Project & Portfolio Management

The Goal of IT/Business Alignment: Why so Elusive?

Has the ideal of IT/business alignment become the holy grail of IT leaders? The promise of IT/business alignment is to focus investment and activities, increase the value...

Optimize Decision Rights

The responsibility for IT decisions is often misplaced with those most impacted being uninvolved in decisions that they should be making.

Requirements Gathering Process Flow Diagram Template

This template will assist organizations in mapping their requirements gathering process. It comes prepopulated with a standard requirements gathering process, but can...

Merger & Acquisition Project Planning and Monitoring Tool

92% of IT professionals who achieve their merger and acquisition (M&A) goals create an M&A plan with specific timelines outlined for application, infrastructure, data,...

Information Architect

The Information Architect (IA) guides projects on their overall high level solution approach, engages with the architecture team, and chairs the formal architecture...

Quarterly Metrics Review with the CIO

Establish quarterly metric reviews with your CIO to support capacity planning and management. Use this template to create a metrics report for your CIO.

Improve Executive Advocacy for IT

IT managers often need to work through an executive intermediary, such as a CFO, CIO, or VP, who acts as an advocate for IT initiatives. The advocate may not understand...

Tame the Project Backlog

Treat your project backlog like an investment: if you’re going to put time and money into keeping one, ensure that you’re investing wisely and getting a good return in...
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Handling Senior Management Expectations

Often, IT makes wrong assumptions about what senior managers expect of the department and how it actually performs against those expectations. As a result, IT leaders...

Storyboard: Focus on Project Management Essentials

Successful project completion is on everyone's wish list. Understand the four essentials of successful project management and adopt simple tools that will help organize...
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