The Power of Convergence

Linking Business Strategies and Technology Decisions to Create Sustainable Success

The Power of Convergence

Author: Faisal Hoque
Pub Date: May 2011
Print Edition: $27.95
Print ISBN: 9780814416952
Page Count: 256
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814416969

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Table of Contents

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

PART I BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY CONVERGENCE

CHAPTER 1 THE BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY DISCONNECT

The Business/Technology Disconnect Phenomenon

Why the Business/Technology Disconnect Continues

From Alignment to Convergence

The Takeaway: Turning Ideas into Action

CHAPTER2 CONVERGENCE: CONCEPT TO VALUE

The Role of Business Technology Management

The BTM Framework

The Functional Areas and Capabilities of the BTM Framework

The Four Critical Dimensions of BTM

Advancing Capability Maturity

Realizing Critical BTM Capabilities

The Takeaway: Turning Ideas Into Action

CHAPTER3 THE FINANCIAL VALUE OF BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY

CONVERGENCE

Agility, Innovation, and Convergence

Constructing the Business Technology Convergence Index

The Financial Effects of Convergence

The Common Characteristics of Convergence Leader Enterprises

The Strategic Roles of Technology

The Takeaway: Turning Ideas into Action

PART II CONVERGENCE IN PRACTICE

CHAPTER 4 THE NIMBLE GIANTS: HOW CONVERGED BUSINESS MODELS

DRIVE SUCCESSFUL LARGE ENTERPRISES

The Innovation Imperative: Adapt or Die

Architecting Business Models: A Blueprint for Convergence

SEA: Architectures to Action

Leadership Starts at the Top

Advanced Thinking for Better Business Technology Investments

The Takeaway: Turning Ideas into Action

CHAPTER 5 THE NEW FACE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR: HOW GOVERNANCE

LEADS TO GREATER GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

Inefficiency: The Government’s Claim to Fame

Propelling Innovation: The DARPA Way

A Process Approach: A Roadmap to Success

Governance: Defining Who’s in Charge

Metrics: A Measure of Success

The Takeaway: Turning Ideas into Action

CHAPTER 6 SIZE DOESN’T MATTER: HOW SMALL ENTERPRISES BENEFIT

FROM STRATEGIC INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Redefining Enterprises

Strategic Investment Management

The Anatomy of a Portfolio

PPM: Ideas into Action

Pharmaceutical Startup Prescribes PPM

The Takeaway: Turning Ideas into Action

PART III The Impact of Transformation

CHAPTER 7 THE TRANSFORMATION TRIANGLE

Why Transform at All?

Transformation Isocess, Not a Destination

The Financial Impact of the Transformation Triangle

The Takeaway: Turning Ideas into Action

CHAPTER 8 CREATING BUSINESS AGILITY

Agility Is thessential Competitive Element

Agility Introduces New Challenges

The Anatomy of Business Agility

Processes for Agility

Technologies for Agility

The Journey Toward Agility

The Takeaway: Turning Ideas into Action

CHAPTER 9 SUSTAINED INNOVATION: THE SCIENCE OF CONSTANTLY MOVING

FORWARD

The Anatomy of Sustained Innovation

Technology’s Strategic Role in Sustained Innovation

Calculating the Innovation Benefit

The Takaway: Turning Ideas into Action

CHAPTER 10 DRIVING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

The Anatomy of Operational Excellence

Underpants Gnomes and the Excellence Journey

Modeling the Operational Blueprint

Key Steps in the Operational Excellence Journey

The Process to Continual Return on Investment

The Takeaway: Turning Ideas into Action

CHAPTER 11 BECOMING A BETTER BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY LEADER

The Many Faces of Convergence

More Than a Seat at the Table

Management, Musical Chairs–Style

Optimizing Technology Investment Management

Redefining Business Strategy with Technology

The Who, What, and Where of BTM

Governing the Converged Organization

The Final Takeaway: Are You Ready?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

NOTES

INDEX

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS

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