In today?s business environment, companies that used to compete with each other routinely form alliances to attain their business objectives. Find out how PMOLink, a business consulting firm, managed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection project for a client by joining forces with Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). The end result: a best-match ERP system for the client?nine months ahead of schedule.
Related to Partners Group: Collaborative Work, Decision Making, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Practices and Business Issues, Software Selection, Technology Evaluation Centers
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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 Partners Group: 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
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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