Motivate Your Team Using Stakeholder Power

2020-02-06T15:54:05-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, 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

2019-10-16T09:11:47-07:00Categories: 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 [...]

Five Things Hospitals Look for When Partnering with an IT Consulting Firm

2020-02-06T15:30:04-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

In today’s knowledge-based marketplace, technology and healthcare may be the most complex and ever-changing industries. To keep up with requirements for IT services, hospitals may find available resources and guidance scarce. What’s needed is a trusted IT consulting firm for hospitals to be a technology partner to guide healthcare systems through short- and long-term strategic plans. [...]

A Migration Strategy for an Application-Centric World

2018-06-08T14:15:20-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

Over my career, I’ve worked on the EHR vendor side and as a vendor-neutral consultant, where I continue helping healthcare providers transform their technology infrastructure and clinical application environments. Every hospital I worked in hosted a plethora of applications with different requirements. Many of these have to be available 24x7 and carefully mapped to workflows specific [...]

You Know Your Data Center Strategy, Now What?

2018-06-08T14:17:34-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

Technology transitions in the healthcare industry can be challenging because even the smallest hospitals depend on hundreds of applications in a 24X7, always-on environment. In the patient care space, we need to minimize scheduled downtime and can’t afford unscheduled operational disruption. The complexity to manage data center projects is intensified further because every application is different [...]

Creating a Smarter Velocity Chart – Part 2

2017-12-02T06:53:49-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

In my previous blog entry, A Smarter Velocity Chart for Effective Communication, I explained what a velocity chart is and why it is an effective tool for communicating project information to stakeholders. In this write-up, I’ll provide a true-to-life IT scenario to detail the steps for creating velocity charts. Estimating Effort Developing a velocity chart starts [...]

A Smarter Velocity Chart for Effective Communication

2018-06-11T15:57:08-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

One of the primary tenets of project management is to effectively communicate project progress and status to stakeholders and business leadership. As a project manager working on large enterprise IT projects, one tool I find especially useful for delivering this information is the velocity chart T2 Tech Group developed for our reporting. To explain the workings [...]

Entering the Dynamic World of IT Consulting

2018-06-11T16:05:19-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

Imagine you have a favorite burger joint and eat at the same place every day. This would be really exciting when you first go, but the same burger and ingredients will eventually vex you. Similar to this, most IT technical jobs can become unstimulating because they require the same operations day in and day out. You [...]

EUC Takeaways from VMworld 2017

2018-06-06T11:06:30-07:00Categories: Events, Industry Insights, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

This year at VMworld was a great time to be an end-user computing (EUC) specialist and VDI engineer. VMware hit strong with their EUC announcements, which will propel the centralized end-user computer space into the limelight. Is 2017 the year for hosted applications and virtualized desktops? While that question has been asked every year now for [...]

Healthcare and Cloud Are Ready to Mingle

2018-06-12T12:52:10-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

Cloud computing has been a buzz word in the IT industry for a decade. For the past ten years, we’ve seen companies in software, real estate, biotechnology, education, construction and many other industries migrate to the cloud. Only within the past couple of years, cloud has arisen as a hot topic in healthcare, and for the [...]