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January 2016, Volume 3 Issue 1

Resolutions Issue

Make Time to Identify Transformational Projects

By Ellen Koskinen-Dodgson

Learn from the buggy whip manufacturers of old - if you keep doing what you've been doing, you'll be bypassed. Transformational projects will keep you and your company ahead of the curve but they won't happen unless you organize yourself to make them happen. The good news is that it's fairly simple to do.

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Business Intelligence By Shelley Thompson
Implementing or improving your Business Intelligence system is an excellent resolution for 2016. BI traditionally has transformed large volumes of historic and current data into operational dashboards and predictive models to support better strategy development and planning. The BI market is undergoing a 180 degree change in focus so it's even more important to include it in your 2016 planning.

Easy-Approval Projects By Peter Aggus
Logic suggests that management approval for a project is more likely to be forthcoming if it can be shown to save money. However, experienced managers ask for more than just cost reductions since a project can save lots of money yet be a disaster. In my years of managing IT projects, I have learned the most important criteria for project approval and project success.

Data Governance Worst Practices Part 1 By Alan Bajkov
Enterprise data governance projects often yield disappointing results. There's a lot of very good advice on best practices out there but it's sometimes easier to learn from failure. Here are our top picks for enterprise data governance 'worst practices'.

IT Overspending Can Fund Transformation

If you haven't completed an IT assessment in recent memory, you're missing an opportunity. An IT assessment will:

  • Provide a report card on spending, infrastructure, applications, staffing and processes.
  • Provide benchmarks and comparisons to best practices.
  • Identify cost savings that can fund transformational projects.
  • Provide a roadmap to peak performance.

Contact Ellen for a copy of IT Assessments 123 ellen@tmcconsulting.ca or 604-506-2905.

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