Month: July 2015

IS / IT Combined View

Abstract & Background This framework discusses the combination of a horizontal and a vertical view of IS/IT organizations. It is the combination of IS/IT Organization Horizontal Framework with the IS/IT Organization Vertical Framework to form a model (framework) of individual

IS / IT Horizontal View

Abstract & Background This framework discusses a horizontal view of IS/IT organizations. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the IS/IT Organization Vertical Framework to form a model (framework) of individual IS/IT Organizations. This model can then be

IS / IT Vertical View

Abstract & Background This framework discusses a vertical view of IS/IT organizations. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the IS/IT Organization Horizontal Framework to form a model (framework) of individual IS/IT Organizations. This model can then be

IT Capability Continuum

Bwca Management Consulting Abstract and Background This model attempts to explain the general stages through which an organization moves as its capability changes. It proposes that an organization begins with a base or chaos state. As the capabilities of the

Three Skills for IT Project Success

Project Management done wrong

Bwca Management Consulting Abstract and Background Successful IS projects require the coming together of many elements. While many of those elements are outside of IS, the ability to draw those elements together is a key success factor for an IS

Needs Development

Bwca Management Consulting Abstract and Background This model attempts to explain the issues involved with implementing major (cultural) changes in a department by relating change and needs. This model grew out of work I was doing for Westburne Industries and

Project Management

Bwca Management Consulting Abstract and Background This model provides a basic primer or framework for planning, performing and managing projects. This model grew out of a need to come up with another Organizational Development Model (well, hey at least I’m

Respect

Bwca Management Consulting Abstract and Background We all need and want respect. For a consultant, internal or external, it is mandatory that we have the respect of our clients in order to do our job. But how do we gain

Auditor Bugs

Background This is an article which appeared in VISTA, published by American Society for Quality Control, Quality Audit Division, August 1996. A (poor) copy of the whole newsletter can be obtained from the ASQ, Quality Audit Division Vista archive at

Reading ERDs ( Entity Relationship Diagrams )

Abstract: This paper discusses the various types of Entity Relationship based diagrams, which may be encountered. It concentrates on those based on the work of Chen. It is intended to provide guidance to those who are unfamiliar with reading Entity

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