Data Visualization
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Art and Science of Data Visualization

Jim MacLennan - November 8, 2010

“Data Visualization” has been an extremely active and popular topic for a few years – we can use Google’s Timeline search feature to see the growth in…

Business Intelligence
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Designing for Devices

Jim MacLennan - October 11, 2010

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Data Visualization
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Design Thinking and Process – Is It In You?

Jim MacLennan - September 22, 2010

Continuing a bit on my recent Design meme; I talk about the current relevance of design thinking, and the impact it can have on change management --…

Inside Companies
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Design and Change Management

Jim MacLennan - September 15, 2010

I have developed a few strongly-held architectural beliefs, and one came up in conversation last week, during a spirited discussion on minimal quality requirements for a[ny] data…

Uncategorized
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A Little Too Literal (or, How to Teach Innovation)

Jim MacLennan - August 10, 2010

Spoiler alert: It can’t be taught … What are you, somebody's lawyer? - Jim Dempsey, ca. 1984 (more…)

Uncategorized
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IT Project Success: There’s Magic In the Middle

Jim MacLennan - July 26, 2010

I don’t know where I first heard that phrase, or what it originally meant, but I have been using it a lot in the last few weeks…

Uncategorized
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What Really Motivates Us? Insights for your Tech Team

Jim MacLennan - July 15, 2010

Over the last month or so, a large number of authors in my RSS reader called attention to Dan Pink’s ‘Drive’ video …   (more…)

Uncategorized
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Defining Business Benefits: Hard and Soft

Jim MacLennan - July 7, 2010

All projects should have an clear objective, a practical plan, and an understanding of the costs and benefits to get the thing done. Easy to say, but…

Uncategorized
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Capturing Knowledge, and Making in ‘Transferable’ (3 of 4)

Jim MacLennan - June 13, 2010

Classroom teaching doesn't scale ... We’ve talked about the importance of training material, and ways to make it “findable”. The next level of “active laziness” is to…

Data Mining
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Capturing Knowledge, and Making it ‘Findable’ (2 of 4)

Jim MacLennan - May 26, 2010

Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? Previously, I talked about the critical importance of capturing knowledge, and capturing it effectively. Let’s assume, for now, that the organization has bought…