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Décider en situation d’urgence

Du management des risques à une culture du risque

La crise du COVID-19, au-delà des impacts sanitaires avérés et économiques à venir tout aussi inquiétants, nous permet de mettre en lumière certaines faiblesses de notre mode de vie. Entre les dépendances industrielles (textiles, équipements, pharmaceutiques, etc.) que nous avons avec les gros producteurs mondiaux tels la Chine et les Etats-Unis et l’effet Streisand des réseaux sociaux sur les populations ayant pour conséquences des effets de paniques, il y a beaucoup de sujets de société sur lesquels les débats ne font que commencer.

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Adopter l’IA ne s’achète pas, cela se cultive

La notion d’intelligence artificielle (IA) date des années 1950 quand Alain Turing, à la suite de ces travaux de cryptanalyse durant la seconde guerre mondiale, soumet l’idée que les machines ainsi créées pour résoudre des problèmes, deviendront à terme capable de “penser par elles-mêmes”. C’est de cette idée d’ailleurs qu’il présentera son fameux test éponyme, visant à tester une IA sur sa faculté à imiter la conversation humaine.

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Hey, « Agile »​? Welcome « Dexterity »​!

First researches around iterative and incremental methods can be track back to 1930’s supported by Walter Shewhart and William Edwards Deming works. In the 50’s, theirs concepts have been used initially for software development at IBM and Motorola, but theirs documentations really started in 80’s to conclude with the publication of the « Manifesto for Agile Development ».

In early 90’s, agile software development paradigms started to be used in organizations described as an « agile business management model ». The main idea is to help organisational structures to accept and adapt themselves to changes as part of their ongoing operations, sometime linked to « Lean Management ».

However I have the feeling we overtaxed Agile concepts too much and sometimes in wrong places. Why? I guess because agile methodologies are still slow compare to market/business evolution.

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How do I boost my memory

 MemoryBoost

Memory is one of the best but most complex tool any individual has.

It helps us to use pictures of our experiences in order to act in the present. However, as any other tools, it needs practice to maximize its potential. Two characteristics of the memory are helpful to improve in our day-to-day life:

  • Its size: how much information are we able to keep/store?
  • Its accessibility: how easy can we store/retrieve information?
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How I manage operational risks – Maintenance level versus risk

RiskAssementTelecomMaintenances

As per my regional role at work supporting several different business units, I do not own any budget and thus do not own risk responsibility while it comes down to renew maintenance or refresh Telecom devices. However my biggest challenge is to make sure budget owner clearly understand potential risk behind the final decision.
I do split IT device lifecycle in two activities: « Operating » & « Keep Environment Current »
I will cover the first one as per this post and second in another one later.

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Recognition @ work

Recognition_MaslowHierarchyofNeeds

As Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is trying to describe, all humans have essential needs that must be met through the course of their life. It starts from the basic physiological needs to keep survive (air, food, water, etc.) to end at self-actualization level where we have full control of our self both, personal, social and professional speaking.

Understanding such hierarchy will help manager to keep their teams motivated and engaged. To reach that goal more and more companies are implementing recognition program as part of their HR model. However to make it work recognition need to follow some rules which can’t be applied the same way depending on the country, culture, and individuals.

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Business Intelligence Reports: make your figures decisions enablers

SQARA

Historically IT has been introduce into legacy industries to improve task automation like the machines did during Industrial Revolution. Like machineries, computer can provide cadence information, but can also keep historical data which can be then reviewed and analyzed to provide a business related information. This process is called Business Intelligence.