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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 ...
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.
These recurring management and leadership characteristics have been captured in iTQP’s value-driven performance ethic. It has been derived from our extensive experience in assisting organization’s of all sizes and industries in improving their ability to deliver value to all their constituencies: Customers, employees, partners, and shareholders.
Our value-driven performance ethic can also be viewed as a performance manifesto for managers and leaders as a guide for their thinking and decision making.
In the final analysis, successful leaders realize that the true power of any organization lies trapped inside their companies. This is the power of the individual who, when properly challenged and given the tools to succeed, and provided an environment where they can be heard and where they have the safety to stretch and grow, is then free to fully express their capabilities and aspirations.
The essence of a value-driven performance ethic, and its true test, can best be seen in its ability to release this power—the value of the individual—from the confines of bureaucracy, status quo, and low expectations.
Strategic Thinking Energizes Entire Enterprise
  • Strategy and vision owned by business units
  • Assumptions always challenged
  • Deep understanding of industry
  • Strong sense of what customers really need
  • Objective view of competition
  • Cold, analytical assessment of internal capabilities
  • Laser-like focus on strategic choices
Talent and Intellectual Capital Drives Competitive Advantage
  • Information is a company asset to be shared and leveraged
  • Learning and experimentation is embraced
  • Best people in most demanding roles
  • Ideas emerge from all levels of the organization
  • Connectivity, dialogue, and inclusion is the norm
Shared Significance Maintains Eye On Ball
  • Merciless alignment on highest impact ideas
  • Sincere commitment to each others’ success at all levels
  • Frequent question: How does this advance our strategic objectives?
  • Pervasive understanding of strategy and how processes and projects impact them
  • Relentless search and destroy of obstacles and hindrances
Stretched By Aspirational, Fact-Based Goals
  • Targets pegged to best-in-class levels regardless of industry
  • Simple, clear, balanced-scorecard style objectives
  • Tightly connected to operating realities, and compensation and recognition plans
  • Goals, strategies, processes, and projects all clearly linked
  • Strong, localized accountabilities for fact-based performance and results
Value Delivered By Simple, Focused Business Processes
  • Process owners feel empowered
  • Relentless pursuit of customer-defined quality
  • Fueled by world-class competencies
  • Relationship to vision-mission is straightforward
  • Minimal corporate review, staff helps
Architectures Drive Decision-Making To Optimize Focus-Leverage Trade-Offs
  • Business and technology architectures mutually supportive
  • Reusability is a religion
  • Bias towards assemble versus build
  • Tactical choices always influenced by architectural direction
  • Focus versus leverage balance continually scrutinized
  • Capabilities that are not strategic, competencies that are not distinctive, and processes that are not unique are outsourcing candidates
Enabled By Reliable, High-Performance Project Delivery
  • Absolute reverence for all commitments (target dates, costs)
  • Expectation management is rigorous and customer-focused
  • Frequent, incremental delivery of small, tangible, and useful work products
  • Project management skills are nurtured and esteemed
  • No surprises; risks preëmptively managed
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