Interesting and Useful Links Mon 17 Aug 09
Social Media Policy and Employee Guidance by Will Weider on Candid CIO. Will does an excellent job of recognizing that people will use social media at work and that it can have both benefits and pitfalls for your organization. He lays out some excellent guidelines and explains the "why" behind them which will go along way towards getting acceptance and compliance.
7 Keys to Describe Your Achievements by Simon Stapleton. Some great career advice and who can't benefit from that in today's economy. He reminds us of some important things about outlining your achievement to better sell yourself to prospective employers.
It’s OK to say, “I Don’t Know…” by Arun Manansingh on "a cio's voice" points out how being honest about what we do or do not know impacts our credibility.
Password Advice by security expert Bruce Schneier. He provides 10 rules for keeping your password safe. It's not always easy, Schneier readily admits that even he regularly breaks 7 of them.
Lean & Forrester’s Business Technology Forum by Glenn Whitfield on IT Business Alignment (IT2B). Glenn provides some excellent commentary on the adoption of Lean in IT and the concern that Forrester Research's approach is more about chasing a trend than true cultural adoption.
Communication: Are you the king, or a guard? by Jonathon Babcock on Practical Analyst. Babcock draws an interesting comparison in the communications between analysts and developers. I can relate to what he wrote, it's deja vu all over again.
Enterprise 2.0 Does Not Necessarily Mean Power To The People by G. Oliver Young. Young provides some good tips for rolling out Enterprise 2.0 apps.