John Hudson

London, UK | Partner of Thinking Dimensions Global
Mr Hudson focuses on the delivery and support of the RCA suite of KEPNERandFOURIE™ products with particular emphasis within the IT environment. He draws on almost 20 years of experience within the IT industry in the UK and Southern Africa. His particular strengths relate to the development and refining of products and content specific to client needs.

Recent Posts

Rescuing IT Projects

By John Hudson on Oct 1, 2014 6:03:00 PM

"It's not that they can't see the solution. They can't see the problem." - G.K. Chesterton

According to the Standish Group, a successful project must be completed on time, on budget and deliver the promised quality.

Of the many Standish Group reports published since 1994, two of the top five causes for failed IT projects have been given as:

  • > Incomplete Requirements
  • > Lack of User Involvement

Now that we have identified these two causes for failed projects, let’s examine what can be done. We could look at the project from a proactive or a reactive perspective but as the title of the blog is “Rescuing IT Projects,” the assumption is that we are looking back on faults/incidents that have occurred

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Problem solving through divergent and convergent thinking

By John Hudson on Feb 6, 2013 3:08:00 PM

“We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.”

 Edward de Bono


What Edward de Bono had to say rings very true with a high percentage of the problems that we are presented with, if the right questions are asked at the outset of the process it can save you a great deal of time and a lot of unnecessary tears and frustration.

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Five men in an “IT CSI” boat – The beginning

By John Hudson on Feb 6, 2013 2:49:00 PM

What’s this all about, five men in an IT CSI boat? How ridiculous can you get!

Let me explain. Realistically it is the start of a journey and the launch of our blog on IT CSI (IT – Root Cause Analysis). So I suppose that to some degree explains why the boat analogy and the 5 men I mentioned. The 5 men relate to the characters in Thinking Dimensions Global who I will introduce shortly.


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Problem solving process:

By John Hudson on Feb 6, 2013 2:30:00 PM

How to gather, what to gather, where and when to gather

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information –

Benjamin Disraeli (British Prime Minister 1874 - 1880)

The quote from Benjamin Disraeli was taken from a time when information was not as readily available as it is today or to the same level of detail, we only have to look at some of the Victorian newspapers from this time to understand how poorly knowledge and information was presented.


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Can you see the wood for the trees? Clarify the problem detail

By John Hudson on Feb 5, 2013 3:23:00 PM

People ask me questions, lost in confusion
Well – I tell them there’s no problem, only solutions”

John Lennon – “Watching the Wheels “

We at Thinking Dimensions Global have our own definition of Convergent Thinking and yes it does fit in with John Lennon’s lyrics – though he did pen the lyrics before we came up with the definition. We see convergent thinking as “reflecting a tendency to analyse relationships between several parts of a problem and to find useful links, connections or patterns.”

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