Speak with One Voice

2020-08-05T11:02:08-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

One of the most interesting forms of behavior in the insect world has come to be known, in the words of animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley, as “honeybee democracy.” To outside observers like us, a swarm of bees functions so much like a group that we don’t realize the disagreement and vigorous debate among the bees every [...]

Build a Team of Spartans

2020-07-30T16:17:31-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Early Greek history chronicles how Lycurgus founded the first Spartan army by creating a force where no soldier was considered superior to another. He developed mastery through the army’s foundation of endurance, courage and self-control. The Spartans were skilled at the ancient Greek style of fighting in a phalanx formation. Just like in an ideal project team, the phalanx worked as a [...]

Don’t Dictate, Innovate

2020-07-30T16:20:26-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Considering he filed a record-setting 1,093 patents in his lifetime, it’s no wonder Thomas Edison is regarded as the embodiment of invention. While undoubtedly a genius, what made him so remarkable was not just what he made but the way he worked – his famous Invention Factory outside Newark, New Jersey was arguably the world’s first [...]

When It’s Time to Leave the Nest

2020-07-30T17:12:23-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Naturalists say that the mother bird uses food to coax her baby from the nest and learn to fly. She stands farther and farther out on a branch with the food even though the baby bird will probably fall. If it doesn’t hurt them, falling eventually teaches them to flap their wings and return to the branch for their next meal. It’s a repetitive process that instills the independence they need [...]

Transparency for the Team’s Sake

2020-06-16T14:10:06-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

At the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, a University of Washington rowing team did the unthinkable: They beat the better-equipped and physically stronger Nazi and Italian teams to win the gold. Brute strength wasn’t the key, writes Daniel James Brown in The Boys in the Boat. Laser-sharp communications and coordination made the real difference. “Crew is not [...]

For Healthcare Providers to Consider: Staying Agile with IT in Accelerating Times

2020-03-31T09:28:52-07:00Categories: Kevin Torf's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog|

With the spread of COVID-19, strict new social distancing and shelter-in-place policies, the practice of working remotely and implementing applications that limit in-person interaction have become the new norm. Hospitals and health systems are now struggling with project managing the IT infrastructural challenges created by the sudden massive demand for remote technology to cope with the [...]

Sustainability and Continuity: How to support a remote workforce – NOW!

2020-03-17T14:40:29-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

Over the last couple of years, the option to work remotely has become more and more common amongst employers. As employers look to recruit top talent, employees are also looking for a flexible work environment and schedule. What feels like overnight, the luxury of working remote has now become a necessity during this state of emergency. [...]

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 [...]

Visually monitor your IT environment with the T2 Alert Insight

2018-06-21T16:02:00-07:00Categories: 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

2018-06-22T09:26:51-07:00Categories: 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 [...]