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The secret to prioritizing strategic demand for new initiatives, programs and projects

IMG_1614-Edit_SML.jpgWhen one looks at “strategic demand,” there are a number of ways to evaluate demand. Clearly, value versus risk is a valuable methodology to consider. However, I want to suggest that there is something that you need to do before you evaluate value and risk. You need to evaluate the alignment with business strategy and requirements. Many things may be important to the business at any point, but first you must determine what IT can do that relates to business strategy.

6 goals IT should use to better manage programs and projects

IMG_1614-Edit_SML.jpgLast week, we considered what COBIT 5 prescribes for portfolio management. This week we turn our attention to the management of the investment portion of the portfolio. The process around the programs and projects is about managing to ensure they are aligned with enterprise strategy and coordinated through an initiate, plan, executive, and close phases. This includes importantly a close phase post-implementation review. In terms of purposes for the process, they are as follows:

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  • Alec Wagner is a longtime writer & editor, enterprise IT insider, and (generally) fearless digital nomad.
  • Lending 20 years of IT market expertise across 5 continents, for defining moments as an innovation adoption change agent.
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  • I'm the community manager for Discover Performance and have been a writer/editor in the technology field for several years.
  • Mike has been with HP for 30 years. Half of that time was in R&D, mainly as an architect. The other 15 years has been spent in product management, product marketing, and now, solution marketing. .
  • Paul Muller leads the global IT management evangelist team within the Software business at HP. In this role, Muller heads the team responsible for fostering HP’s participation in the IT management community, contributing to and communicating best-practice in helping IT perform better.
  • Rafael Brugnini (Rafa) serves as VP of EMEA & APJ for HP Software. Joining in 1996 and has more than 20 years of knowledge and experience linked to HP. He resides in Madrid with his wife and family, and in his spare time he enjoys windsurfing.
  • Evangelist for IT Financial Management (ITFM), IT Governance and IT Portfolio Management, consulting IT organisations for Close to 15 years on principles of good governance.
  • Chief of Staff for Software & Information Management IT at HP, driving business and IT initiatives, as well as executive, employee, and customer communications and management of change for the CIO of HP Software.
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