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Why Most Balanced Scorecards are Subverted
Business and IT managers have failed to get at the root cause of Balanced Scorecard ineffectiveness. Getting the most from corporate data will continue to be

internal audit hot topic projects  financial measures, customer knowledge, internal business processes, and learning and growth - offer a balance between short-term and long-term objectives, between outcomes desired and performance drivers of those outcomes, and between hard objective measures and softer, more subjective measures. Yet many Balanced Scorecard initiatives never become practical or usable. Our analyses reveal both management and IT scorecard deployment issues that defeat its purpose, which are documented in Figure 1, and we

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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Project Management Office: Framework Strategy


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internal audit hot topic projects  of a PM-COE/PMO for internal technology groups to effectively deliver on IT initiatives under the triple constraints—time, cost, and quality. The recommended framework is based on TEC's PMO model, which is consistent with the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The PMBOK provides a widely accepted reference for standards and guidelines, terminology, industry best practices, and knowledge of proven project management principles. The information Read More

Time to Change: New Thoughts on Supporting Business Change Fast and Flexibly


To succeed in ever-changing market conditions, you must manage and navigate an information network of business partners. Though you may have long focused your IT efforts on automating internal processes to save money, now you need to rethink how technology can support and transform the way decisions are made and business is conducted—both within and across your boundaries, focusing on key business processes. Learn more.

internal audit hot topic projects  Overall, the integration between internal and external activities - between business technology and traditional information technology - is a critical activity that all enterprises will face. The longer a strategic approach is delayed, the more complex and difficult the challenge becomes. When faced with a similar situation - the issue of adopting networked personal computers over mainframes - companies that waited were forced to reintegrate and standardize in the mid-1990s. Companies lagging behind the Read More

Why the Cloud Is More than Hot Air for the Manufacturing Enterprise


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Meeting Strategic Challenges through Effective Software Testing


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How Can Your Vendor Make Your Implementation Easier?


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Keeping Projects in View and Costs in Line


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Managing ERP Implementation Projects to Deliver Increased ROI


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Nationwide Rollout Internal Resource Requirements


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Helping Find the Way to Better Public Sector IT


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Gain More from Your IT Projects


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While a high percentage of project profitability is determined at the bid stage, around half of all projects are not delivered to plan, according to SAP. In fact, on average 20 percent of project value is at risk. To help customer combat this challenge, SAP has launched SAP Commercial Project Management application.

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