Author Archive for Bill Thomas

Projects in Crisis: Fire-Jumper Turnaround Plan

Your project is in grave trouble and its deliverables are behind schedule. The current project team is stressed, client anxiety is high, team morale is low, key executive sponsors are on the hot seat and your senior management is fuming.…

Start with why…

Are you fascinated by the leaders who make impact in the world, companies and politicians with the capacity to inspire; Simon Sinek (http://www.startwithwhy.com) has discovered some remarkable patterns in how they think, act and communicate. Here’s how I started with…

Program Management-as-a-Service 2.0

By: William (Bill) Thomas, Senior Program Manager at EMC Business success is not measured by a consulting company’s ability to conceive a great idea, but rather by their ability to put it into action. It is time to adjust our…

A Cloud Enabled Wine Refrigerator; Really?

Today my 75-year-old father told me that he bought a new, “cloud enabled” wine refrigerator. My dad, Elwin, told me my wine refrigerator was so “twenty-thirteen” like I was some sort of a rube or something. Twenty-thirteen? When did my…

Enterprise Architecture Training Justification

Quoting a long-time executive; We need to “Simplify, Amplify and Re-invent” organizations I agree. Like many today, I listened with intrigue to the words and the explanations in the presentation. Given my recent training request for additional EA training and…

A “Rainless” Cloud Needs Solid Physical Infrastructure

A “Rainless” Cloud Needs Solid Physical Infrastructure Posted by Bill Thomas June 15, 2012 7:08:25 PM The one important thing to remember about the cloud is that companies like the ROI and that they like it — a lot. That…