Carlos Solari: Graybeard IT wisdom

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Carlos S. Solari, former CIO for The White House explains the necessities, pitfalls, and benefits of business security for any enterprise, be it public or private. IKT-Norge's conference NEO2014.

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Carlos Solari: Graybeard IT wisdom

  1. 1. GRAYBEARD IT WISDOM WHISPERING BELL CARLOS.SOLARI@WHISPERINGBELL.COM
  2. 2. LIKELIHOOD OF MAJOR IT PROGRAM SUCCESS (10QUESTIONS=10POINTS) QUESTIONS 1 The top person in the organization is THE champion 2 It is fully funded 3 Modular (incremental) delivery, each module with its own capability and value 4 Metrics clearly defined and easy to understand in business terms 5 External dependencies are clear and managed 6 Political layer understood and managed 7 Bureaucratic “rice bowls” understood and managed 8 Vision is clear and decomposed into the management tools: strategies, plans, projects 9 Success is clearly defined in business terms 10 Contingencies (Plan Bs) are in place for the major milestones
  3. 3. LIKELIHOOD OF MAJOR IT PROGRAM SUCCESS (THERANGE) QUESTIONS 8-10 High likelihood of success 6-7 Moderate chance of success 3-5 High likelihood of failure 1-2 Failure is nearly guaranteed
  4. 4. THE CIO IS MEASURED…  On how well he/she delivers business value: – Market advantage – Cost savings – Increased efficiency – Others …UNTIL THE SECURITY FAILS
  5. 5. THE OPPOSITION IS THINKING ABOUT YOU… …ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT THEM?
  6. 6. THERE ARE ONLY FIVE (5) MEASURES…  SPEED  QUANTITY  QUALITY  FINANCIAL (BUDGET/SAVINGS/REVENUE)  COMPLIANCE …ALL THE “SCIENCE” OF MEASURES AND METRICS CAN BE BOILED DOWN TO JUST THESE FIVE
  7. 7. THE REASONS FOR MY SUCCESSES… …WERE ALL ABOUT THE TEAM… THAT BELIEVED IN WHAT WE WERE DOING… …AND HOW WELL I LISTENED TO THEM
  8. 8. ALSO ABOUT MY FAILURES …AND HOW I FOUND THEM TO BE MY BEST TEACHERS.
  9. 9. ALSO ABOUT MY FAILURES …AND HOW I FOUND THEM TO BE MY BEST TEACHERS.

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