The Cornerstone for Winning

How to Get Strategic Alignment

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Most organizations have challenges with optimizing for the delivery of business outcomes. Technology delivery takes too long, costs too much, and often ends up missing the mark when it finally makes it to production. Often it can be unclear why this is happening and blame is cast in all directions. This paper is intended to provide guidance and a framework for organizations to use to determine the highest business priority and maximum allowable WIP (work in process) to improve speed to market, optimizing delivery of business outcomes, and to create strategic alignment between business and technology.

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  • Most organizations have challenges with optimizing for the delivery of business outcomes. Technology delivery takes too long, costs too much, and often ends up missing the mark when it finally makes it to production. Often it can be unclear why this is happening and blame is cast in all directions. This paper is intended to provide guidance and a framework for organizations to use to determine the highest business priority and maximum allowable WIP (work in process) to improve speed to market, optimizing delivery of business outcomes, and to create strategic alignment between business and technology.

  • Alanna Brown, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Puppet, alanna@puppet.com

    Courtney Kissler, vp Retail Technology, Starbucks

    Dominica DeGrandis, Executive Consultant, LeanKit

    Lisa Scheinkopf, Global Director, The Goldratt School, lisa.scheinkopf@goldrattgroup.com

  • Pages: 17

    Format: PDF

    Publication: June 27, 2017

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