ICT Solutions/ Digital Ecosystem Governance

IT Governance

— A successful approach to PPM.

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Project, budget, resource management

Companies with high IT costs often operate in highly regulated markets and often have to manage high organizational and technological complexities. For these companies Beta 80 Group 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.

From Core PPM to Extended PPM

The Beta 80 Group approach takes Cobit 2019 as a reference point and focuses on the Alignment Goals closest to the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) area. These include the goals more oriented towards achieving the economic benefits related to investments and current spending for IT. Among these goals, there are included those that allow to implement adequate response times to requests, and those aimed at respecting investment times and costs, minimizing the impacts due to poor quality.

The forecasts of IDC (June 2023) indicate, for this relatively mature market, an average growth of 13.6% (bigger than previous forecast of 9.6%) and from the point of view of contents a PPM increasingly aligned with ERP and synergistic with both Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and agile Value Stream Management (VSM). Expected new product development will push economic growth up to $10.7 billion in 2027.

Beta 80 Group’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.

Together with its technology partners, Beta 80 Group coaches its 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.

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