A big challenge for small-to-medium business is how to leverage advances in technology in the way that Enterprise companies can, but in a more cost-effective way. I don’t mean that a SMB should consider taking on the big tech footprint that Enterprise undertakes. It’s more a case of understanding what that tech can do, and then trying to find a way that you can do it with the tools you have that fit into your budget.
A cookieless future is still in the future? Will you be ready when third-party advertisers can’t target and track as well? Can you change your perspectives of how we handle our customer data and privacy?
Do you delegate your habits of business to technology? Or is your use of technology a bad habit? When you can answer what job your business habits do for you, and then delegate that habit to technology, then you really become technology’s master.
The minute we pick one dashboard tool to rule them all, a new need for data would arise. Our data management is something that needs to evolve as our business evolves. Rather than look to one tool to rule them all, we need to look at consolidating rules to govern our data use.
Data silos can happen in a company for many legitimate reasons. It can also be a symptom of a bigger problem – people silos. Tackling one can help to get at the root of the other.
Three of the fundamental project governance knowledge areas in the PMI PMBOK are risk management, issue management, and change management. To me they are very much related. A Risk is something that might happen that will have an impact on the planned project. An issue is something that has happened and is negatively impacting the project, essentially a Risk with probability 100%. A Change is an adjustment to the planned project to address the Risk or Issue.
This week’s post focuses on the closing comment of Chris O’Neil, MD of Goggle Canada, during a panel discussion on Innovation at Salesforce Company Tour: “Innovation is about getting people to learn quickly. That’s what fail fast is all about.” Thoughts on how innovative executives can foster a learn fast approach in their companies.
A report on the keynote conversation with JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist @ Salesforce.com, at Mesh 13 in Toronto.