Cloud Changes the Game from Deployment to Adoption

Note: This article is updated at Cloud Changes the Game from Deployment to Adoption. Before the Cloud, there was a lot of focus on deployment, as if deployment was success. Once you shipped the project, it was time to move on to the next project.  And project success was measured in terms of “on time”…

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Continuous Value Delivery the Agile Way

Note: This article is updated at Continuous Value Delivery the Agile Way. Continuous Value Delivery helps businesses realize the benefits from their technology investments in a continuous fashion. Businesses these days expect at least quarterly results from their technology investments.  The beauty is, with Continuous Value Delivery they can get it, too. Continuous Value Delivery…

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How To Use Personas and Scenarios to Drive Adoption and Realize Value

Note:  The updated article is at How To Use Personas and Scenarios to Drive Adoption and Accelerate Business Value. Personas and scenario can be a powerful tool for driving adoption and business value realization. All too often, people deploy technology without fully understanding the users that it’s intended for. Worse, if the technology does not…

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Value is Everybody’s Job

Back in 2010, Gartner suggested that Business Value Realization would be Enterprise Architecture finally done right.  Related, when people were confused by the scope of Value Realization, all we did was add "Business” up front (i.e. “Business Value Realization”) and that seemed to add instant clarity for people, and they said they got it.  They…

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The Most Effective CIOs in 2014

I was reading The Fruits of Innovation: Top 10 IT Trends in 2014, by Mark Harris. Harris had this to say about the evolving role of the CIO: “In the end, these leaders are now tasked to accurately manage, predict, execute and justify. Hence, the CIO’s role will evolve. Previously, CIOs were mostly technologists that…

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Stephen Kell on Value Realization

This is a guest post by Stephen Kell on Value Realization and how it can help IT organizations stay relevant through changing times, as well as become a strategic partner within the organization.  For background, Stephen is a Microsoft Enterprise Architect with extensive experience in Telecoms, Manufacturing, Financial Services and government sectors.  Over the course…

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Blessing Sibanyoni on Value Realization

Value Realization is hot.  You can think of Value Realization as simply the value extracted from a process or project.  Business leaders want to understand the benefits they’ll get from their technology solutions.   They also want to see the value of their investment deliver benefits and deliver real results along the way.   And, of course,…

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Paul Lidbetter on Value Realization

This is a guest post by Paul Lidbetter.  Paul is a seasoned Enterprise Architect on the Microsoft Enterprise Architect and Strategy Practice in the UK.  His specialty is business value, strategic alignment, and Cloud transformation opportunities with customers. Paul is also an active member of the Innovation Value Institute Consortium, a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of…

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Graham Doig on Value Realization and How to Realize Value from Enterprise Social

This is a guest post by Graham Doig on Value Realization applied to Enterprise Social software projects.   You can think of Value Realization as simply the value extracted from a process or project. Graham is a Business Strategy Consultant (BSC) at Microsoft. He helps Microsoft’s global customers to realize their investment in Microsoft products.  He…

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