Thursday, May 24, 2007

IT Solutions: Just Like Building with LEGO Bricks

Think child’s play doesn’t affect who a person becomes and the contributions they make to the workplace? Check out this story about an executive consultant for IBM who waxes nostalgic about summer days spent with his grandparents building with LEGO bricks, then likens his passion for building as a boy to his passion for problem solving as a software architect – where the challenge is to piece together various programming blocks to create a software solution. He suggests taking a child’s approach to LEGO building as a way to prepare an organization for change readiness and successful project management with these three tips: 1) visualize the end of the project 2) focus on the details, but keep and eye on the big picture 3) consider the challenges or obstacles to success and work around them.