Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Monthly CIO Debates Collection Jan. 2016

Debating is not for stimulating conflicts, but for brainstorming better ways to do things.

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Due to the changing nature of technology, IT leadership role also continues to involve & shift the focus, to move up the maturity level. More and more CIOs are requested to take more responsibility and many CIOs present the breadth of leadership competency. The proactive IT debates helps IT leaders to brainstorm the innovative and better ways to do things, and improve management capabilities. Here are the monthly CIO debates collections on Jan 2016.

The Monthly CIO Debates Collection Jan. 2016

  • Is IT an Enabler or an Obstacle to Getting Things Done in Organizations: In many organizations, IT has been perceived as a controller, a cost center, or even an obstacle to getting things done in the business. What’s the reality of your IT organization? How do you get the non-IT stakeholders to recognize and support the notion that IT and Business are not separate or independent departments? How do you get all stakeholders (IT and non-IT) to encourage the notion that IT and business need to work together to be successful? How do you get non-IT stakeholders to focus on collaboration, transparency, respect, and providing clear leadership?


  • A Digital Fit IT: Shall you put your IT on a Diet? We live in the era of information overload and “data obesity.” IT organizations at the center of such changes, also suffer from the redundant application maintenance and heavy legacy infrastructure, how to build a digital fit IT, should you put your IT on a diet, and what's the single best method you've seen to reduce technology "bloat" in your company?


  • CIO Viewpoint: What are the most important IT management skills for the non-IT executive? More often than not, technology is the driver for change, digitalization, and business innovation. However, the difficulty exists in organizations today where the senior executive team does not know how to interface and leverage their IT investments; they do not understand the role that they should play in important IT initiatives. This pervasive problem is with organizations of all sizes around the globe. So what are the most important IT management skills for non-IT executives today?  Or to put another way, what do the non-IT executives need to understand about IT?


  • IT Dilemma: Is Customer Always RIGHT? IT has always gone through this dilemma of "customers is always right" vs. "rational approach in designing a solution." If IT always see this as two conflicting forces pulling in opposite directions, you are most likely to get caught and always fall short of expectations. So what’s the right attitude in the face of such customer dilemma?


  • How to Measure Software Quality? Software eats the world, all forward-looking organizations declare they are at information businesses, and strive for software Quality, but most of them may not know how to define Quality. As quality, especially software quality is contextual and relative, but still,  there can be set of guidelines which can help the team to follow the best practices to measure software quality accordingly.

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