The premise of "IT Governance" is that top-performing organizations have a systematic decision-making framework that enables them to achieve greater bottom-line results to their business goals, value and growth over their competition. Organizations that have implemented an IT governance framework have better clarity around their strategy and the part that IT plays in the implementation of those strategies. They also have better processes for more efficient and effective change management procedures and organizational accountability for tracking project benefits.
The book "IT Governance" has been a valuable resource in my personal growth as an IT Governance practitioner and portfolio management consultant. Having led IT Governance boards for a number of years at a large international law firm, I’ve found the processes and procedures outlined in the book extremely valuable.
"Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown." -George Shinn
Gerald Kendall and Kathleen Austin's book "Advanced Multi-Project Management" confronts the critical reason why projects fail and why, according to the Standish Group, project success is not improving. This book addresses the key concerns that senior management has with implementing the right projects at the right time with the right resources to take advantage of a strategic opportunity while at the same time providing guidance to the organization's program managers who are overworked and fighting for resources to complete the project that they already have under way. The book highlights key processes required to control the flow of active projects, develop a correct project network, implement a strategic buffer, establish a single project priority system, enable faster execution and provide a consistent methodology for recovering projects to ensure investment benefits are achieved.
Principles of Execution provides inspirational articles and personal examples of people from all walks of life who exhibit and live the Principles of Strategic Thinking and Strategy Execution.
The Principles of Execution blog is developed to help my readers identify and develop the top key attributes of strategy execution that I have gleaned from experience and reading. The personal examples of leadership and successful people that I will share about on my blog are from my experience as an Inquisitive Reader, Student, Musician, Minister, IT Manager, Project Program and Portfolio Manager, and Consultant.