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Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor is an independent Computer Software Professional. Prior to launching his consulting practice, Bob was the Chief Technology Officer for HP’s Business Critical Server Division. Bob also held senior research positions specializing in database, message, and transaction systems at Compaq Computers, Tandem Computers, Digital Equipment, and Britton-Lee.

Advice Articles

Culture

Bob Taylor suggests that the executive sponsors watch out for cultural risk factors.

Elevator Pitch

Bob Taylor suggests that the executive sponsors improve their succinct vision skills by working on an elevator pitch.

Horseshoes

Bob Taylor suggests that the executive sponsors use some simple software metric. 

Let them Fail

Bob Taylor suggests that the executive sponsors deal with arrogance by allowing the project to fail.

Spies

Bob Taylor suggests that the executive sponsors deal with fraudulence by having spies.

The Message

Bob Taylor suggests that executive sponsors communicate the message directly to all team members.

The Message Reinforced

Bob Taylor suggests that the executive sponsors promote the distribution of decisions by continually reinforcing the message.

Working the grassroots

Bob Taylor suggests that the executive sponsors overcoming ignorance by working the grassroots.

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