Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jun 19, 2017
Gartner reports that 75% to 80% of organizations are using some form of agile project management process.
Although agile project management has been around for many years, the way we adapt it has changed significantly, especially as project portfolio management (PPM) practices have evolved.
In today’s businesses, technology plays a crucial role in our success, but technology can also make things more uncertain. This uncertainty has given us the motive to be more flexible and requires a “think on your feet” mentality. For this reason, we've seen a big spike in Agile PPM over the last few years. So how do we continue to deliver stability and efficiency, the result of traditional style PPM, while also giving in to necessary risks that lead to innovation and competitive edge?
It’s simple: accept the value in each method, avoid the inevitable pains that may develop with segregation, and opt for a unified agile and traditional PPM model.
Want to drive up your bid-to-win ratio? The top five percent of professional services organizations win more than two out of every three bids. Their sales and services teams are better aligned too. Customer Relationship management (CRM) has long played a key role in driving sales and services excellence, but it’s no longer enough – welcome to the age of opportunity management. Download this eGuide to better understand how to win more business with accurate proposals based on past project success.
There are many attributes to consider when choosing sourcing options, some more obvious than others, such as hourly rate. However, when evaluating the true costs of sourcing, leading organizations also look at other critical factors associated with business-critical projects--such as agility, integration with other operations, security risks, scalability, public image, and business understanding-- that can make all the difference to ensuring successful project outcomes.
Collaborative helped a research company transitioning to commercialization identify critical timelines, tasks, milestones and resources required to bring a new drug to market. As part of the project, leaders were given the information and tools they needed and the business began building the strong foundation necessary for a successful launch.
Published By: Caristix
Published Date: May 03, 2013
The costs and risks associated with the entire interfacing lifecycle are no longer acceptable in a world that requires fast turnarounds and go-live dates. Those implementing HL7 interfaces can tap into new – and proven – best practices for more effective scoping and overall project success.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 01, 2013
IT provisioning was slowing Cigna’s developers. In response, they developed Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) self-service provisioning using Red Hat and Red Hat-supported open source projects. Success led to a development infrastructure that speeds results and boosts the bottom line.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: Jun 09, 2017
Your high-stakes data projects don’t have to end – as analysts predict – in failure. Don’t just rely on legacy technology and outdated thinking - the key is to start your next data project armed with the right technology and mindset to succeed.
This paper will give you insights and guidelines to help you learn how to leverage all of your data to reach your data integration objectives with less time and expense than you might imagine. Change is good, and in this paper we’ll give you real-world examples of organizations that embraced change and found success.
CA has reevaluated the design methodology behind its PPM tool to deliver an end-user-driven solution that better reflects the goals and motivations of the entire team, helps to ensure project confidence and removes the stress associated with the possibility of project failure.
At the core of this new design methodology is our proprietary research, which unquestionably points to the need for an outcome-driven approach to innovation, chiefly concerned with understanding and measuring the customer’s success criteria.
Several years into the app economy, business has changed. Accelerating product cycles and competitive threats now demand continuous planning. Change is constant and managing it is more important than ever. As a result, companies that for years have taken a traditional approach to managing initiatives are moving rapidly to implement agile business practices. And they’re seeing results, in the form of improved quality, faster delivery of value, reduced development costs and increased customer satisfaction.
But this transition also creates new challenges and responsibilities for the project management office (PMO). In fact, the success of the transformation often hinges on the PMO’s ability to expand the underlying concepts of the agile development methodology into a companywide ethos¬—a concept known as business agility.
Attracting Investors Webinar: With more than $18 billion in M&A activity in the first half of last year alone, the colocation industry is riding the bubble of rapid growth. Colocation data center providers are being evaluated by a wide range of investors, with varying experience and perspectives. Understanding the evaluation criteria is a critical competency for attracting the right type of investor and investment to your colocation business. Steve Wallage, Managing Director of Broad Group Consulting, has led more than 30 due diligence projects and will discuss specific areas of focus including assessment of financials, management, customers, business plan, competitive positioning and future strategy and exit.
By attending this presentation colocation providers will:
• Hear how investors are assessing colocation providers
• Understand different types of investor strategy and positioning
• Explore actual case studies –success stories as well as examples where investors walked away
• Walk away with a greater understanding of how to not only attract investment, but the right type of investor to propel their business growth
Published By: Sitrion
Published Date: Oct 05, 2016
Don‘t know where to start with your communications mobile project? Building a well thought-out business case to get executive and stakeholder buy-in is the most important step to your success. This how-to guide can quickly help you make the business case for your employee communications app initiative. Download to learn more.
Traditional project management techniques are not working as well as expected. According to research, an average organization has at least $74 million USD (yearly) in at-risk projects. And, even when projects are executed successfully, all too often they still fail to deliver business benefits.
So, how do you get started? How do you prioritize which issues to address first? What are the risks and potential rewards? What can you do yourself and where can you need help?
This paper helps you answer those questions. It provides important insights into the root causes of project failures and misalignment with business unit expectations, along with possible solutions. It illustrates the path to optimized project and portfolio management from four different starting points, and provides step-by-step advice to help you reach new milestones quickly. It is intended to help you make the transition from managing IT projects to managing business outcomes.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
Every day, a new product launch promises speed, efficiency or savings for businesses eager to stay a step ahead. But if you’re an IT pro, and it’s your job to onboard the new system, the allure gives way to practical considerations: How are you going to move all that critical data—including dependencies, settings and custom configurations—from one system to another so it all talks to each other the way it’s supposed to? Whether you’re tackling a oneoff project or looking to improve your in-house skills, these eight tips for mastering migration will help you form a strategy, determine costs and find technical solutions to ensure successful migration no matter what platform you’re on or which one you’re moving to.
Marketing agencies are driven by creativity. But turning your agency’s project work into profit isn’t easy when you’re dealing with the pressures of growing client expectations, over servicing, scope creep and eroding margins.
In this 3-minute video, Laura Ramos, Forrester VP and Principal Analyst, looks at the challenges and opportunities facing marketing agencies today and ways they can build strategic value with CMO clients to drive success.
SharePoint is a technology that most organizations have access to these days, yet it is one that is open not utilized fully. This is in part due to organizations not being fully aware of the breadth of SharePoint’s capabilities. Most SharePoint power users/administrators are aware they can leverage SharePoint as a document repository and to share data seamlessly with a group of colleagues, however, they often are not aware of how to leverage some of SharePoint’s key foundational components effectively. As someone who implements SharePoint, one of the biggest complaints we hear from organizations is users aren’t using it, adoption is low. Without user adoption no technology implementation project can be successful. It is difficult to pinpoint one reason that causes adoption to be low, however, taking steps to effectively build your SharePoint site with a solid foundation along with an end goal of high user adoption is a great way to start.
The use of SaaS applications within an organization is the new normal. In fact, there's a good chance that just your marketing department alone is using over 10 SaaS products.
According to Gartner, the 2015 worldwide market for SaaS software application sales was $33.4 billion, with projections to double to $67.2 billion by 2019. Integration needs are changing, with SaaS applications, as well as mobile traffic, social networks, IoT, suppliers, partners, and customer channels all new integration points that will need to be captured in your business processes.
Read “Five Principles for Integrating Software as a Service Applications” to learn:
Key principles for successful hybrid integrations
New integration use cases to grow your business upward and outward
The why and how of integration as both an enabler and a differentiator
Benefits of the TIBCO integration platform and its various offerings
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
In today’s digital world, technologies such as cloud have become commonplace to take digital transformation projects to the next level. But while cloud is critical to business transformation success, Australian IT decision-makers (ITDMs) still feel that the C-suite does not understand the time and complexity of the journey.
This paper explores:
• Insights on challenges faced by Australian ITDMs when rolling out cloud projects
• The role of the ITDM today
• Key blockages IT stakeholders encounter when driving digital change, and;
• What they need from the business and wider technology ecosystem to navigate the risks associated with starting a cloud project or moving to a full cloud-first model.
The use of SaaS applications within an organization is the new normal. There is
a good chance that just your marketing department is using more than 10 SaaS
products, which is reflected in the amount you are spending on SaaS. According
to Gartner, the 2015 worldwide market for SaaS software application sales was
$33.4 billion, with projections to double that to $67.2 billion by 2019.1 Clearly,
your integration needs are changing. SaaS applications, as well as mobile
traffic, social networks, IoT, suppliers, partners, and customer channels are new
integration points that will need to be captured in your business processes.
This paper presents five principles for successful hybrid integrations.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
For enterprises migrating to the cloud, the technology shift they face would be their most significant of the decade – and the journey will require a lot more from them than following a few best practices. The success of their first cloud project hinges on having the right experience, tools and processes to execute the move, in a rethinking of their culture and operation from different technology perspective. Hence, they would find the 10 steps outlined in this e-book to be a valuable reference, in helping them align thoughts and approaches for cloud adoption success.
With digital transformation accelerating
across every industry, practically every
modern business initiative has become
an IT project, and IT is now more crucial
to the success of the business than ever
before. Businesses must bring innovative products and services to market faster than their competitors, which, in turn, means that IT must rapidly and continuously deliver applications and services that drive productivity and efficiency.
Wikibon conducted in-depth interviews with organizations that had achieved Big Data success and high rates of returns. These interviews determined an important generality: that Big Data winners focused on operationalizing and automating their Big Data projects. They used Inline Analytics to drive algorithms that directly connected to and facilitated automatic change in the operational systems-of-record. These algorithms were usually developed and supported by data tables derived using Deep Data Analytics from Big Data Hadoop systems and/or data warehouses. Instead of focusing on enlightening the few with pretty historical graphs, successful players focused on changing the operational systems for everybody and managed the feedback and improvement process from the company as a whole.
Small businesses define our economy, accounting for over 50% of all private sector jobs in Australia. And to thrive, they need to turn on fast and sustainable business growth.
Download the exclusive eBook to see how they
-Grew revenue 44% in just 6 months
-Increased web traffic by 500%
- Reduced project time by 10%
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-TripADeal: Norm Black, Founder
-Nu-Steel Homes: Ash Richardson, General Manager
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