Change Management: 3 Success Factors for Faster Buy-In

Tweet: How does change happen on an #ITProject? Inspiration, Personal Buy-In & Quality #Abraic https://ctt.ec/VjUfd+ IT organizations generally pride themselves on their ability to embrace change. Their project execution methodologies are built around an assumed ability to rapidly identify, respond, and adapt to change. PMOs establish standardized development lifecycles and a comprehensive governance process for… Read more »

How to Make IT Assessments Quick, Easy, and Effective

IT assessments have a bad reputation as being ineffective, disruptive, and time-consuming. Mikhail debunks each of these myths in this quick video about Abraic’s approach to optimized assessments: (Did you enjoy the video? Consider subscribing to our YouTube channel.) Tweet: How to Make IT Assessments Quick, Easy & Effective @mpapov #Abraic https://ctt.ec/8076x+

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Not Your Typical CIO: The Fractional CIO Option

Situations abound where a business could use supplemental C-level IT expertise to get through a transitory period of change. Maybe you’re between CIOs, or your senior IT leader needs some temporary executive-level help. Maybe the executive team needs some strategic IT advice, or the IT department needs a “shot in the arm” to get to… Read more »

IT Playbook for M&A Events

The IT Playbook for Seamless M&A Events

The role of IT in a merger or acquisition is crucial. When an M&A event is assessed properly for IT risks, benefits, and transition requirements, the implications of the deal become more transparent and disruption to the business is minimized. IT’s involvement in M&As can decrease costs, maximize deal value, and uncover synergies. And that’s all before the papers are signed! Here is… Read more »

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Tutorial: Running a Value Stream Mapping Workshop

A Value Stream Mapping (VSM) workshop is designed to plan process improvements by mapping the current flow of information and materials, generating an ideal future state for that flow, and putting forth a high-level plan to achieve the future state. Here is a tutorial explaining the process and expected outcomes from a VSM workshop:

The Keys to Managing Your Outsourced IT Resources

Congratulations! You’ve decided to outsource some of your IT services, based on a sound resourcing strategy. And you’ve found a reliable outsourcing partner. Now you need to manage your outsourced IT team. If you’ve ever managed a vendor, you may have had one of the following thoughts cross your mind: “This team just doesn’t get it. I… Read more »

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How to Choose an IT Outsourcing Partner: The 8-Step Resource Selection Process

IT outsourcing can be risky. You’ll invest a significant amount of time and resources defining your needs, seeking out promising candidates, and evaluating options. You’ll need to clearly communicate what the organization needs, and what level of performance you will expect. Then, if you start working together and feel like it’s not a good match,… Read more »

IT Outsourcing- What’s Your Resourcing Strategy?

IT Outsourcing: What’s Your Resourcing Strategy?

IT departments have been outsourcing for decades. At the same time, there are many organizations who still perform most of their IT services with internal resources. Whether you’re a first timer or have years of experience outsourcing, you should constantly review and update your sourcing approach as part of your IT strategy to ensure you… Read more »

IT Must Learn to Fail Fast to Succeed

Innovation is an imperative for all organizations, and particularly IT. With that imperative comes the need to fail fast. In Fail Fast or Win Big, Bernard Schroeder writes that it is not just leadership, culture, and technology that make for a successful startup, but also speed and timing. It has become easier to launch prototypes and… Read more »