Lean Six Sigma and Agile Development at Bose

We has three speakers from Bose at our September 19th monthly meeting.   Andy Nemtzow, Director of Strategy and Management Services,  Frank Tenore, Manager of Application Enhancement & Support, and Dave Margil, Lean deployment leader Six Sigma & Agile SAP SDLC at Bose Corporation discussed their experience melding Lean Six Sigma and Agile methodologies for SAP portfolio planning, projects and enhancements.   About 60 people attended the dinner at the Embassy Suites in Waltham. Here are some key points from their talk: Bose implemented Lean Six Sigma as a corporate initiative The IT organization decided to use agile methods to deliver six sigma … Read more…

It’s Time to Sign Up for the 2014 Regional Leadership Forum!

SIM’s Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) is an intensive, ten-month leadership development program focused on creating authentic leaders. Since 1992 over 3000 graduates and more than 300 sponsors have found RLF the key to developing leadership effectiveness. Leadership Development: Now More Than Ever.  There are two RLFs in the Boston-area in early 2014.  Here are the dates: http://www.simnet.org/?2014Dates. Please take a look at our five minute video below explaining the value SIM’s Regional Leadership Forum. We live in a world of ever accelerating change. Economic conditions have created unprecedented challenges…a challenge unique for many of us in our lifetime. Competition is … Read more…

Eight Must Read Articles for Managers in Transition

The Boston SIM Members in Transition group met on Thursday September 12th.  Tracy Cashman hosted the meeting at Winter Wyman in Waltham.  Each participant was asked to bring a recent short article they have read concerning job searching, networking, interviewing, management or other relevant topics to discuss amongst the group.  Here’s a list of the articles the attendees brought in: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130910142101-69244073-why-some-people-have-no-boundaries-online http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/to_strengthen_your_confidence.html http://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/3-ways-improve-hiring.html  http://www.careerattraction.com/when-networking-ditch-the-sales-pitch/  http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130708115451-86541065-how-to-think-like-a-leader  http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130822180103-15454-a-short-story-about-leadership  http://www.cio.com/article/445720/20_Tips_for_Surviving_a_Layoff_From_Someone_Who_s_Been_There

10 Reasons Why You Don’t Want Your Children to Become CIOs

Rick Swanborg spoke about “10 Reasons Why You Don’t Want Your Children to Become CIOs,”  at the SIM Silver meeting on September 10th at Babson College.  Rick is President and Co-Founder of ICEX and a Professor at the Boston University School of Management. The reasons are: 1. “Gootcha” Vendor relationships 2. Infrastructure implosions 3. Security insomnia 4. Brain drain 5. Consumer “know it all” 6. Regulation tsunami 7. Clouds from hell 8. Big data, big disappointment 9. Apps madness 10. Merger mania The next SIM Silver meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 19th.  For 2014, please reserve Feb. 11th, May 13th, Sept. 9th, and … Read more…

Boston SIM Member David Walsh Wins CIO of the Year Award

David Walsh, the CIO of Catholic Charities and a Boston SIM member, received a 2013 CIO of the Year Award from The Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech.  David was one of 12 overall winners and one of 3 winners in the Non-Profit Category.  The 3rd Annual CIO of the Year Awards were presented on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Seaport Hotel. You can learn more here: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/techflash/2013/05/heres-a-look-at-this-years-2013-cio.html and view a profile of David at: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/print-edition/2013/06/28/cio—nonprofit—david-walsh.html.