Articles By Graham J. McFarlane

Management Memo: Laying the groundwork for leadership

Management Memo: Laying the groundwork for leadership

Over the past several years I have had many discussions around differentiating leadership from management (some people seem to be...

July 31st, 2005 Graham J. McFarlane
Management memo: A model for CIO success

Management memo: A model for CIO success

For well over 25 years, we have been besieged with methodologies, particularly in the application development and project management domains....

June 30th, 2005 Graham J. McFarlane
Management memo: “See you in court !”

Management memo: “See you in court !”

“If this vendor continues to behave this way, we’ll see them in court!” How I cringe when I hear a...

May 31st, 2005 Graham J. McFarlane
Management Memo: Explaining IT to your boss

Management Memo: Explaining IT to your boss

During my consulting career, I have witnessed several CIOs trying to explain the IT business to their bosses and other...

April 30th, 2005 Graham J. McFarlane
What’s in a title?

What’s in a title?

First let me say how pleased I am about the opportunity to be a regular contributor to CIO Canada. In...

March 31st, 2005 Graham J. McFarlane
Smooth sailing: what CIOs need to know when going offshore

Smooth sailing: what CIOs need to know when going offshore

"Yes, I know that the big boys like Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and IBM develop software offshore," said the CIO, "but...

October 31st, 2004 Graham J. McFarlane
Success and the CIO – Part II

Success and the CIO – Part II

In the first part of "Success & the CIO" we examined the dual role of the CIO: co-leading business change...

January 31st, 2004 Graham J. McFarlane
Success and the CIO – Part I

Success and the CIO – Part I

He never saw it coming. Jim felt as thought his knees had just been knocked from under him. Five minutes...

October 31st, 2003 Graham J. McFarlane
Managing the Outsourcing Relationship

Managing the Outsourcing Relationship

You've just completed a significant outsourcing deal and at this moment you are feeling pleased and perhaps a little complacent....

October 31st, 2002 Graham J. McFarlane
CPR Clears The Track For Better I.S. Management

CPR Clears The Track For Better I.S. Management

It's hard to go full steam ahead if you're not sure that your 'engine' is in peak performing condition. Prior...

October 31st, 2000 Graham J. McFarlane