About Michael Curry

Michael has consulted to businesses in many industries working with senior management and IT professionals to improve organizational efficiency.

 Please contact Michael if you want to improve the way your IT and business strategy work together.

IT Projects

Michael's methodology, grounded in industry best practices, offers assurance that business goals will be met and a high ROI realized. His consulting will increase the likelihood of success for any project.

Business Process Improvement

Michael works closely with management and IT professionals to identify business activities  which are candidates for improvement. Greater efficiency is realized through non-disruptive improvements, employee training and de-materialization among others.

E-Business Innovation

Michael can help identify virtual value chains that yield new business opportunities. Even organizations that already provide electronic services have unrecognized opportunities that become apparent after mining data on customers and transaction history.  

Background

  • Consultant (1999 - present)
  • Instructor, Oregon State University College of Business (2008- present)
  • Business IT manager (1996-1999)
  • Telecommunications Engineer (1987 - 1993)
  • MS Computer & Information Science, University of Oregon
  • BS Computer Science, US Military Academy

Interests

When Michael can tear himself way from the computer, he and his family enjoy exploring the Central Oregon mountain range. He is active in the community and church and has volunteered teaching computer skills to under privileged children and inmate rehabilitation services. 


 
eBusiness Project ManagementNothing is more perilous than shepherding a technology project to completion. The fact that most technology projects do not end up delivering what they promised, are over budget or late should be motivation enough for any small business to carefully consider how the project will be managed before committing their hard-earned cash.
Successful eBusiness Project Management

This article describes proven techniques to help ensure the success of your project, such as:
  • Setting a budget
  • Monitoring progress
  • Customer centered scenarios
  • Dealing with scope creep
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Alignment

Organizations with effective IT alignment realize cost savings, productivity improvements, and better organizational efficiency. Helping organizations achieve alignment is the goal of my consulting practice and ongoing research.

If you would like to know more about alignment or how I assess and improve alignment in organizations, please feel free to contact me today.