All posts tagged Implementation

Led by the nose… Business led CIO!

Was it an insult I thought, being congratulated for not being technical? It felt like an insult! Of course it wasn’t but it got me thinking about what it means to be leading a technology team in a large organisation where the best way to get engagement is to take away all references to technology,… Read More

In the words of Paul Daniels, ‘Ta Da!”

Today is launch day, a big day that has been coming for more than twelve months, today will see the finished product, the Central Portfolio Management System (CPMS) demonstrated to the most senior team of our organisation. Eighteen months ago I inherited the procurement of CPMS as a large programme into my directorate, the delivery… Read More

Frameworks and Fans

Does the NHS need another Information Systems framework to work within? I hope so as we have just published one! The Local Portfolio Management System, Systems of Choice, or LPMS SoC for short. A nice neat short name and matching acronym, so it fits with other frameworks from that point of view! The analogy of… Read More

Why our IT implementation is going to be different to the norm!

Having spent many months defining a set of detailed requirements for the building of a new Central Portfolio Management System (CPMS), then many more months creating a specification which, through the hard work of our supplier (Tribal Education Ltd), has slowly become our new Information System we are now on the verge of entering the… Read More

Overfitting – The most important problem we don’t consider enough!

In statistics the name given to mistaking noise for signal is known as “overfitting”. When delivering new Information Systems the concept is also prevalent, particularly at the stage in delivery that sends shivers down every IS project managers spine, the requirements stage! Trying to “overfit” evolving business needs into a clearly defined and agreed set… Read More

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