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Strategic CIO

March, 2013

  • 7 March

    Do You Have a Governance Framework for Successful Project Execution?

    Does your IT organization have an effective governance framework to ensure project success regardless of the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool you use?   Most IT organizations do not. Why do I say this? Every IT organization has some type of PPM tool they use to manage projects. You would think most projects are executed well. But this is not the case. Studies have shown project failures in the 20-30 percent range still occur because …

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  • 7 March

    The Strategic CIO: 4 ways CIOs Innovate Value

    How do strategic CIOs innovate value for their company? They follow four basic principles. The days of CIOs who only focus all their efforts on infrastructure are gone. Your CEO wants you to innovate value. Of course you need to keep the “lights on” and make sure that services are delivered exceptionally well. But your main focus needs to be on working with your C-level business peers to achieve business outcomes that improve customer value, …

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  • 7 March

    Are CIOs Ready to Succeed in 2013?

    As a CIO are you and your organization prepared to succeed in 2013? What will you do differently than last year? What strategies should you focus on to ensure success in 2013? You need to be prepared because IT organizations are now positioned to dramatically change the dynamics of the business enterprise. If you employ the right strategies you can impact business outcomes and gain a seat at the executive table. Be forewarned. If you …

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  • 7 March

    The Art of Project Governance (Part 3)

    Implementation and Value of the CAI ITBuzz Management Suite CAI was awarded a contract in March 2012 and implementation of the ITBuzz Management Suite commenced in July 2012. It’s common to use an acronym to name a vendor software solution, and the state of Georgia is no exception. The acronym chosen was Enterprise Management Suite (GEMS) Hank Oelze, Program Manager-Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO), working with CAI consultants, was responsible for the implementation of the …

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  • 7 March

    The Art of Project Governance (Part 2)

    Click here to read Part 1 Challenges with Enterprise Governance Governing hundreds of projects executed by 120 different state agencies has its challenges. To better understand the challenges faced by Fruman’s team in governing projects, let’s examine the following two areas: A. Fruman’s philosophy on governance, how each agency manages projects, and previous attempts at implementing project management systems B. Major governance challenges faced by the Enterprise Governance and Planning (EGAP) team A. Fruman’s philosophy on …

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  • 7 March

    The Art of Project Governance

    I’m sure you have read about the 25-35% failure rate for IT projects. One could logically ask: how can this be when there are dozens of project management solutions in the marketplace, used by thousands of companies that focus on achieving project success? Yet, these statistics have become the standard and acceptable norm for project management organizations. As a CIO or PMO Director, are you ready to write off millions of dollars of inefficiencies and …

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