What’s this blog here for?

See my very first posting on this blog for a detailed discussion of what I’m trying to achieve here.

In a nutshell, per CIO Magazine, 6-19-2009: “Kretzman, a 25-year IT and online veteran, shares thoughts on focusing product and application development as well as enhancing and maintaining world-class operations. He also points out that many departments survive by hiding inefficiencies, oversights and missed opportunities.”

To start exploring this blog, you may want to consult the list of “Most Popular Posts“, shown on the navigation of every page.

I consider myself a perennial student of IT practices, norms, and critical success factors. A key (and frequently updated) page on this site is my “Recommended Reading“, where I link to key books in the field, as well as specific posts that have discussed notable books.

I welcome your thoughts and contributions, in the form of comments, to the topics I cover here. Although all comments are moderated before being actually published, I have had very few occasions to ever not publish a (non-spam) comment, and I review comments quickly. That said, please be aware that comments containing personal attacks will not be published, nor will I publish comments that seem primarily intended just to push a particular product.

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Necessary disclaimer: none of the opinions presented on this blog is intended to represent the views of any of my employers or clients, past or present.