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Archive for April, 2014

TIME Analysis & APM

Written by admin on April 25th, 2014 at 7:00 am

An important part of Application Portfolio Management (APM) is creating a strong inventory of information and leveraging powerful business intelligence and analytic capabilities to help identify transformation alternatives and make decisions in terms of which applications to maintain, invest in, enhance or retire. A comprehensive analysis will help identify under-performing applications, redundancies within the portfolio and highlight applications which may be costly and a poor fit.

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The Difference Between Project and Product-Based PPM

Written by Ben Chamberlain on April 21st, 2014 at 6:00 am

A move is on to shift from project to product-based thinking which allows a business to focus on aligning investments with business drivers and adjust to quick shifts in the marketplace.  A buzz really started when Gartner addressed the topic in a Matthew Hotle and Bill Swanton report which came out in November 2013.

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Senior Executives Focused on Growth and IT

Written by Ben Chamberlain on April 17th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Analyst firm Gartner has released the results of its 2014 CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey and it finds that growth is on the minds of executives.  A third of respondents ranked it as their top priority with IT also high on the list.   In Gartner’s announcement of the survey, vice president and Gartner Fellow Mark Raskino said CEOs talking about the increasing significance of technology-related change have to now move to invest in that insight.

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Changing the PMO Status Quo with Frank La Rocca – May 13th

Written by Ben Chamberlain on April 15th, 2014 at 11:02 am

Today, many businesses are questioning the effectiveness of their traditional Project Portfolio Management (PPM).  What does the PMO need to do to position themselves as leaders with the ability to optimize the spend and maximize ROI across the portfolio?

Join Con Edison’s Director of Financial Governance Frank La Rocca for a look at how he built an Enterprise PMO and established complete financial transparency across a $2 billion capital portfolio.  He’ll talk about the governance framework for increased financial intelligence, how to gain “buy in” from the top, setting baseline metrics, establishing a dynamical reallocation process to drive greater ROI and more.

Click here to register today for this webinar opportunity then plan to join Frank on Tuesday, May 13th at 2pm/ET.

The Magic Ingredients of Managing IT

Written by Ben Chamberlain on April 14th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Businesses today are challenged with ways to fund innovation as budgets remain flat or increase incrementally.  The inability to efficiently invest in the future is one of the reason’s IT is becoming less relevant.  It’s imperative that organizations make changes and not only gain a greater understanding of their spending dynamics but also adopt a new approach to decision making, one that focuses on strategic investments and their ability to create competitive advantage.  How do you get started?

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