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In Success Criteria #2, I linked culture to organisational performance in delivering projects mentioning that "an organisation always gets the project they deserve". But also when the project team exhibits great leadership they can overcome this.  We will therefore talk about leadership and...

With the current flood conditions in Brisbane, and the shutdown of the Brisbane CBD, our Brisbane office is closed this week.  We plan to reopen on Monday 17th January subject to access, services and utilities being available. E-mail and mobile phone...

OK, to start with let me declare that I love Change Managers. I work with many of them, I consider some to be good friends, and I see them as having a crucial role to play in all businesses and...

Many Australian managers are very downbeat about the long term survival prospects of their businesses and are concerned about the impact of short term thinking on organisational health. This is the central conclusion of a wide ranging survey conducted by...

Since the economic meltdown started, one question has been: Is this the end of the green agenda, at least in the short-term? And will environmental stewardship be considered a luxury we can no longer afford? A recent survey by IBM and...

Australia is ranked 7th and 14th in two recent reports on its effective use of information technology. Consistently in front of Australia in both reports are the US, Sweden, Switzerland and Finland. Some note was made of the Nordic countries and...

Gartner looks into the future, or tries to define it, again. In “Traditional IT department to disappear in radical five year transition”, Gartner proposes that successful IT organisations will divide into at least two parts with one focused on technology...

A new survey into the scope and frequency of legal disputes over IT-related contracts in Australia has raised some debate, with Gartner contradicting the findings and recommendations in the Australian IT of 25 September 2007. The survey in question had been...