Project & Portfolio Management

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.

Anti-Virus Policy

The anti-virus policy provides a computing network that is virus-free; this policy provides instructions on measures that must be taken by company employees to help...

Optimize IT Decision-Making

A key objective for IT management should be to establish effective decision rights for IT versus the business. Misplaced rights can create problems for IT that at the...

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...
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