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Meet Horace

  1. 1. <ul><li>Meet </li></ul><ul><li>Horace </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Horace is the CIO at… </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Abracadabra Inc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>They do magical things for their customers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Abracadabra trusts </li></ul><ul><li>Horace… </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>and his team… </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>to take care of… </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>big… </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>strategic… </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>long term… </li></ul>2007 2008 2009
  11. 11. <ul><li>technology projects. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>But not all of Abracadabra’s projects are: </li></ul>2007 2008 2009
  13. 13. <ul><li>Sometimes Business Units need help with… </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>small , </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>tactical, </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>short term, </li></ul>2007
  17. 17. <ul><li>technology projects. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Horace is worried that his team is spending more and more time on… </li></ul>
  19. 19. + + small tactical short term Projects 2007
  20. 20. Meet Tobin
  21. 21. <ul><li>Tobin is the CFO at… </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Tobin is worried about… </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>data security… </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>and regulatory compliance…. </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>Tobin asked Horace to look into Abracadabra’s data security and compliance risks from… </li></ul>
  26. 27. + + small tactical short term Projects 2007
  27. 28. <ul><li>So, Horace did some research… </li></ul>
  28. 29. <ul><li>What Horace found… </li></ul>
  29. 30. <ul><li>worried him. </li></ul>
  30. 31. <ul><li>Abracadabra’s typical tactical project… </li></ul>
  31. 32. <ul><li>was built by Keith. </li></ul>
  32. 33. <ul><li>Keith is an independent contract programmer… </li></ul>
  33. 34. <ul><li>Keith loves </li></ul><ul><li>MS Excel macros… </li></ul>
  34. 35. <ul><li>and MS Access </li></ul><ul><li>databases. </li></ul>
  35. 36. <ul><li>But Keith does not like… </li></ul>
  36. 37. <ul><li>documentation... </li></ul>
  37. 38. <ul><li>So he didn’t leave any behind when he left. </li></ul>
  38. 39. <ul><li>And Keith is no longer available to do fixes or make changes… </li></ul>
  39. 40. <ul><li>which means… </li></ul><ul><li>no post-project support. </li></ul>
  40. 41. <ul><li>Horace found a lot of these projects. </li></ul>
  41. 42. <ul><li>Business Units </li></ul><ul><li>generally were… </li></ul>
  42. 43. <ul><li>… at first. </li></ul>
  43. 44. <ul><li>But then their </li></ul><ul><li>programs began </li></ul><ul><li>to get bogged </li></ul><ul><li>down… </li></ul>
  44. 45. <ul><li>by all the huge, </li></ul><ul><li>fragile, imported </li></ul><ul><li>spreadsheets… </li></ul>
  45. 46. <ul><li>that they got from Finance. </li></ul>
  46. 47. <ul><li>Finance also complained… </li></ul>
  47. 48. <ul><li>They were spending too much… </li></ul>
  48. 49. <ul><li>exporting data to spreadsheets… </li></ul>
  49. 50. <ul><li>and then importing </li></ul><ul><li>the Business Unit’s </li></ul><ul><li>data back </li></ul><ul><li>into… </li></ul>
  50. 51. <ul><li>Abracadabra’s </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>System… </li></ul>
  51. 52. <ul><li>and answering questions about why the numbers </li></ul><ul><li>don’t </li></ul><ul><li>always </li></ul><ul><li>match. </li></ul>
  52. 53. <ul><li>Most of Abracadabra’s tactical projects looked like… </li></ul>
  53. 55. <ul><li>and some looked like… </li></ul>
  54. 57. <ul><li>Horace and Tobin… </li></ul><ul><li>were concerned. </li></ul>
  55. 58. <ul><li>But </li></ul><ul><li>Horace </li></ul><ul><li>had an idea… </li></ul>
  56. 59. <ul><li>He called… </li></ul>

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