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IT Governance to Drive High Performance: Lessons from Accenture

IT Governance to Drive High Performance - Lessons from Accenture

SKU: 2927
Authors: Kress, Robert
Publishers: IT Governance Publishing
Format: PDF
ISBN13: 9781849280389
Pages: 47
Published: 09 Mar 2010
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Format: ePub
ISBN13: 9781849281188
Pages: 47
Published: 09 Mar 2010
Availability: Always Available
Format: Kindle
ISBN13: 9781849282246
Pages: 47
Published: 09 Mar 2010

This pocket guide provides a detailed look at Accenture’s best practices in IT governance. It offers a step-by step breakdown of the governance model and how it is applied in all things IT from IT investments to IT architecture.

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Price: $14.95

This book will show you the state-of-the-art IT governance model that was developed by the largest consulting firm in the world!

This pocket guide provides you with an insider’s detailed description of Accenture’s IT governance policy and details its governance structure. It will show how effective IT governance links IT strategy and IT decisions to Accenture’s business strategy and business priorities.

Following the best practices approach set out in this pocket guide will serve as an excellent starting point for any organization with ambitions to achieve high performance.

Benefits to business include:

  • Boost productivity

    How hard do you work in other areas of your business to cut costs and improve efficiency? In testing economic times, is the absence of a clear strategy for your business’s IT governance still a realistic option? Learning from Accenture’s proven approach will enable you to increase your organization’s competitiveness over the longer term.
  • Coordinate your operations

    To ensure effective decision-making and align your IT function with your broader business goals, you need to make the structure of your IT governance fit your overall corporate governance structure. That way, you can make your IT work for your business.
  • Manage change effectively

    IT is crucial for realizing the changes you want your business to make. For this reason, you cannot afford to have these changes treated merely as IT projects that have been foisted on the company by the IT department. By bringing top management on board, and giving business leaders a formal role in the IT governance of your organization, you will make the success of any project with an IT component much more likely.  
  • Keep a grip on budgets

    The costs of IT projects are notoriously prone to overrun, while some IT development programs have promised more than they ever delivered. The Accenture way of doing business is different. Following the Accenture approach means ensuring that your IT investment is backed by a solid business case and measuring the return on investment following project completion.

High performance

Chief executives now put high performance IT among their top strategic objectives. So, if you are looking to improve IT governance in your own organization, finding out what Robert E. Kress has to say is as good a starting point as any.

This book will show you his company’s best practice approach to the subject. Whatever business you are in, there is nearly always a clear link between the performance of your IT function and your company’s overall results.

The bottom line

Robert E. Kress, the writer of this pocket guide, is someone who gets things done. As Executive Director of Business Operations for Accenture’s IT organization, he manages a $700 million IT operation for a company with employees in 52 countries. IT is critical to Accenture’s success as a management consultancy and technology services provider. IT governance matters to the bottom line, so Accenture insists on clear accountability for IT decisions and delivery. The capacity of Accenture’s IT function to stay focused on the needs of the business is one reason why Accenture has succeeded in doubling its revenue and racking up profits. Between 2001 and 2009, Accenture’s operating profits nearly trebled to reach $2.6 billion.

About the author

Robert E. Kress

Robert E. Kress is the Executive Director of Business Operations for Accenture’s IT organization. He is in charge of the IT organization’s $700 million global operation and directly manages Accenture’s IT strategy, planning, audit, and policy. As an Accenture consultant, he developed and delivered large, complex IT projects that maximized return on investment for clients in the healthcare and consumer products sectors. CIO Magazine recently identified Accenture as one of 100 innovative organizations that use IT effectively to create business value.

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