jill-dyche

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Writer, classic rock lover, dog rescuer, co-founder of Baseline Consulting, and now Vice President of SAS Best Practices--I speak, blog, and pester my friends about these topics. My current focus is getting IT and business organizations to collaborate more effectively and not kill each other. I also talk and write about big data, why analytics is fundamentally strategic, how to pitch business execs on IT projects, and why not to buy a dog from a pet store.

I’ve lived in London, Paris, and Sydney, but call L.A. home. #weatherwimp. I cultivate an organic vegetable garden and friends with issues. I’ve written three books, co-authored a fourth, and contributed to a bunch more. (I have another one in my head waiting to come out, but it’s crowded in there right now.) I prefer Def Leppard to Bon Jovi, mashed potatoes to brown rice, fly fishing to golf, Pinot Noir to Zinfandel, and nice people to assholes. I have a tattoo. I’m not telling you where. I feel guilty that I go hot and cold on social media, that I don’t spend enough face time with my friends, that my French is rusty, and that I ate that whole bag of Kirkland peanut butter cups in less than a week. I have to live with those things.

What Is Buzzworthy About the New IT?

What’s getting buzz in IT circles right now? In a word, ownership. But in order to understand how to circumscribe IT’s boundaries, IT leaders need to understand where they are now, and where they want to be. In her latest book The New IT: How Technology Leaders Are Enabling Business Strategy in the Digital Age (McGraw-Hill, 2015), Jill Dyché lays out the qualities and behaviors of each archetype, offering readers self-assessments to determine their as-is and to-be states.

Which IT archetype fits your organization best? In this video she discusses the importance of understanding incumbent IT behaviors, and how that newfound insight can enhance a CIO’s efforts to innovate.

Nailing Hiring in the New IT

Nailing Hiring in the New IT

There's No "I" in "Archetype"

There's No "I" in "Archetype"