Make the chief project officer (CPO) part of the executive suite

I’ve been working with some project managers at the McGill Advanced Institute, and was involved in a conversation regarding matrix organizations.The definition of a matrix organization is to structure the lines of authority

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Chris Vandersluis

A recipe for rising to the top

Cream is the preferred base for curry aficionados because once it’s heated, the oil separates, and it is better able to absorb the curry paste.In the cooking scenario, heat is the catalyst to

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Patricia MacInnis

Once upon a time, there was a corporate message

When was the last time you had to explain a topic in front of a group of people? Did you use PowerPoint and statistics to make your point? Better yet, did you get

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Flavian DeLima

Office users should be able to do simple functions such as map a shared drive

Every craft or tradesperson knows that to do a good job, you have to know and respect your tools.A dull, rusty saw can injure its user and make the job harder. Not knowing

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Lynn Greiner

Got e-junk going to China?

Every year, more than 140,000 tonnes - the equivalent of 7,000 dump trucks - of PCs, laptops, monitors, printers and other computer peripherals are trundled off to recycling depots or landfills. These products

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Patricia MacInnis

Finding the lesson in the finest of failures

When Halle Berry arrived to accept her Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress in the film Catwoman, the entertainment world got a lesson in humility that the IT industry still needs to learn.The

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Shane Schick

Microsoft’s business model may be in final jeopardy

Google buzz is becoming a constant roar. But the ongoing speculation about Google's next moves - nation-wide free Wi-Fi, video search, Google buys AOL, Google browser, and so on - really reflects the

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Tim Warner