Select Multiple Vendors For A Reliable Foundation

Recent political events in the United States have seen organizations and people “canceled” or de-platformed. While one can look at these as situations a business should avoid at all costs (getting swept into politics), it is an excellent cautionary tale. The Achilles heel of many of these organizations is a reliance on a single vendor for a key facet of their business. No one provider will ever give you the flexibility of multiple vendors. Vendor Lock-in The concept of vendor …

Addressing Technical Debt With Minimal Cost

Organizations small and large move forward at an increasing pace. That makes it easy for things to be lost in the activity required to maintain our focus. These lesser tasks often include important deliverables that we say we will “get done later.” That is also known as technical debt. Put simply; these are the items left to do if we were to complete a project. When they are left undone, we are not able to claim a project or task …

Resilience – A Strong Metric

I was recently attending a conference (virtually, of course) that focuses on leadership and the related trends. Every year there is an idea or two that is the current hot topic. This focus has included familiar things like EQ and grit in the past years. One somewhat new theme this year was resilience. It is a trait we have all heard of, but it may be the next big thing to measure in getting the “best” employees. It may also …