Welcome to He Tangata
This website is under construction.
The website design is temporary. There is no logo or graphics yet. Everything is held together with sticky tape and number-8 wire. But we are on a journey already, a journey that will bring us to an idea and a book and hopefully a lively website, all about He Tangata.
He Tangata is about putting people first in IT. Not technology or process. If we put people first we can achieve efficency and effectiveness. We can transform our processes and improve our technology and leverage our partners. More projects will succeed and more will stay succcessful without backsliding over time. If we put people first.
This would be a huge additional cost to projects if we factored in cultural change, communication, motivation, training/coaching, feedback/assessment, and all the other people costs that are under-estimated, hidden in operational expenses or ignored entirely. That would be a good thing. if we knew the true costs of making a project successful we'd do a lot less of them and fewer of them concurrently, further improving our success rate.
This is my passion. I know some about training and professional development, about managing people, about process improvement, but I have much still to explore about HR or culture or cultural change as they apply to IT. To create He Tangata I need to learn. Come along with me on the journey as I learn and grow He Tangata. No, as we learn and grow He Tangata together. I need your help. Throw stuff into the pot. Teach us. Toss the ideas around. Beat them into shape. Keep us on track.
I'm excited that a model for He tangata is starting to emerge
The book of He Tangata wasn't published: Karen Ferris's book Balanced Diversity did the job for me. But I hope after that we will all go on together, developing the ideas, helping each other out, growing He Tangata as a movement to change the way people do IT around the world, to Put People First. After all, IT is the people.