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High Performance Virtual Teams

March 16th, 2018

Globalization continues to open up opportunities for organizations to increase efficiency and drive productivity through executing projects remotely and working with geographically distributed teams. This is no more apparent in any part of the business than in the area of Information Technology (IT). Information technology groups are consistently executing projects in multiple geographical locations, both within the organization, and externally with vendors and partners around the world.

This trend toward utilizing more virtual teams is changing the role of CIOs, IT Directors, and IT Project Managers to require more expertise in managing geographically distributed teams. Regardless of whether an IT project is being executed across the city or across the globe from the organization’s IT headquarters, today’s IT leader is required to have an in-depth understanding of the methodologies, tools, and best practices related to remotely executing projects. For instance, how does one create synergy among workers in different time zones as they would those working in their IT headquarters? How does one manage the risks brought on by these new challenges and ensure that their project is a success?

This guide will help you in making the right decisions for your organization to achieve the most value from working through virtual teams for IT projects.

 

The HPVT Framework:

 

Download the full report in PDF format at this link:

HPVT

 

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Russ Finney Named a Top 5 CIO Influencer by Apollo Research

September 12th, 2016

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Russ Finney Named a Top 5 CIO Influencer by Apollo Research

 

AUSTIN, TX – September 12, 2016 – the itmWEB Group LLC, a premier firm for IT strategy, research, and consulting announced today that Apollo Research has named advisory partner and researcher, Russ Finney (@rfinney), as a Top 5 CIO Influencer in the CIOs & IT Management category of their 2016 report.

Richard Laven, Apollo Research MD and author of the Apollo Target US CIO Influencer Report 2016, commented:

“The CIO holds one of the biggest purses in the corporate budget. In fact we estimate that the 3,000-plus US CIOs in our analysis control or influence some $450 billion in total IT spend. Therefore it’s essential for any vendor looking to secure a slice of the pie to know who leading CIOs turn to when they need deeper analysis, richer insights and new perspectives.”

“One of the most revealing aspects of this report is its unique insight into which individuals command greatest online influence among their immediate industry peers, Russ Finney of itmWEB Group being a prominent example. He features in the top 5 influencers within the CIO and IT Management category and is also one of the 10 most influential individuals in our overall CIO rankings.”

Finney stated that “having the deep background of serving as both as a CIO and an IT advisor, I’ve been able to sharpen my sensitivity in identifying and sharing the latest information and approaches which provide immediate value and insight for a busy IT executive.”

“Being highly engaged as a Top 5 Influencer with leading CIOs on multiple platforms and the resulting open exchange of practical information is extremely valuable to our mutual followers, and it is also highly impactful to others who are listening in order to stay current on leading edge IT practices and opportunities. It’s an honor to be ranked as a Top 5 Influencer in this report, and my firm the itmWEB Group LLC and its partners will continue to provide great insights, news, and information for helping connected CIOs be innovative and successful.”

 

To Read the Report Announcement from Richard Laven, Apollo Research MD, please visit:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20-biggest-influencers-us-cios-richard-laven?trk=prof-post

For a full copy of the Apollo Research report, please visit:

Chief Information Officers – USA – 2016

 

About the itmWEB Group LLC

Our network of elite IT professionals and experts provides CIO, advisory, research, facilitation, innovation, and project management services for companies, corporate divisions, and government agencies. We are a part of a close affiliation of small advisory and technology firms which combine our expert resources to create highly specialized and qualified engagement teams to serve our mutual clients. Our clients include some of the world’s leading companies focused on high tech manufacturing, defense systems manufacturing, SaaS products and services, high volume financial services, and VVIP aerospace completions and MRO.

 

Russ Finney’s Twitter Account:

https://twitter.com/rfinney

 

Russ Finney’s LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/russ-finney-159109

 

To learn more about Russ Finney’s advisory, research, and speaking activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/russfinney.html

 

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20 Cognitive Biases that Screw Up Your Decisions #Infographic

September 12th, 2016

20 Cognitive Biases that Screw Up Your Decisions #Infographic

 

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Source:

Business Insider

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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Russ Finney – Business & Technology Keynote Speaker

September 12th, 2016

Russ Finney – Business & Technology Keynote Speaker:

 

 

 

To learn more about booking Russ Finney for your event please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/russfinney.html

 

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2016 Cybersecurity Skills Gap #Infographic

September 12th, 2016

2016 Cybersecurity Skills Gap #Infographic

 

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Source: ISACA

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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2015 Analytics Predictions #Infographic

September 12th, 2016

2015 Analytics Predictions #Infographic

 

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To learn more about itmWEB’s research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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Browser Usage Data #Infographic

February 12th, 2014

Browser Usage Data #Infographic

 

Chrome and Safari are the leaders…

 

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Source:

[INFOGRAPHIC] Browser Wars: Find Out Who Dominates This Year

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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Top Tech Innovations of 2013

January 5th, 2014

 

Top Technology Innovations of 2013 – A Humorous Look

 

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Source:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230533

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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Business Body Language Do’s and Don’ts

January 2nd, 2014

Business Body Language Do’s and Don’ts #Infographic

 

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Source:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorgan/2013/11/21/this-body-language-infographic-may-save-or-land-your-job/

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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Photos from Agile Austin U @AgileAustin

October 26th, 2013

Photos from Agile Austin U @AgileAustin

 

Great nine week event held at St Edwards professional learning center which covered all aspects of Agile development approaches. The instructors were some of Austin’s top Scrum Masters and Professionals from companies like BankVue, GM, Dell, Whole Foods, Agile Velocity, and many others…

 

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Grouping and prioritizing User Stories

 

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Full class for Austin Agile U

 

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The awesome instructors of Austin Agile U

 

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Organizing and Prioritizing

 

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Teamwork with determination and velocity during the Scrum simulation

 

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Reviewing the Scrum Board

 

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Teamwork and problem solving

 

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Sprint Presentations

 

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Our final Sprint Deliverable

 

To learn more about Agile Austin follow this link:

http://www.agileaustin.org

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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