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Our Top 5 Blog Posts Worth a Second Read from 2016

Posted by Adam Boggess on 2/14/17 4:36 PM

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Here is a look back at our top 5 blog posts in 2016. We discuss how to create a strong strategic vision for your organization, how to make your IT initiatives impactful, and how to adopt new technologies for success. There’s something for everyone.

5. You Have to Prioritize Between Build and Maintain

This contribution from our Co-Founder John Saaty highlights the modernization process many IT organizations are going through. Some companies focus on the “build it” phase of production so much so that they neglect product usability. This post uses examples from the Aerospace and Transit industries.

4. IT Cost Transparency

Another addition by John Saaty focuses on IT Cost Transparency and how IT is becoming strategically more aligned to the overall business strategy. This post highlights collaborative frameworks and challenges for IT leaders.

3. Technology is Your Accelerator

Maddie Scott digs into how technology can and should be an accelerator for business. Technology is ingrained in our daily lives so it should be the first step for a company when thinking of modernizing and joining everyone in the 21st Century. Right? Well this post discusses whether or not technology adoption should be the very first step for an organization.

2. To enhance strategic discipline and effectives, increase “strategy inclusivity”

Coming in at number 2 in the rankings, Karsten Daponte describes the struggle some organizations often have: How will we – at all levels – understand and implement the strategy. There might be a fix for this dilemma and it revolves around “strategy inclusivity“.

1. Why CMOs Need to Shift from “Project” to “Portfolio” Management

There should be no surprise that John Saaty wrote the number 1 re-read suggestion of 2016. Whether you are a CMO or not, this a relatable discussion and progression for many organizations in IT and Operations. Learn how to make the transition from “project” thinking to “portfolio” thinking with 5 key questions.

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