Daily Archive: September 14, 2004

Wondering what personality type you are?

ISTJ Serious, quiet, earn success by concentration and thoroughness. Practical, orderly, matter of fact, logical, realistic, and dependable. Take responsibility.

ISFJ Quiet, friendly, responsible and conscientious. Work devotedly to meet their obligations. Thorough, painstaking, accurate. Loyal considerate.

INFJ Succeed by perseverance, originality, and desire to do whatever is needed, wanted. Quietly forceful; concerned for others. Respected for their firm principles.

INTJ Usually have original minds and great drive for their own ideas and purposes. Sceptical, critical, independent, determined, often stubborn. (Thats me)

An Architects Perspective on IT Programme Management

I have managed a lot of IT Infrastructure projects in my time, and a couple of smaller programmes.  I have also keenly observed the management of several large programmes as a Chief Architect.  This article is written from this perspective.


Some initial observations:


  1. IT Infrastructure Projects generally fail from at least one perspective and often more
  2. IT Infrastructure projects look superficially simple
  3. The programmes have been overly influenced by the personality and skills of the Programme Director


The following are a set of Article Titles that I intend to write over the next year or so; they give you a good idea of the issues I think are important:


  1. What does he do? The importance of top down Journal keeping to programme communication, coordination and team spirit
  2. The need for a balanced management team instead of Super Men
  3. Management information is a team resource
  4. The customer is not the same as the client
  5. Objectives and Requirements, why they are different and both important
  6. The importance of programme maturity reviews
  7. Conceptual integrity and how easy it is to loose it
  8. The lost art of estimating – take different perspectives
  9. How to plan a programme, top …