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NotesOn: Project Management – IT Testing 101

The opportunity is just too good to pass up. Absolutely classic. Setting all political discussions aside, after three and a half years and tens to hundreds of millions of dollars (depending on to whom you listen) invested, the release of the “Obamacare” website was an unmitigated disaster. There couldn’t be a better poster child example of how not to run a project, of any magnitude. But. … Click on the title to continue [...]

NotesOn: Risk Management – Disaster Impact Analysis Form

I have made mention of and referenced the Disaster Impact Analysis (DIA) form (which I created and honed over the years) in a number of my previous posts. Herein, I will, at last, walk you through the form in detail, and in the process demonstrate why a typical Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is insufficient when it comes to designing IT’s Disaster Recovery systems; providing the ROI for the use of my DI. … Click on the title to read more [...]

NotesOn: Risk Management – Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity – More

The subject of differences between Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity came up again. During the discussion another idea came to me on how to graphically represent the two concepts, one that looks at the matter from another facet of the same jewel, … Click on the title to read more [...]

NotesOn: Risk Management – Disaster Recovery Maturity Model

Being able to gauge where one is at in regards to Disaster Recovery is an important part of Risk Management in particular and company management in general. The question is “Where do we stand?”, or, “How do we stack up against where we should be?”, or “How mature is our DR effort?”. … Click on the title to read more [...]

NotesOn: Risk Management – Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Essentials

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are becoming hot topics (again) so I thought I would refocus my efforts and leave other elements of IT Fundamentals for another day. It so happens that I have quite a few subject notes in draft mode, accumulated over the years, so I thought I would start with a basic, essential, outline of the subject. … Click on title to read more [...]

NotesOn: Risk Management Life Cycle Addendum

In “NotesOn: The Four Fundamental Life Cycles of IT” I made what now proves to be an erroneous statement. Further research has shown that the name Risk Management Life Cycle has been used in the past, however … Click on the title to read more. [...]

NotesOn: Risk Management – Risk Analysis Process Addendum

One of the items I failed to mention in the original post on Risk Management (NotesOn: Risk Management – Risk Analysis) is that RA must be done from the top down and from the ground up. … Click on the title to read more. [...]

NotesOn: Risk Management-Risk Analysis

This post, Version 1.0, reviews and discusses the processes of Risk Management and in particular Risk Analysis in some detail. Both were discussed in recent posts but at a summary level. … Click on the title to read more. [...]

NotesOn: The Four Fundamental Life Cycles of IT

This post addresses the four, not three, IT (Information Technology) Life Cycles that are on the “must know” list for those working in and managing an IT organization; one of the four is a new Life Cycle (LC) that, while present and in use, has never before been named. … Click on the title to read more. [...]

NotesOn: An IT Executive’s Checklist And Survey – Part IV

This is Part IV of IV of my IT Executive checklist, or survey list. It is focused on Risk Management and Risk Lists (including Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity), Budgets, Company Policies, and Goals & Objectives. Over the years I’ve worked in quite a few different IT groups, large and small. From experience I’ve learned that there are “things” I need to know almost as soon as I walk into an IT Group, large or small. .. Click on the title to read more. [...]