It’s now been slightly over a year since my last post. Yikes, time flies!
Where have I been? Well, mostly, I’ve been getting myself comfortable in a new position. Tomorrow marks my first anniversary as an employee of Deloitte. I took on the role of Portal Program Lead for the Global Consulting Knowledge Management (GCKM) group. This position carries a lot of the same responsibilities I had with Novell – I manage a small team of great people taking care of a portal and its associated search solution, its taxonomy and also interacting with and supporting a lot of people within the GCKM group and in the practice at large.
One big difference is that it’s not the “enterprise” portal and search solution I used to manage – instead, it’s the knowledge management portal specifically for Deloitte’s consulting organization. Another big difference is that it’s a portal targeted at an audience that is many times larger than Novell’s employee population. So a relatively small scope but a relatively much larger audience. Definitely a much difference organization then the one I had been used to!
It’s been an interesting year – learning a lot and getting used to a new organization, new technical solutions, new business problems, and more.
This is probably as much rationalization as anything but I’ve been feeling like I wanted to wait until I had been at this new position long enough to begin writing again. As in the past, I will mostly write about my own perceptions and learnings and thinking based on my experiences. Given that I did not feel comfortable writing about what I had learned at Novell after I left, while at the same time, I did not feel like I had enough grounding at Deloitte to write about that experience, I have been in a holding pattern.
With tomorrow being my one year anniversary, I figure it’s time to jump back in. As always, opinions expressed here are mine and do not imply any belief on the part of my employer.
My first post back will be on Best Bet Governance. Look for it shortly!