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Charting a path for alignment

Once you have made the decision to improve or automate your TBM/ITFM processes, it is crucial to be certain that business benefits will be realized as soon as possible. These activities are not just about improving the budgeting process for IT (although that is an excellent side-benefit). To get full ROI from your investment, you should also be considering how you bring actionable levers and insights to the CIO and the business leaders outside of IT.

Building a roadmap for the successes and outcomes that will align you to the business is a proven tool for success that gives you visibility and results throughout the organization.

How do you know if a roadmap will align with your journey? Part 1 of our three-part series will help you decide.


Once you have decided to move forward with your roadmap, the process can seem overwhelming. In part 2 of our video series we take you through the 4 pillars of a roadmap and how to approach the items to be included.


You may be in a position where you know the milestones and goals you want to achieve but have no clue what projects can move you closer to those goals. The final episode in this three-part series helps to map the business benefits you are looking to achieve with activities in the roadmap pillars that can move them forward.


We are always glad to talk with you more about your roadmapping challenges or goals.

Please use one of these methods to Contact Us.


This 3-part series was based on, Charting a Path of Alignment, which is also available for free download.

ITFM/TBM Tool Selection – Nov Session

Virtual Event

November 11, 2020 @ 11:00 14:00 EST

Right Tool. Right People. Right Process….

Are you Ready?  Are you sure? 

How do you choose a Path Forward?  

An ITFM / TBM automation platform is an investment that can bring cultural and bottom-line impact to a company.  Vendor options continue to change and grow ( did you know there are now over 7 players in the market?) making the process of choosing the right platform a major challenge.

Any step forward on your journey to maturity can be fraught with uncertainty and potential failure. It can be hard to justify a large investment of time and money for the next project when you don’t know what you can confidently deliver.

Join Thavron CEO Nan Braun for a 3-hour virtual workshop that will empower you to self assess and engage with Vendors confidently. After the workshop, download and leverage templates that will assist with your evaluation process.


$99 Virtual Classroom- Nov

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Oct 29, 2020 Topics:

Tool Selection Best Practices :

Are you in the market for an ITFM Solution?

Are you debating Build vs Buy?

Has the shifting landscape of Vendors become confusing?

This workshop will give you the knowledge to evaluate which solution will best fit your needs. We will not tell you what to buy, but give you a toolkit that will ensure you are making informed, data-driven decisions.


About Nan:   Nan Braun has worked in and with Corporate IT for nearly 25 years.  Nan is a featured speaker and presenter at many ITFM/TBM conferences and has an inner drive to educate and elevate those around her to help them in their struggles.  After developing and growing a TBM practice for a general IT consulting company, Nan and her two partners launched their own company called Thavron Solutions in 2013.  Since launch, they have helped large organizations design, model, and operationalize business services – especially in Information Technology.  As a born change agent, Nan’s passion is empowering the transformation of organizations to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving and digitally powered marketplace.  Nan and Thavron have helped to shape the success for organizations in domains from Federal and State Governments to Entertainment, from Education to Healthcare, from Retail to Manufacturing, and from Energy and Utilities to International NGOs.

TBM/ITFM Software Selection

Virtual Event

October 29, 2020 @ 11:00 14:00 EDT

Right Tool. Right People. Right Process….

Are you Ready?  Are you sure? 

How do you choose a Path Forward?  

An ITFM / TBM automation platform is an investment that can bring cultural and bottom-line impact to a company.  Vendor options continue to change and grow ( did you know there are now over 7 players in the market?) making the process of choosing the right platform a major challenge.

Any step forward on your journey to maturity can be fraught with uncertainty and potential failure. It can be hard to justify a large investment of time and money for the next project when you don’t know what you can confidently deliver.

Join Thavron CEO Nan Braun for a 3-hour virtual workshop that will empower you to self assess and engage with Vendors confidently. After the workshop, download and leverage templates that will assist with your evaluation process.


$99 Virtual Ticket- Thavron Classroom Oct

Tickets

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Tickets are no longer available

Tool Selection Best Practices :

Are you in the market for an ITFM Solution?

Are you debating Build vs Buy?

Has the shifting landscape of Vendors become confusing?

This workshop will give you the knowledge to evaluate which solution will best fit your needs. We will not tell you what to buy, but give you a toolkit that will ensure you are making informed, data-driven decisions.


About Nan:   Nan Braun has worked in and with Corporate IT for nearly 25 years.  Nan is a featured speaker and presenter at many ITFM/TBM conferences and has an inner drive to educate and elevate those around her to help them in their struggles.  After developing and growing a TBM practice for a general IT consulting company, Nan and her two partners launched their own company called Thavron Solutions in 2013.  Since launch, they have helped large organizations design, model, and operationalize business services – especially in Information Technology.  As a born change agent, Nan’s passion is empowering the transformation of organizations to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving and digitally powered marketplace.  Nan and Thavron have helped to shape the success for organizations in domains from Federal and State Governments to Entertainment, from Education to Healthcare, from Retail to Manufacturing, and from Energy and Utilities to International NGOs.

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Watch Now: Having value discussions with the business at every step of the journey

You might have recently figured out your data is a hot mess ( who decided to override your project ID field in the GL, and is the CMDB EVER going to be “ready for prime time”?) but the CIO and the organization outside of IT are still pushing for conversations about value streams and the Value of IT…

Maybe you just started thinking about the TBM Framework, but you do not even have Service Owners assigned yet…

Perhaps you have a great alignment of labor for Activity Based Costing, but now your organization has gone Agile/DevOps and your CIO demands IT Product costs…


Forget just talking dollars and sense this budget season, it seems like you have to explain your entire raison d’etre in order to justify the dollar needed to support the growing business consumption of services and products.


How the heck is an IT Finance or IT Business Management Director supposed to cope?

If any of this resonates with your situation, watch this replay from Tuesday, Sept 8 as part of the IT Value Summit 2020 and learn from Ginger Allen of Guidewell, as she explains how she added value conversations into the Guidewell IT Budgeting conversations and managed to get needed budget increases in years when the organization asked for cuts. Ginger explained how she prepared for these conversations and shared example slides and graphics she used to drive the conversation forward in spite of still needing to mature her service costing models and IT operational data.


Looking to drive the value conversation in your organization, but struggling to get started? Contact us.

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Watch Now: Using Internal Transparency for Balancing Labor Resources

At MNIT, like many other organizations, labor is a significant portion of the IT Costs. This can create the challenge of knowing if you have positioned those human resources in the right places to bring value to the organization.

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Watch this replay of Cathy Wagner’s session from Tuesday, Sept 8 at the IT Value Summit to learn the specific actions they took to succeed in this challenge, including projecting into the future. They will share processes and tools and you will get a sneak peek at their resulting dashboard.


Their tools and dashboards resolved a burning issue:

How can we support financial data conversations through-out the year not just at budget time?


Have a Success Story of your own, or are you struggling to leverage your model for internal transparency? Contact Us

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Watch Now: App TCO the Work/Value Curve

Maturing your data and processes to the point of supporting a useful Application Total Cost of Ownership ( AppTCO) is a problem that is shared at organizations around the globe.

The investment is not small, but the benefits can be even bigger.

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If you are contemplating or planning to expand your journey to this maturity point, we highly recommend that you listen in on the fireside chat with Wyndham Boonzaier, who led absa, one of the largest financial services organizations in the country through their maturity journey to calculated AppTCO. We are so pleased that Wyn agreed to join this discussion from home in South Africa,.Wyndham was frank and honest about the journey and the real work it takes to put this critical set of models and metrics in place.


If you are looking for honest feedback about the real work involved in successfully modeling and managing the data needed for a useful AppTCO, you do not want to miss this discussion.


Have an AppTCO success story of your own or questions on how to navigate this journey? Contact US

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Watch Now: Services as Actionable Levers

When you are up to your elbows in data, models and troubleshooting, it can be hard to focus on the larger arc of your journey. What will actually happen when your consumers are presented with a set of services that are actionable levers, instead of flat IT allocations?

Listen to  David van Deusen in his session on Services as Actionable Levers during the IT Value Summit on Tuesday, Sept 8. David took IT for NY State Comptroller’s office from chaos to operational services that drive their budgeting process- saving time and sanity for everyone. This is a not to be missed session and his practical lessons apply to organizations in both the public and private sectors.


Have a success story of your own or a problem you want some insights into? Contact Us.

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Watch Now: Navigating the ITFM and EA Partnership

A service valuestream mindset and view of IT for the organization is not just a finance exercise, it is a shift in thought for the whole enterprise. Enterprise Architecture can be a key partner in socializing this change and driving value for IT.

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Interested in exploring and improving the IT Partnerships you need for success outside of the IT Finance Office?

Listen to the Video Replay of the session Dale Bryan Drake of Unisys gave on September 8 as part of the IT Value Summit


No IT Finance Director should be designing the service cost model for their organization in isolation.


Have a success story of your own or a problem you want some insights into? Contact Us

Enterprise Architecture and IT Finance- Natural Partners

Virtual Event

September 8, 2020 @ 15:00 16:00 UTC-5

Bryan Drake will present and lead discussion on how the Value of IT is better understood when IT Finance and Enterprise Architecture partner together.

Free Free to attend online

Dale Bryan Drake

Enterprise Architect

Unisys Corporation

Bryan is currently an Enterprise Architect for Unisys on the Commonwealth of Virginia Server Storage and Data Center contract in Richmond Virginia.  With over 20+ years of IT experience across multiple technologies, he is involved in almost every facet of this 6 year IT modernization and operation engagement. Bryan was the primary architect of the new Private Cloud implementation that will enable the Commonwealth to achieve the virtualization of thousands of servers, driving cost savings, and improved agility.  Before his current role with Unisys, he was an Enterprise Architect for Northrop Grumman Corporation and led a multi-year IT spend predictability project.   Bryan holds a CTMBE certification from the TBM Council and multiple IFTMA certifications and is a recurring presenter at ITFMA conferences.

Moving the Value Conversation Forward- the power of services that are actionable levers

Virtual Event

September 8, 2020 @ 14:00 15:00 UTC-5

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Does defining actionable business services sound like a near-impossible task? Is it really worth the effort and time investment?

Join David Van Deusen, recently of IT Finance for the Controller of NY State, as he shares the story of their services journey and how this helped the organization better understand IT Value.

Free Free to Attend Online

David Van Deusen recently retired from the NYS Office of the State Comptroller after nearly 38 years of service, thirty of which were as an IT professional.  During the last 6 years of his career, he was the Director over all of the IT Business functions of his organization and focused much of his time on IT Financial Management.  His objective was to provide transparency to the business as to where their IT dollar was being spent, as well as to help them find ways to ensure that the value was worth the spend.

CONNECT :

Email – vandeusen.david@gmail.com

Twitter – @davidvandeusen