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The More Things Change: How IT Roles Are Shifting – And How They’re Not

Posted by BusinessForward Team on August 29th, 2016

Guest Blogger: Bethany Simon, Executive Vice President, OpenArc

You don’t have to read this to know that technology runs our lives. (I mean, your phone probably buzzed five times even while you read that first sentence.) As today’s tech continues to grow and evolve at lightning speeds, it presents more and […]

How to Be a Project Superhero

Posted by BusinessForward Team on July 28th, 2016

By: Amy Dubin, Project Director, BusinessForward

The overall theme that emerged in the BusinessForward-Pittsburgh Technology Council 2016 Regional CIO Survey is one of transformation. A tall order, transformation. Do CIOs need to be superheroes to achieve it?

Driving Change

IT Leaders are clearly thinking about how to migrate to a focus on innovation […]

What Would Gavin Belson Do? Inspired BYOD

Posted by BusinessForward Team on June 15th, 2016

By Heather Broman, BusinessForward

Leaders want their employees to be as happy and as productive as possible. Today this means inspiring your team with cool work spaces, casual dress and allowing them to feel comfortable at work. But as fans of Silicon Valley know, it only takes one idiot and a […]

Value Stream Maps: The Snapchat of IT

Posted by BusinessForward Team on June 1st, 2016

By:  Clinton Kehr, Solutions Architect, BusinessForward

IT leaders probably don’t send each other pictures of themselves puking rainbows.

Thankfully, smart leaders have embraced the notion of instant communication without embracing the animated lenses available in the wildly popular app. Innovative start-ups around the world use software like SLACK which provides instant internal […]

The Five Skills Your Project Leader Must Have

Posted by BusinessForward Team on May 19th, 2016

By: Amy Dubin, Project Director, BusinessForward

Management is doing things right; Leadership is doing the right things – Peter Drucker

When companies initiate complex, cross-functional projects, often they are doing so to support a pillar of their strategic plan with a goal of increasing revenue and profitability.  Whether this is customer-facing, internal […]

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