Methodologies and Frameworks

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How to find the perfect project for Six Sigma success

With its deep emphasis on process, Six Sigma isn’t a tool for every problem. Here are six tips for finding just the right organizational issues that Six Sigma can successfully address.

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Agile project management: A comprehensive guide

Geared toward continuous improvement, the agile methodology can greatly increase your project’s prospects for success. Here is everything you need to know about agile project management, from certification to training to software and...

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The RACI matrix: Your blueprint for project success

A RACI matrix is the simplest, most effective means for defining and documenting project roles and responsibilities. Knowing exactly who is responsible, who is accountable, who needs to be consulted, and who must be kept informed at...

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What is TOGAF? An enterprise architecture methodology for business

TOGAF is an enterprise architecture framework that helps define business goals and align them with architecture objectives around enterprise software development.

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What is COBIT? A framework for alignment and governance

COBIT is an IT management framework developed by the ISACA to help businesses develop, organize and implement strategies around information management and governance.

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Project management guide: Tips, strategies, best practices

Project management plays a crucial role in enabling companies to transform business and execute strategy effectively. Here is a look at project management and all the key elements that have made it a necessity for businesses of every...

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What is Six Sigma? Streamlining quality management

Six Sigma streamlines quality control in an effort to improve current processes, products or services. Here are the methodologies, roles and certifications central to this quality management methodology.

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Stop talking about mission, vision, strategy and tactics

Henrik-Jan van der Pol, founder and CEO of Perdoo, explains why business leaders should avoid using the terms mission, vision, strategy, and tactics and what to do instead.

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The top 9 ITSM suite vendors for 2017

Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant report stacks up the best IT service management vendors currently in the market. These nine vendors offer strong ITSM tools to suit businesses with a variety of complexity and needs.

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The backward way of gathering enterprise software requirements

Organizations ask users for their requirements, only to find that when enterprise software goes live, it doesn’t meet user expectations. It turns out that we have been doing this backward for years.

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What is ITSM? Managing IT to serve business needs

As technology becomes integral to nearly every business, companies are looking for ways to incorporate IT service into overall business needs. ITSM helps businesses build structure around the lifecycle of IT services, from creation to...

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How technical innovation is revolutionizing M&A IT integration

IT innovations are driving significant improvement and success in the delivery of next-generation M&A IT integration projects.

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Acquiring new technology: The data intelligence dance

You need to bring together teams from different departments and business lines to develop a more cohesive implementation approach and achieve group consensus. This process is what I refer to as “Data Intelligence” in my book, The Four...

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Project management: 7 steps to on-time, on-budget, goal-based delivery

Project managers who follow these seven high-level project management tips will achieve on-time, on-budget, goal-focused delivery of high-profile projects, thereby increasing their project success rates and career prospects.

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How to pick the best project management methodology for success

Choosing the right project management methodology for the job is essential. Our guide to evaluating project management methodologies will ensure you pick the perfect fit for your next project.

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CIO Quick Takes: How IT leaders employ agile and DevOps for strategic advantage

IT leaders from the CIO Executive Council describe how they have employed agile and DevOps for strategic advantage.

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How Adam Noble, CIO of GAF, drives innovation through collaboration

CIOs need to collaborate with C-Suite peers to develop effective enterprise IT strategies. Adam Noble, CIO-GAF and his team are leveraging technology to enable business outcomes with a collaboration strategy that works.

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The New York Times is winning at digital

The NYT just released a blockbuster earnings report attributable heavily to their digital transformation. Insiders share the five key secrets to their surprising success.

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