change, creating new options from disruptive effects

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Limitations of System Thinking: Confessions of an Enterprise Architect

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Written by: Neil Brown

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…

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IT Project Manager or Superhero?

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Written by: Dan Biggs

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…

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Beyond Survival – Use data, analytics and AI to reimagine the future

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The world changed suddenly with the COVID-19 pandemic, and organisations of all sizes have to adapt quickly to the new reality of uncertainty and change. There are many lessons to be learnt…

 

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Implementing Flexible Work

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Written by: Scott Adams

“69% of professionals in NZ state that work life balance, including flexible working, is their top priority when seeking a new role.” ¹

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Business Architecture Case Study – Parliamentary Services

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Effectus uses business architecture to help Parliamentary service think holistically

 

The Parliamentary Service (PS) are typically focused on operational delivery.  A great deal of what they offer is tailored to particular groups or individuals and their general operating environment…

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Preparing for the Recession – Building Your IT Cost-Cutting Strategy

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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.

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Programme Management Case Study – Environment Southland Regional Council

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Effectus helps Environment Southland define a path forward

 

Environment Southland (ES) had requested that Effectus put forward a proposal to establish a Programme Management for the Information Management Strategy Implementation (IMSI) Programme.

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How Preparing for a 600km Tramp Compares with Preparing for a Major Project

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Written by: Colin Anderson

A few years back I decided I needed some time our from my busy schedule and post-earthquake dramas. I have always found heading into the back country is particularly good for the soul…

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Change in the dark, a chance to do things differently

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Written by: Neil Brown

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’.

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