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Project Soup: In Search of the Perfect Metaphor

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Today, I’m excited to announce the launch of my new book: Project Soup: Recipes for Managing to Success. As I put this book together, I searched for a meaningful metaphor that would convey help convey the purpose of the book: to provide a collection of step by step articles and essays (a.k.a. recipes) that outline the steps involved in resolving ... Read More »

The Impact of the Recession: Accelerated Change


Beginning in 2008, the economic downturn and great recession have had significant impact on enterprise system implementations: 1. Acceleration of consolidated and shared services. The move to consolidated and shared services was overdue and is now being driven by cost savings through position reductions. Organizational opponents to these initiatives were left defenseless, as their disparate units can no longer support ... Read More »

Peanuts, Popcorn, Procurement!

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Don’t Let Your Procurement Turn into a Three Ring Circus The purpose of a bidders’ conference is to provide an open exchange between purchasers and vendors, to communicate the Request for Proposal (RFP) process to vendors, answer supplier questions and ultimately ensure a clear understanding of requirements.  Having conducted a fair amount of work in the Public Sector, I often ... Read More »

A Blue Print of Know-How


A few years ago, my wife and I decided to remodel our kitchen. As with most couples, I was thinking upgrade (aka the cheap route) and she was thinking reimplementation (aka dream kitchen renovation). After looking at the big picture, the effort involved, cost, length of time we were planning to live in the house, and increased resale value, we ... Read More »

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