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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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What is Lean Six Sigma? Blending methodologies to reduce waste and improve efficiency

Lean and Six Sigma are the perfect pair when it comes to improving customer value by reducing waste, boosting productivity and reducing defects and variations in products and services.

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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 TBM? A framework for driving value and innovation in IT

In offering guidance and best practices for IT-business alignment, the technology business management (TBM) framework can help your organization better understand IT’s value, increase collaboration and give deeper insights into IT...

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DevOps? I can’t even open the wrapper!

Many organizations have failed – or are failing – to deliver value through their services because they can’t “unwrap the soap.”

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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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ITIL 4: ITSM gets agile

Launching in Q1 this year, ITIL 4 is a major overhaul of the popular ITSM framework that adds more clarity for businesses trying to automate, streamline and implement ITSM processes.

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What is SWOT analysis? A strategic tool for achieving objectives

SWOT analysis can help your business identify what it’s doing right and what needs to change in the organization — and the process is surprisingly simple.

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6 ways ITSM automation is changing business

Automation helps organizations eliminate defects and redundancies, freeing up staff for higher-value work. Here are six ways businesses are taking advantage of automation for IT service management.

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Top 11 enterprise architecture tools for 2019

These popular and emerging EA tools offer businesses everything they need to support enterprise architecture and digital transformation.

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What is enterprise architecture? A framework for transformation

Enterprise architecture is the process by which organizations standardize and organize IT infrastructure to aligns with business goals. These strategies support digital transformation, IT growth and the modernization of IT as a...

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What is SCOR? A model for improving supply chain management

The supply chain operations reference (SCOR) model helps businesses evaluate and perfect supply chain management for reliability, consistency and efficiency.

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CMMI certifications: A complete guide

The CMMI institute offers certifications for individuals, appraisers and instructors, but you’ll have to start at the associate level and work your way up.

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ITIL Foundation certification: 6 tips for acing the exam

ITIL experts offer firsthand insights into the best way to prepare for — and pass — the ITIL Foundation certification exam.

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CMMI maturity levels: A guide to optimizing development processes

CMMI maturity levels help organizations establish consistent and reliable development processes, but you’ll have to meet certain requirements outlined in the CMMI to get there.

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Top 10 TOGAF 9 certification training courses

If you want to get TOGAF 9 certified, you’ll have to pass two exams. Here are 10 courses designed to get you up to speed on the TOGAF framework.

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What is OKR? A goal-setting framework for thinking big

Objectives and key results (OKR) helps establish high-level, measurable goals for your business by establishing ambitious goals and outcomes that can be tracked over the quarter.

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What is the balanced scorecard? A framework for organizational success

The balanced scorecard is a strategic planning and performance management framework that tracks financial and non-financial measures to determine an organization’s effectiveness and when corrective action is necessary.

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