ICT Solutions / DevOps / IT Governance

IT Governance

— A successful approach to PPM.

Project, budget, resource management

Companies with highly expensive IT departments operate in strongly regulated markets and have to often manage complex plannings and technological processes. This is why Beta 80 offers solid governance and control models, to let organizations rapidly take the right path and make conscious choices, turn them into actions, and verify results constantly.

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Flavio Gatti

Line of Business Manager

From Core PPM to Extended PPM

Cobit 2019 and its 13 Alignment Goals are Beta 80’s landmarks. Among those, we value the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) segment, as it includes the points that are more focused on the achievement of economic benefits related to investments and current IT costs. Also, the segment includes all points allowing to play proper reaction times, and to respect time and money of investments, minimizing potential impacts due to poor quality.

According to IDC (June 2019), in the next five years, PPM will be more and more aligned to ERP, and it will work in an even more synergic way with the development of new products in this context, as well as DevOps governance, with an economic growth up to $5.8 billion in 2023.

Beta 80’s vision, in the business since 2009, anticipates and confirms the analysis. Because it starts from Core PPM, taking care of supplier offers, purchasing orders, invoices and payments, budgeting and costs of investments, supervising and SW developments, SW releases management, SW tests and reception, and the release of the SW in production.

But we go beyond, extending Core PPM towards Extended PPM, as it includes other aspects, like the accounts payable  (sourcing, procurement, accounts payable), management control (IT full cost management & charge back, investment budget allocation, enterprise reporting), application lifecycle and DevOps (agile, application development control, test management, release management).

Benefits, partners and portfolio

The main benefits this approach to PPM includes are transparency, a new consciousness of the true feasibility of choices, clearness in responsibilities and actions and decisions traceability. In addition to that, the control over budget, contingency, progress and potential variations on times and costs is constant.

 

According to a second IDC research (December 2019), analyzing PPM management packages on the market, both Broadcom (Clarity) and other partners of ours (Micro Focus, Changepoint e ServiceNow) are positioned as leaders. Together with them, Beta 80 coaches our clients for the following kind of projects:

 

  • PPM Processes Definition & Adoption

 

  • PPM Technology Implementation

 

  • Project/ Program Management

 

  • Education – Prince2 and ITIL V4(Project Management Prince2 and ITIL V4 certified courses, workshop and bootcamp organization)

Implementation models for those collaborations provide phases of assessment & roadmaps (analysis of the client’s need, of the organizational maturity level, of the technological context and the definition of an operative model). A software selection & POC follows then (set up and selection of the most appropriate package). We then have the phase of design & implementation (definition of the detail of processes, designing and implementation of the technological solution, test and adoption support). Finally, a constant phase of management & execution of the applied solution.