How to Get to One IT in One Piece

If one thing’s for certain, mergers and acquisitions bring change—and often not for the better. Despite best intentions, staff often suffer when a company grows through acquisition. A real desire … Read More
By Steve Trautman Jun 05, 2022

Winning IT transformations start with the end in sight

Over the last two decades, I’ve had a front-row seat at dozens of IT transformations across the world and was recently asked for my most salient “lessons learned.” These lessons are founded on the sam … Read More
By Steve Trautman Jun 01, 2022

The 5-Hour Rule: Value of Learning Is Real, But Who Has Time for It?

Practical Applications of the 5-Hour Rule

Last week I wrote about the 5-hour rule, which author Michael Simmons defined as setting "aside at least an hour a day (or five hours a week) … for activities that could be classified as deliberate practi … Read More
By Steve Trautman May 23, 2022

What Is That Voodoo That You Do?

Lifting the Technical Fog: Part 2 of 3

In my last post, we explored what you know and – more importantly – what you DON’T know about the technical experts on your team. Gaps in understanding can create big problems, which was clearly illu … Read More
By Steve Trautman May 15, 2022

What Do You REALLY Know About Your Critical Technical Experts?

Lifting the Technical Fog: Part 1 of 3

What Is the Technical Fog I have a question for you: do you really know what your technical experts do? Let’s imagine you have an employee who is thinking about leaving your organization. He is one of y … Read More
By Steve Trautman May 10, 2022

20 Test Questions to Measure Knowledge Transfer

A Tool from the Steve Trautman Co.

One reason we value experts in any organization is for their ability to do great work. We also value them because they are able to answer the questions we have for them with the “right” answer. We all k … Read More
By Steve Trautman May 05, 2022
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