We have expertise in these areas (click to find out more)

  • Evaluation - are we getting value from IT?
  • Strategy - where are we headed and what are our priorities?
  • Capability - how can we make sure that IT delivers?
  • Engagement - How can IT and the business engage more closely?
Latest iPhones transforming the smartphone market

Latest iPhones transforming the smartphone market

We’ve heard a great deal recently about Apple’s  success with its latest model iPhone. In their most recent quarter at the end of 2014 they sold an astounding 74.5 million phones. The iPhone 6 was the best-selling smartphone in the US, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S5. Some IT shops are keen to move to Microsoft’s Windows phones because of their manageability and…Continue Reading

More engaging presentations: 3 contrary techniques

More engaging presentations: 3 contrary techniques

Recently my presentation skills were put to the test in a rather unusual way. I was asked to present some of the insights I have gained since establishing FurleyDigital. I would be addressing a small group, on a subject very few of the audience knew much about. I knew I needed to make the ideas clear and memorable and…Continue Reading

New IT Function Map highlights changing demands for IT

New IT Function Map highlights changing demands for IT

We are thrilled to announce the release of version 4.0 of FurleyDigital’s IT Function Map, a powerful tool for improving communication and thinking about IT. The new version highlights how IT is evolving and introduces new areas of focus to help IT leaders.  The IT Function Map comprises Service Portfolios, each of which includes a group of Service…Continue Reading

How to use Social Media Tools to Manage Your Projects

How to use Social Media Tools to Manage Your Projects

Featured guest article – thanks to Richard L. Alexander (Yourseatatthetable.com) Ask a project manager whether social media could benefit her project, and you’ll likely get an instinctive “yes” in reply. Ask her, though, how to do it, and she might say (as one of my project managers recently said to me) “Gee, I’d have to give…Continue Reading

Conversation with WordPress founder beats Awards night

Conversation with WordPress founder beats Awards night

I was in a dilemma – which event do I attend? An opportunity to hear WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg speak versus attending the Social Media Club Awards night? A low-key talk in a school hall versus a corporate-sponsored red carpet event of self-congratulations? I chose the WordPress event, and I’m very pleased to report I made the right…Continue Reading

Where next for the CIO role – part 1 – Digital

Where next for the CIO role – part 1 – Digital

“There are an incredible number of senior people in IT who are good at operations and absolutely befuddled why that is not enough” according to Richard Alexander.  Richard understands why some IT people struggle  – he is the leader of a major business transformation project for Michelin North America and their former CIO. Richard and…Continue Reading

My Top 50 Project Management Pearls of Wisdom

My Top 50 Project Management Pearls of Wisdom

Dr Brian Monger inspired a burst of activity on LinkedIn recently when he asked members of the Project Manager Network to share their favourite proverbs and sayings. The replies came think and fast, proving there’s a great deal of project management wisdom and experience in the PM community. To save you reading all 368 comments (to date) I’ve distilled…Continue Reading

“How you doin’?” The Joey Tribbiani test of strategy

“How you doin’?” The Joey Tribbiani test of strategy

  “How you doin’?” was Joey Tribbiani’s famous catch-phrase on the TV show “Friends”. It wasn’t successful as a pickup line but it’s a great question. So how are YOU doing? Or more specifically – are you going to deliver on the plans you made last year? Do you have clear and specific plans? Do they link to your strategy? Do…Continue Reading