Kevin Torf

About Kevin Torf

Kevin Torf is an information systems executive with a 30+ year career. In 2012, Kevin became a managing partner of T2 Tech Group after merging the consulting division of Inventtrex into T2 Tech. He specializes in large-scale IT project design, procurement and implementation. He offers experience in executive-level technology consulting involving data centers, server farms, storage and backup systems, security, video messaging and VoIP systems.

Shed the ‘Thin Skin’

2020-01-24T09:14:16+00:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

What is an Olympic athlete without a coach to provide feedback and direction? For Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, that coach is Bob Bowman. He first coached Michael at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club and later with the U.S. Olympic Team. The knowledge possessed by a coach can help an athlete achieve success throughout their playing [...]

Avoid Creating Avalanches

2020-01-16T13:25:35+00:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Work piles up as more demands are thrown at you. Something’s got to give, and too often, the consequences are a deadline missed, or a project cycle falling short of the original objectives. It’s a project manager’s job to make sure teams are not overwhelmed and ensure team members are not having to make the decision [...]

Check Your Baggage

2020-01-07T16:52:24+00:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Every team represents a unique entity. Each is comprised of distinctly qualified professionals who bring individual opinions, expectations, judgments, prejudices, and more, to the table. When engaging your team, it’s important all members check their emotional and intellectual baggage at the door. You need a clean slate. Obtain this by promoting a fresh working environment free [...]

Emulate an NBA Team

2019-12-05T09:07:59+00:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

In the NBA, coaches give their team guidance and strategy leading up to each game and make adjustments in timeouts during the games. Then, the team members deliver their autonomous and specialized expertise, as they work together to ensure the win – all against a ticking clock. As a project manager, emulate the NBA coach model [...]

Let Your Team Feel the Pain

2019-11-26T11:50:12+00:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

In the gym, it’s the ‘burn’ bringing leaner, more powerful muscles. While we may initially resist the discomfort, once we push through the pain, and see how success feels, we’re back for more. The best project managers are mentors and growth coaches. One of their greatest challenges is guiding team members to become masters of their [...]

Motivate Your Team Using Stakeholder Power

2019-11-19T08:59:33+00:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Yoda once said, “Only a fully-trained Jedi Knight, with the Force as his ally, will conquer Vader and his Emperor.” While your projects don’t have to contend with Darth Vader, or the Emperor, finding the right allies makes galaxies of difference to ensure a project’s success. Stakeholders exist at many levels within the organization, whether directly [...]

Your Enterprise Needs an (Updated!) IT Disaster Recovery Plan

2019-10-16T09:11:47+00:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

It might seem common sense that an IT disaster recovery plan is as essential as fire insurance for any organization. But it’s actually even more crucial. A fire could destroy a facility, but an IT exposure could jeopardize the continuity, viability and even the survival of the entire organization. Short-term risks from temporary outages can disrupt [...]

Visually monitor your IT environment with the T2 Alert Insight

2018-06-21T16:02:00+00:00Categories: Kevin Torf's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

IT help desks and technology executives responsible for staff and system performance need to quickly answer and triage problems, incidents and service requests. To help organizations quickly cut through the noise, T2 Tech Group developed T2 Alert Insight – an innovative real-time visual notification system that allows teams to easily monitor the status of any new [...]

101 for Project Managers: Conducting Stakeholder Meetings

2018-06-22T09:26:51+00:00Categories: Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

With the goal of making groups self sufficient, project managers keep teams accountable for fulfilling commitments in a timely manner. Like a coach and mentor that must empower a unified team’s players to guide themselves to victory, project managers need to provide the right governance framework and spirit to coordinate people, processes and technology to efficiently [...]

T2 Tech Needs You!

2018-06-08T10:32:40+00:00Categories: Company Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog|

T2 Tech Group is a premier provider of vendor neutral technology consulting and management advisory services. Currently, we serve some of the largest health systems and commercial organizations in the United States, and we expect our client base to grow considerably in the coming years. In the face of this growth, we are looking for motivated [...]