Interview for Projects at Work

John R. D’Entremont interviewed me to put together an article called “Mastering the Unpredictable” on the Projects At Work website.  You have to register to read the entire article, but it is free, and John has done a nice job of putting all the information together into a compelling article about the genesis of the book by the same title.  Below is some of the questions and answers that we exchanged. Continue reading

John Hagel on Social Technology Adoption

John Hagel III co-author of the book “The Power of Pull” was invited on stage for a discussion with Dr. Pehong Chen, CEO of BroadVision about how companies are (or are not) adopting of social technologies at the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Santa Clara yesterday. I am a big fan of him and his latest book, so I took notes on how he sees companies resolving these difficulties. Continue reading

Failure is Essential to Knowledge Work

Max Pucher made an excellent post on “The Value of Failure” touching on a theme I have seen echoed around a bit lately.  Knowledge work is not predictable.  A professional will learn to do the right thing in the right situation, but along the way there are going to be some mistakes they learn from.  The key to surviving in the coming decade will be a culture that accepts failure as a path to success. Continue reading

Bring Your Own Cloud to Work

Personal Cloud was the unusual subject of Frank Gillett’s talk at Forrester Forum this week.  Traditional IT: prepare for something deeply disturbing, yet inevitable.  It is important to understand this to see where Adaptive Case Management(ACM) will be going in the future.  Look for a few related posts to come out soon.  Continue reading