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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
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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 ...
Strategy Offerings
Strategic Action Planning
This service is focused on assisting clients in identifying, prioritizing, and monitoring its key strategic action items. These action items typically include the major investments, initiatives, and projects that have been designed to close its performance gaps and help transform the enterprise into one that can more effectively compete in its target markets.
High performance companies share a common characteristic—they unerringly understand and keep visible these typically few critical initiatives. Their successful execution is considered vital to achieving their goals.
These action items are captured and managed using a mechanism called the strategic action plan.
This approach involves identifying and tightly linking our client’s goals, strategies, processes, and projects into a simple unified framework that greatly facilitates strategic governance and ensures that the organization stays focused on the priorities that matter.
Three tools have become important elements of our strategic action planning approach.
The goal-strategy matrix illustrates the degree to which a given strategy is actually advancing each enterprise goal, thus ensuring that the strategies are tightly coupled to the enterprise goals.
The strategy-process matrix indicates which business and technology processes are supporting and enabling each strategy. This tool not only identifies the impact each business process has on the various strategies, but also describes the functional and technical adequacy (quality, cost, cycle time, reliability, etc.) of those business processes. This degree of strategic impact together with the adequacy assessment helps prioritize those business processes with the greatest return potential. These high-return areas are typically the source of a client’s strategic projects.
Finally, the process-project matrix illustrates the degree to which a given strategic project is extending or improving each business or technology process. This tool ensures that the project portfolio (containing both existing and new projects) is always focused on improving and supporting those particular business processes with the greatest benefit, impact, and return.
 
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