We know that technology is becoming part of the fabric of every business. A successful company integrates technology into their core business, making it a irreplaceable component of how it goes to market. In this discussion we’ll break down the maturity levels of each company and how technology changes the way it engages its customers. […]Read more "Product Development Maturity Curve"
The final habit of inspiring tech leaders may be the most important… to be an Agent of People. The best tech leaders lead human first. They create organizations that individuals and teams want to be part of. They create engaged, talented, and inspiring workplaces. They make people the best versions of themselves. There is no […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (7) Agent of People"
Most IT leaders know that IT costs run around 3% of revenue for an average company. The legacy CIO will see their job as keeping the IT costs around that number. But… did you know that technology investment is actually INCREASING year over year? The reason it isn’t visible in the “3%” is that technology […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (6) Agent of Investment"
I presented to the Appleton PM circle on Planning for 2022 success. A great session with great people. We covered these topics: What it means to be a change agent What areas can you impact in your business Technology maturity curves Creating a plan with Horizon Planning Tech stack planning Skill development Bringing it all […]Read more "Planning for 2022 Success for Appleton PM Circle"
To kick off 2022 and to follow-up on a blog of the same name, I started the year with a video on planning for your 2022 success. In this video I talk about all the tremendous opportunities for business engagement in 2022 leveraging technology to drive your company forward. I talk about disruption, structure, and […]Read more "Planning for 2022 Success: Live Edition"
In moments of transition often weak leaders freeze, unable to move or act until those around them move. The weak leader is unable to gather the team to move forward through the malaise and is challenged to reflect, think, and act. In contrast, the effective leader is able to use moments of transition to accomplish […]Read more "Top Tech Leadership Priorities for 2022"
So… we were working as a company to construct our One Page Strategic Plan. We’d used platforms before that had similar concepts but none of them integrated with Teams or any of the Microsoft ecosystem. I was not happy about implementing another walled garden for our executive team, so I set out to use some […]Read more "Building a One Page Strategic Plan in PowerApps"
The best tech leaders are Agents of Disruption. They view the existing ecosystem as something with a sunk cost and are willing to disrupt the current state in order to achieve a bigger gain. There are two types of change that can be implemented in a business. The first is iterative, simply building on something […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (4) Agent of Disruption"
Had a great conversation with fellow MVP Chris Wagner on building communities in the technology space. The why, what, and how of building communities. Podcast Episode 11: Microsoft MVP Chris Wagner – Change Agent Podcast (thechangeagentpodcast.com)Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast Episode 11"
I had the opportunity to record a video for the United Way about tech careers and a little about my journey in technology. A few things I highlighted were: Pick a lane and go at it 100%. You can pursue development, data, machine learning, cloud architecture, productivity, security… but pick a lane and go at […]Read more "United Way Tech Video"