Apparently office politics is a horrible thing that other people do. But many of the emerging IT leaders I speak to get told they need to be better at "soft skills" and "influencing at a senior level". What this often means is get good a politics. Sadly a lot of office politics seems to involve… Continue reading The dark art of office politics for IT leaders (part one – why is it stressful?)
Month: August 2012
Focusing questions and project charters are great, but where do you start?
I am starting a bunch of small projects at the moment and people are rushing to help define the solutions. That is great but I am (as always) nervous that we are providing solutions before we really understand what we want to solve. I like to define the problem (or vision) and then a rough… Continue reading Focusing questions and project charters are great, but where do you start?