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Software Selection and Requirements Assessment Workshop at Financial World of Information Technology

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The ​Thavron Solutions CEO and COO will be leading a half-day workshop on Requirements Assessment and Software Selection tools at the FInancial World of Information Technology Conference today.   “Automation Tools for ITFM/TBM like Apptio, Nicus, ComSci or EZTBM can be critical factors for organization success, but choosing the wrong software solution for your organization can be crippling,” said Nan Braun, CEO of Thavron Solutions, ” Organizations too often enter the process of decision making unprepared and strangled by what they don’t know about their organization.”  

The Thavron Workshop is designed to assist organizations who are making the Build Vs. Buy decision, as well as companies who are entering into a search for a software vendor.  Attendees learn how to assess themselves, how to prepare for the initial RFP and how to conduct an effective Proof of Concept.  “By sending them home with functional tools and templates, we hope to empower attendees to make software choices that can transform their organizations,” said COO Charles Creasy.

The workshop is also being offered as part of a Thavron Learn and Lead workshop on Nov 12, 2019, or is available for on-site or remote learning engagements. For more information about the workshop, email info@thavronsolutions.com

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Want more ROI? Become a better modeler.

In today’s business environment, the game changer is to be able to respond with data when someone asks “What if…”. IT Financial Management professionals have access to all of the data needed to help shape strategy, but too often, they lack the knowledge of how to build and leverage models that can answer strategic business questions reliably.

If you have already made the investment in developing a team of people and a suite of tools to help you define the value of your IT Services, you know that the pressure to show a Return on Investment ( ROI) is real. We want to help you exceed expectations.

At the Financial World of Information Technology Conference pre-conference workshops today in New Orleans, Nan and David Braun will be leading a 3-hour workshop on becoming a better IT Financial Management Modeler.

“Modeling is a skill that has not been taught to many folks in this domain, ” explained Nan Braun, CEO of Thavron Solutions, when asked why they wanted to lead this session, “we give them automation tools and think that solves all of the problems. However, the ability to build models that provide insights without introducing noise and confusion is a skill that needs to be taught and practiced. We are excited to be able to add core skill training to the domain.” If you have not already signed up for this conference pre-workshop, this workshop is also available to be booked for your team as an onsite half day workshop, or as a remote learning workshop. Contact info@thavronsolutions.com for information on how to become a critical strategic business partner today.

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Looking for knowledge and information that will turn you into an IT Finance/TBM Rockstar?


Thavron staff will be presenting the following Workshops and Presentations at the ITFMA Conference coming up April 14-16 in New Orleans:

  • Monday 1-4pm: Becoming a Better IT Financial and Business Process Modeler
  • Tuesday 1-4pm:  Best Practices for ITFM Needs Assessment and Vendor Evaluation
  • Wednesday 8 am:  How to Define the Value of IT
  • Wednesday 2 pm: The Pros and Cons of Tagging in the G/L
  • Thursday 9 am: a Fireside chat with Ginger Allen of Guidewell
  • Thursday 1 pm: Costing Virtual Assets

Make sure you mark your schedules for the sessions that solve your problems.

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Learn TBM – sign up today for a discount

Make informed decisions-

For many of us, the new year brings the opportunity to make new investments. 

Planning an ITFM or TBM software implementation in 2019? Make sure that your Q1/2 vendor selection process is structured to help ensure success for the project.  Our February Learn TBM Workshop will superpower your evaluation, and we have a bonus discount for the Holidays. 

The February 2019 Learn and Lead Workshop will be focused on those who are looking to implement a solution in the next 18 months. 

This is the right workshop if you are going to build your own solution or if you are going to buy an existing software solution off the shelf.  Remember,  if the process does not start with an understanding of your true value drivers and a balanced matrix of requirements, you will not get full value from your implementation. 

Join us in Indianapolis in February for a day of learning. Take home best practices, working templates and an understanding of how to self-assess your readiness for an implementation. 

There are a limited number of half price Discount Codes available – use theCode Learn2019 before December 31, 2018 to get a 50% reduction in cost at the checkout. 

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Educate yourself before buying

Experts agree that informed buyers have more successful implementations of software. This workshop will help you to become an educated buyer. 

When asked what are important contributing factors to the success of ITFM implementations, Gartner noted the importance of being smart about what you need and your current state before purchasing a software solution. 

 Buying an ITFM or TBM solution? Now is the perfect time to educate yourself about the data that feeds into it and the service analysis you can get out of it.    

Be an informed Buyer.
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November Workshop Leader

Nan Braun, CEO of Thavron Solutions will be the workshop leader for our Nov 6, 2019 Workshop

Don’t miss this opportunity to spend an entire day with Nan as she shares her vision and knowledge of the domain.  Nan has nearly three decades of experience in the domain and has successfully assisted many organizations with their journey to mature service management. 

Seats for one day workshops are limited, so be sure to reserve yours today. 

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The Workshop Setting

At Thavron, we frequently travel to clients’ sites for design workshops, discovery sessions, project kickoffs/transitions, and other learning opportunities.   While these are intensely productive, they are most often aligned with a specific client project or problem.

In order to grow  into a mature ITFM/TBM  or Service Portfolio Management team, you need to invest in opportunities where  can learn domain best practices and continue to build a network of peers who will support you throughout the year.  By getting outside of the office setting and into a workshop setting for one day, you allow yourself to focus on the material and discussion at hand without being distracted by day to day routine. 

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Learn and Lead gets a home at the Hyatt

We are excited to announce that for the last 2018 Workshop and all of the 2019 workshops, we have a new home at the Indianapolis Airport Hyatt Place Hotel

The Hyatt offers an Airport Shuttle, making transportation to and from the workshop seamless and free. 

In Addition, the hotel has comfortable spacious rooms if you decide to stay overnight, or arrive the night before the workshop begins.  Rooms are available at a special discount rate- just be sure to mention the code “Thavron Solutions” when you call 1-888-478-8955 to book your stay.