(By Mike Raftery)As APO enters the twilight of its product lifecycle, its age is definitely showing. The latest generation of planning applications can use buzzwords like cloud, big data and mobile while APO (SCM?) is chugging along with a 15 year old design, practically ancient in IT timelines.
(By Mike Raftery) Motivation is a tricky thing. Mission statements and company values help, but in the end, people are motivated by monetary incentives more than anything else. That is why you have to be careful what you incentivize.
(By Mike Raftery)Like most Armies, the majority of IT organizations are set up to fight the last war. The last battlefield was large scale IT organizational sea change. Project acronyms like Y2K, ECC, and APO all come to mind as the project of the day. These large scale, enterprise-wide projects were groups unto themselves. But what does the post-enterprise project era look like? And how can you set your organization up for success in this new world? Adapt!