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How We Add Value
iTQP How We Add Value: Cost of Quality
iTQP How We Add Value: Glue—Value-Driven Risk-Adjusted Solution Delivery
iTQP How We Add Value: Requirements Based Validation
iTQP How We Add Value: Enterprise Architecture
iTQP How We Add Value: Project Progress Reporting
iTQP How We Add Value: Quality Metrics and Sizing
iTQP How We Add Value: Important Strategic Thinking Ideas
iTQP How We Add Value: Transformational Changes
iTQP How We Add Value: Business Processes and Continuous Improvement
Webinars
iTQP Webinar: See our new Webinar: Drive High Impact Business Results By Improving Technology Quality
See our new Webinar: Drive High Impact Business Results By Improving Technology Quality.
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Tools
iTQP Tools: Doormat
DOORMAT: A Framework for Requirements Maintenance.
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iTQP Tools: ValidationBench
The key to the power of many of iTQP’s software quality and validation offerings can be directly traced to our overall project delivery philosophy. Read more ...
iTQP Tools: AFTA
The Automated Fault Tree Analysis (AFTA) facility, originally developed to support missile failure analysis for the defense industry, assists project teams in identifying, organizing, managing, analyzing, and validating the root cause(s) of any type of system failure. Read more ...
iTQP Tools: PRAC
The Project Risk Assessment Calculator (PRAC) is a self-assessment tool designed to help project managers, IT leaders, and their business customers understand the various risks their project is facing and to offer suggestions on mitigating those risks. Read more ...
Books
iTQP Books: Technology, Strategy, and Leadership
A set of convergent forces is challenging fundamental assumptions about the role of organizations and how they deliver value to their customers.
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White Papers
iTQP White Papers: Maximizing Strategic Value
Ideas matter, but an organization aligned for execution is what delievers the value.
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iTQP White Papers: Project Management
Project management bridges the gap between strategy and tactics. It’s the difference between having a good idea, and actually being able to execute on that idea.
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iTQP White Papers: Value Driven Performance Ethic
In our experience high-performance organizations tend to share a set of recurring management and leadership characteristics. While each organization may actually choose slightly different tools or implementation approaches, successful companies nevertheless tend to operate in very similar ways. Read more ...
Selected Engagement Summaries
Requirements Engineering Process Improvement
Customer Opportunity/Issue/Problem: The organization has decided to improve its enterprise-wide requirements engineering capability so that it can more effectively support and advance its business objectives, now, and in the future. In particular, a facility for a requirements repository database or tool is considered important. Read full summary ...
Service Process Improvement Assessment
Customer Opportunity/Issue/Problem: Faced with a highly acquisitive business strategy, the IT organization for this multi-business insurance company sought direction for the analysis and potential process improvement of its infrastructure management unit. Read full summary ...
Deliver interim Requirement and Testware traceability solution
Customer Opportunity/Issue/Problem: Software delivery organization recognized an immediate need to manage the traceability among requirement and validation artifacts, but was currently in the process of adapting a lifecycle tool suite for use across the entire enterprise. This tools suite introduction was estimated to take two years to complete. Management decided that an interim solution to manage requirements and testware was required. This solution was intended to be temporary, so must be low-cost, have a quick ramp-up time for new users, use currently existing, in-house technology, and must be delivered quickly in order to retain its ROI. Read full summary ...
Business and Technology Strategy Alignment
Customer Opportunity/Issue/Problem: The current technology environment was reaching the end of its useful life, and business operations were increasingly hampered by highly fragmented, multi-platform, poorly documented, and inflexible business applications. Moreover, the organization was undergoing substantial change in its attempts to compete more effectively in its current markets, as well as entering new segments with more service-oriented and information-based offerings. Read full summary ...
Business and IT Budgeting
Customer Opportunity/Issue/Problem: Large multi-business operation with globally disparate decentralized IT units has been using inconsistent and incompatible planning, scheduling, and prioritization practices, which has created a business-IT governance environment characterized by unfocused, uncontrolled, and uncoordinated spending at high risk, and resulting in minimal return and enterprise leverage. Read full summary ...
Strategy and Operating Model
Customer Opportunity/Issue/Problem: Internal IT unit had been undergoing massive growth in recent years and was finding it difficult to remain responsive to its customers, not only due to the increased level of their demands, but also due to new needs that were surfacing in the user community. Read full summary ...
Automated Test Tool Customization
Customer Opportunity/Issue/Problem: An organization needed to conduct performance testing of a client/server application that used a custom communications protocol. The automated testing tools in use by the organization did not recognize this custom protocol. Read full summary ...
Test Process Analysis and Recommendations
Customer Opportunity/Issue/Problem: Internal IT unit had been consistently under delivering on the quality of their application validation and now found it difficult to deliver validated software at the rate required by their development organization. Read full summary ...
Business and Functional Requirements
Customer Opportunity/Issue/Problem: The organization decided that a comprehensive department-wide service delivery platform was needed to more effectively support its growing customer base and their increasingly complex demands. Read full summary ...
Application System Design
Customer Opportunity/Issue/Problem: Given an approved set of requirements for a new application system (a common web-based service delivery platform), there was a need to advance its implementation to the next stage of the customer’s development cycle—system design. Implicit in this effort was the examination of alternative implementation technologies and approaches (build-buy-hybrid) to help the organization determine the most cost effective deployment choice. Read full summary ...
Application Construction and Implementation
Customer Opportunity/Issue/Problem: Based on an approved set of requirements and a proposed design for a new application system (a common web-based service delivery platform), the organization desired to implement this technology in a fashion that would generate benefits early and often with minimal risk. Read full summary ...