?Process.? From entrepreneurs to corporate managers, the word brings up associations with running in sand, pouring molasses, or enduring water torture. But product process needn?t be a torture. In fact, if done right, it is the key to better teamwork, and less friction in your company. It is actually a tool that will help your company deliver better products?faster.
Related to Group Llc: Collaborative Product Definition Management (cPDm), Collaborative Product Design (CPD), Customer Needs/Requirements Management (CNM), Design and Project Collaboration, Ideation and Requirements Management, Product Development and Portfolio Management (PPM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), 280 Group LLC
Customer beta programs are critical in product success. Yet many times, they are poorly planned, and executed at the last minute with a lack of resources and focus. Effective beta programs can provide vital information, such as whether your product is truly ready to ship, which features should be in the next release, and how satisfied your customers will be.
Related to Group Llc: Product Development and Portfolio Management (PPM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), 280 Group LLC
Product roadmaps can mean the difference between success and failure in product delivery. Done correctly, they can help win large customers, and guide strategic planning efforts. Unfortunately, most product roadmaps are created under pressure when company management makes a last-minute request. As a result, they don?t have the impact they should, and can be a source of product management misery.
Related to Group Llc: Product Development and Portfolio Management (PPM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), 280 Group LLC, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
The IT field is littered with failed global software integration sagas. The many reasons for these failures include mismatched capabilities, geographical requirements, and project technical management deficiencies. Global software projects should start with in-depth analysis of features and functions, so the software?s capabilities meet corporate requirements. Find out how to avoid a failed software integration project.
Related to Group Llc: Decision Making, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Requirements Analysis and Definition, Software Selection, Systems Integration, Estrella Partners Group LLC
Outsourcing can provide management with a powerful tool to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Yet so many outsourcing initiatives fall short of expectations?why? For one thing, you need to know what you?re getting into, by going through an intense request for proposal (RFP) process and many rounds of contract negotiations. Find out how to better manage negotiating your outsourcing contract, and more.
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Aligning IT with business objectives has long been a mantra of corporate directives. But organizations often fall short of publishing quality documents and assembling plans that meet business needs?never mind providing the necessary details to ensure thorough infrastructure planning. Don?t focus too much on technology?find out how to better manage the IT planning process and how to overcome its challenges.
Related to Group Llc: IT Asset Management (ITAM), IT Infrastructure, Estrella Partners Group LLC
During a recession, successful businesses change their approach to managing information technology (IT) sourcing. The challenge is to become more efficient and invest in IT so the return on investment (ROI) is realized quickly and business competitiveness is improved at lower cost. IT vendor management allows you to build a mutually beneficial relationship with your suppliers and service providers. Find out how.
Related to Group Llc: Business Process Outsourcing, Consulting and Services, Managed Service Provider (MSP), Management Practices, Outsourcing, Requirements Analysis and Definition, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Estrella Partners Group LLC
In today?s challenging economic environment, companies require effective IT executive leadership. As part of the executive team, the chief information officer (CIO) develops and executes strategies that create competitive advantages for revenue growth. But knowing which tools to use?and when and how to use them?to protect current assets is key to a CIO coach?s success. Learn more about making better IT decisions.
Related to Group Llc: Best Practices, Change Management, Decision Making, Management Practices, Technology Tools and Methods, Estrella Partners Group LLC
Retaining good IT staff for clients is no easy task. They face issues regarding competitive rates, contracts, benefits, liabilities, and more. So how do companies determine if they have the right model of retained staff? Or how much of a firm?s IT should be outsourced? What are the typical billing models used by service providers? Get help with these and other questions, addressed from the service provider?s perspective.
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The term program management office (PMO) has been around for some time. Its core concepts, methods, and benefits have remained constant, while resources and tools have changed somewhat over the years. But not understanding what a program office is and when it should be leveraged is a common pitfall and reason for failure. Find out more about the program office, and its roles, processes, and responsibilities.
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Quality data in the supply chain is essential in when information is automated and shared with internal and external customers. Dirty data is a huge impediment to businesses. In this article, learn about the four critical success factors to clean data: 1- scope, 2- team, 3- process, and 4- technology.
Related to Group Llc: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Data Management and Analysis, Knowledge Management and Collaboration, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Project and Process Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), PM ATLAS Business Group, LLC, Information
The Gantry Group, a strategic advisory and market intelligence firm, conducted interviews with nine companies that have deployed Sage MAS 90, 200, or 500. While every company is involved in distribution, they represent a wide range of industries. The aim of Gantry Group: a comprehensive analysis of return on investment (ROI) for Sage MAS 90, 200, and 500.
Related to Group Llc: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Return on Investment (ROI), Total Cost Analysis (TCO), Sage, Management of Companies and Enterprises
To realize the full benefits of their investments in enterprise computing systems, organizations must have a detailed understanding of the quality of their data?how to clean it, and how to keep it clean. The companies that approach this issue strategically are the companies that will be successful. Learn the six factors that go into a good data quality strategy, and find out how to go from strategy to implementation.
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