Maturing Your PMO: A Partner in the Planning Process

The goal of any support function is to become a "partner" to customer-facing business units of the enterprise. A strategic project management office is an indispensable part of the planning team. It is crucial to mature your PMO, so it can support each area of the company including governance and portfolio management, and benefits and cost management.

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How to Successfully Select an ERP System in Eight Simple Steps

If you’re looking for your first enterprise resource planning (ERP) system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection, and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization. To help you through this process, here are eight simple steps for a successful ERP system selection. Read More

How to Successfully Select an ERP System in Eight Simple Steps

If you’re looking for your first enterprise resource planning (ERP) system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection, and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization. To help you through this process, here are eight simple steps for a successful ERP system selection. Read More

The 11 Key Questions to Ask of a BI Solution

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This white paper first looks at the fundamental requirements that a business intelligence (BI) solution should deliver to your company. Next, this white paper covers the 11 key questions that you should be asking of a future BI technology partner. When the BI provider can answer “yes” to all of these questions, you have BI that is capable of fulfilling your analytical and reporting needs.  Read More

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Lean IT Governance: The Most Realistic and Attainable Approach to IT Governance

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The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level

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