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Successful Software Deployment Strategies

On October 25, DCG Software Value will co-host the webinar “Successful Deployment Strategies – From Software Sizing to Productivity Measurement” with CAST. Presenters, Philippe Guerin from CAST and Mike Harris from DCG Software Value, will examine how effective quality benchmarking and productivity measurement translate into successful transformation initiatives that cost less and de-risk your IT organization.

Philippe Guerin & Mike Harris

As a senior consultant with a broad expertise in all phases of the SDLC, Philippe Guerin has significant experience leading both technology and organizational transformation initiatives in complex global environments, especially around productivity measurement and improvement programs.

Mike Harris, CEO of DCG, has more than 30 years of broad management experience in the IT field, including periods in R&D, development, production, business, and academia. He is an internationally recognized author and speaker on a range of topics related to the Value Visualization of IT and is considered a thought leader in the international software development industry.

Successful Deployment Strategies

Attendees will walk away from this webinar with broadened knowledge around successful deployment processes, including how portfolio visibility can help manage risk, complexity, and architectural quality.

Learn how to introduce proactive measurements to detect structural quality and risk and vendor / ADM team output before transformation, monitor key performance indicators during, and continue to optimize applications by establishing performance improvement and cost reduction goals.

Philippe and Mike will also address how to:

  • Monitor, track, and compare ADM teams’ utilization, delivery efficiency, throughput, and quality of outputs
  • Detect portfolio outliers, compare against competitors, identify improvement opportunities, and track the evolution of size, risk, complexity, and quality
  • Increase management's visibility of risk, quality, and throughput through enhanced Service Level Agreements 

Register Now 

IT leaders across all industries are invited to attend this 30-minute webinar exploring best practices in software sizing and measurement. Register now to join Philippe and Mike on October 25 at 11:00am EST.

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Measurement Roadmap

A complaint we hear a lot in this industry is that IT struggles to prove its value to the business. One of the easiest ways to combat this is to align IT directly with the goals of the business - but how do you do that? The key is measurement.

No shock coming from us, right? Measurement. But, without metrics you can't accurately report on your actions, and you simply can't provide comprehensive insight into how IT supports the business.

Our Measurement Roadmap outlines metrics that match up to the technical and organizational goals of your business, facilitating effective, real-time monitoring and decision support.

Measurement Roadmap

The bottom line is that IT can't prove its worth without a mechanism to measure its worth. Find the right measures for your organization and satisfy all stakeholders.

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Benchmarking Program Leads to Improved Development Practices

DavidA proper benchmarking program helps you to establish a standard for performance in order to set – and monitor – a path for improvement. It’s all about using data to better understand how IT is functioning and to figure out what changes should be made and whether or not those changes are working.

Understanding the value of this type of information, a global service company that provides innovative payment and expense management solutions for consumers and businesses reached out to DCG for help in the creation of its own benchmarking program.

We’ve put together a case study that outlines how DCG worked with the company to establish a benchmarking program and the benefits received from its implementation. Though this exact implementation may not be useful for every company, the case study highlights just how beneficial a benchmarking can be, providing value now and well into the future.

If you have any related questions, please leave a comment and we'll get back to you!

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David Herron
Vice President, Software Performance Management

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"It's frustrating that there are so many failed software projects when I know from personal experience that it's possible to do so much better - and we can help." 
- Mike Harris, DCG Owner

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