Almost half of all failed projects are caused by poor decision-making, so the importance of good project management (PM) skills, particularly for information professionals, is paramount, Yulia Aspinall explains.
Successful information service teams need to review, optimise and reinvent their service offerings every three years. A recent Jinfo Community session explored this topic and provided specific actions you can take to review your service and optimise your processes, using two main operational models, the artisan process and the optimised process.
This article looks at how return on investment (ROI) is measured in the information profession and explores some of the changes that have taken place over the past 15 years, how to best measure ROI and what information professionals need to deliver high value.
Find out how Jinfo's resources relevant to data analytics could help you develop a use-case, get to the heart of licensing matters and ensure you're involved in organisation-wide projects.
With artificial intelligence (AI) becoming ever more sophisticated, its role in research is certain to grow considerably in the coming years. Yet AI is nowhere near matching human intelligence in some areas, and that's likely to remain the case for the foreseeable future. A recent Jinfo webinar looked at ways in which information professionals can forge the most effective partnerships with machines in order to make their teams fit for the future.
Issue trees are often used in consulting to structure a project. This article highlights when you can use them in your daily research, how to make them and explains some of the advantages of using them. It also gives some examples and tools you can use to help you build an issue tree.
Graham Southorn spoke to Eleanor Windsor, vice president of client engagement, UK & EMEA, at LibSource, to discover how outsourcing can benefit a wide variety of organisations. LibSource has expertise in research knowledge management and information management. The conversation covered costs, in-house expertise and the fall of Carillion.
Read Jinfo's new research into how to create a thriving, valuable information team - and how to convince the C-suite of its value.
Don't miss our sessions and workshops on strategy, value and team skills. Join us at this year's Perfect Information Conference in May, network with peers and come away inspired. There's a special Jinfo discount code too.
Find out how Jinfo's latest Insights and Actions report can help you be an effective leader equipped with "the right stuff" to lead and inspire your information team.
Jinfo interviewed Donna Terjesen, managing director of research and information services at HBR Consulting, to find out more about its outsourced library solutions for law firms and corporations. We discover how outsourcing can bring additional skills to the table as well as cost savings and why it is seen in a positive light by those who use it.
In the first insight from our Research Focus, "The information team with the right stuff", we examine why soft skills are so critical to success for today's successful information teams.
Developing a use-case is the most important first step in data analytics projects. A recent Jinfo Community session explored this topic and provided some specific actions you can take to begin or enhance their development. These specific actions will help you and your team create a use-case that includes all of the phases of a data project including: developing the initial project goal, determining what datasets are required and providing provisions for ongoing maintenance.
This article concentrates on three key research frameworks (Porter's Five Forces, PESTEL, and value chain analysis) to illustrate how they can improve the research question and how you can work with them.
We live in a fast-moving world and being able to adapt to change is a key requirement for information professionals. Whilst their existing knowledge and skills are still important, they are increasingly being called upon to provide services in new ways. This is what our Research Focus, "The information team with the right stuff", is all about and this article highlights some of the articles, interviews, webinars and Community sessions we've recently published which illustrate how information teams can achieve long-term relevance.
As part of Jinfo's Research Focus,"The information team with the right stuff", we conducted 14 in-depth interviews with respondents across five sectors such as finance, consulting, and manufacturing, to tease out what a thriving, valuable information team should look like, what it needs to...
We interview Jantinus Meints, global director of external content at EY, to find out how this leading multinational professional services firm organises its content and procurement to service its users around the world.
In the final part of her analysis of Jinfo's latest research, into rethinking the role of information teams, director of research, Robin Neidorf, examines the five primary barriers to achieving change in information services plus suggestions on how to overcome them and transform information work for the team and end-users.
Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, continues analysis of Jinfo's latest research, into rethinking the role of information teams. What are the four fundamental areas of future information services? What skills do you need to carry out higher level analysis? How important are information qualifications versus technical or business acumen or diplomas? Why is resilience so important?
Co-facilitator Scott Brown reflects on the Community series "Future-proof your information service" which offered participants the opportunity to work on structured approaches and to take practical frameworks and models back to their organisations.
This Research Focus provides analysis, expert articles, product reviews, webinars and Community sessions on how information teams can adapt and evolve to meet the new skills required in today's dynamic environment. (April - June 2018).
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