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The white paper "Calculating ROI for IT Process Improvement Efforts" presents evidence and examples of how the cost of introducing information technology (IT) process improvements can produce a demonstrable return on investment (ROI).
Following three simple steps, it's possible to demonstrate in a business case how improving IT processes can significantly reduce costs and improve productivity in an IT organization:
- Identify process improvement opportunities
- Devise formulas for calculating cost savings
- Determine costs of the effort and calculate ROI
The paper presents a unique methodology to quantify the cost savings using four examples and anecdotal evidence, and provides a strong case for IT managers who want to save money and improve productivity.
This paper also presents IBM's Rational Method Composer (RMC) as a powerful and flexible process management platform that allows an organization to quickly author, configure, and publish a complete IT process in HTML format for use by the entire organization. RMC provides a great jumpstart for organizations that want documented processes to implement their IT cost savings initiatives.
In Forrester's 79-criteria evaluation of requirements management tools vendors, five standalone requirements management tools and four application life-cycle management (ALM) solutions that include requirements management capabilities went head-to-head. Standalone tools fared better on average, but HP Quality Center ranked alongside IBM's Rational RequisitePro in the Leaders circle, and MKS's application life-cycle management solution joined standalone requirements management tools from Borland Software, Compuware, and Telelogic in the Strong Performers category. However, all three of our Contenders - Microsoft, Rally Software Development, and Serena Software - offer requirements management within a larger ALM solution. The availability of mature requirements management capabilities within larger ALM solutions complicates application development organizations' tool-selection process.
In this presentation you will learn:
- Agility is not a process, rather itís an attitude and a philosophy
- The defining factors of agility
- How agility "manages" change
- What agility is not...
Process Improvement has Improved!
Experience shows that process improvement efforts can be both long and costly, and often do not achieve the desired results. But it doesnít have to be that way any more. IconATG's 3-Step Process Improvement Program will get you up and running with minimal disruption. Our approach consists of:
- Process prototype and assessment
- Process customization and pilot
- Process rollout
"IconATG's Minimum Path To Governance" (Regulatory Compliance Quality Program) provides an integrated and collaborative approach to achieving, maintaining, and demonstrating compliance on a continual basis. This unique approach to Governance integrates culture change (organizational change management), business and technology process improvements, technology adoption, and skills enhancement. The result is compliance activities strongly supported by the latest technologies with your existing culture and process.
Our expert consultants assist with governance program development, tool selection, metrics customization, program roll-out, training, and continuous improvement for a wide range of government and industry regulations:
- Payment Card Industry (PCI)
- Capability Maturity Model-Integrated (CMMI)
- Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
- Healthcare Services (HIPAA)
- Electronic Funds and Transfer Act (EFTA)
- Financial Services (GLBA)
- Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
- Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)