Security: A Common Sense Approach

Security Doesn’t Have to be Hard Security. Even just hearing the word can make any IT engineer wince.  In most big enterprise environments, when you think “security” you think about that compliance engineer who every month brings you a list of vulnerabilities they found that you need to fix by next month.  Inevitably, some portion […]

Why is Your Org Chart Important?

If you want your company to be agile, then your organizational chart is critically important to your ability to execute. (This is assuming you believe in Boyd’s Law: “Speed of iteration beats quality of iteration”.) But why does the Org Chart matter?  What does that have to do with an organization’s agility? Let’s start with […]

Are Mission Statements Useful?

I think they are, when used properly. Many companies and organizations have wonderfully generic and blank mission statements.  “We synergize technologies to provide innovative solutions!”  Well, great.  So does everyone else.  But what do YOU do? A useful, good mission statement has to start at the top, and should be the driving strategic goal of […]