Michael Blanford

Michael Blanford is a seasoned CIO for pharmaceutical and manufacturing organizations. Michael is an Information Technology and Operations leader. Michael has industry experience in manufacturing, service and software businesses in Life Sciences, Instrumentation, Telecommunications and Aerospace ranging from start-up to Fortune 100 businesses.


Lean Execution

CHAOS Tuesday #91 is titled “Lean Execution”.  In the introduction Jim Johnson explains Lean Execution which one of the 10 Factors of Value in the Factors of Value Report.  In our first segment Dan Ward outlines his new book Simplicity Cycle.  He presents the major takeaways from his book. In our second segment Margaret Olson discusses wandering software and how to deal with wandering… Read more


CHAOS Tuesday: Conversations in CHAOS – #14: Trade-offs.  This show is all about trade-offs. Trade-offs are the act of exchanging one or more items for others items as a compromise. Here the CHAOS Team and Michael Blanford the Customer-focused CIO discusses trade-offs. In trade-offs stakeholders or executive sponsors might drop or delay features and functions for an earlier delivery.  Stakeholders may collaborate… Read more

Trustworthy Vendors

CHAOS Tuesday #58: is titled “Trustworthy Vendors”.  We have two panels debating the issue of Trustworthy Vendors. On our first panel is my co-host Jim Crear. Our three guests are Michael Blanford, Bill Niemi, and Robert Cline.  Our second panel is made up of Marilyn Smith, Dan Horsey and Gene Bounds. A trustworthy vendor is an organization that you can… Read more

Why Large Projects Fail Part 7

CHAOS Tuesday #44: Our special guests are Bob Kelley and Michael Blanford.  Bob and Michael focused on what is in it for the users and the organizations.  Making decision based on firms dates and cost controls. Preserving the user experience during a major transition, Both Bob and Michael related projects similar to a new NPAC. In this program we explore: What is… Read more

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