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5 tips for technology business management success

The TBM framework can help your organization better align IT spending with business goals, while reducing unnecessary costs. Here’s how to ensure a smooth transition when implementing the framework.

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Business process mapping: A framework for visualizing internal processes

After nearly 100 years, business process mapping is still helping organizations visualize internal processes for everything from employee onboarding to IT hardware and software.

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What is value stream mapping? A lean technique for improving business processes

VSM is a lean management technique that helps businesses eliminate process redundancies and waste by finding ways to improve current lean and agile business processes.

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What is the Zachman Framework? A matrix for managing enterprise architecture

The Zachman Framework uses a 36-column matrix to help organize your company’s enterprise architecture and lend insight into your organization’s IT assets.

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What is a design sprint? A 5-day plan for improving products and services

Developed at Google, design sprints are a quick, step-by-step way to evaluate and test products and services prior to launch, while also mitigating risks.

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What is human-centered design? A product framework that embraces empathy

HCD is a design framework centered around end-user desires and needs. Implementing it can help your company design and deliver high-quality products and customer experiences.

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What is design thinking? An agile method for innovation

Design thinking eschews traditional development processes in favor of an agile, flexible method for developing products and services with a unique focus on the customer.

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What is data governance? A best practices framework for managing data assets

Data governance defines roles, responsibilities, and processes for ensuring accountability for and ownership of data assets across the enterprise.

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What is a technology roadmap? A plan for managing digital transformation

With technology comes constant change — and that’s why it is more important than ever to have a solid technology roadmap to help plan for your company’s future.

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Top 17 project management methodologies — and how to pick the best 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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What is TQM? A company-wide strategy for customer satisfaction

Total quality management (TQM) helps bring your entire organization together with one main goal: continually improving processes and products to ensure customer satisfaction.

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What is Kanban? Workflow management simplified

Kanban helps organizations focus on specific tasks until completion. This simple workflow management system is an effective method for fostering collaboration and productivity.

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IT asset management (ITAM): A centralized approach to managing IT systems and assets

Companies rely on a wide range of technology for day-to-day business. A strong ITAM strategy will help you oversee and optimize the full lifecycle of each individual piece.

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What is SAFe? The Scaled Agile Framework explained

If your organization is seeking efficient project delivery, decreased time-to-market, and increased stakeholder value, then the Scaled Agile Framework may be right for you.

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What is process improvement? A business methodology for efficiency and productivity

A broken business process can cost your business time and money. But pinpointing exactly where a process breaks down — and where it can be improved — isn’t an exact science.

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What is ITSM? Managing IT to serve business needs

IT service management (ITSM) is a set of policies, processes and procedures that helps businesses build structure around the lifecycle of IT services, from creation to management and upkeep.

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What is gap analysis? Uncovering the missing links to successful performance

Gap analysis helps companies objectively evaluate their current state and make improvements to advance the organization toward desired outcomes and to better achieve business goals.

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What is Kaizen? A business strategy focused on improvement

Kaizen offers a more holistic approach than most IT frameworks in that it aims to improve everything in your organization from people to processes to products.

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