The Program Governance, Risk, and Compliance Management Consulting Service (Introducing the Value Realization Services)

As a business moves through a program of change, strategic decisions are often required to ensure that business objectives are met. To facilitate effective decision making throughout the program lifecycle, a Microsoft Enterprise Architect conducts the Program Governance, Risk, and Compliance Management Service. This service is a part of the Value Realization Framework, introduced in…


When Does IT Create Shareholder Value? (Trends and Insights)

We are all familiar with the many IT mega trends of today: Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data, the Internet of Things, etc. The common theme is clear; the role of Information Technology (IT) in the turbulent, digital economy has become absolutely critical in helping organizations respond and adapt to these mega trends. No matter how…


The Adoption and Change Management Consulting Service (Introducing the Value Realization Services)

As a business transforms, modernizes capabilities, and enables new ways of doing business, employees often need support and education to adopt new methods. Different businesses have different cultures, and different risks, when it comes to managing change and promoting adoption. To help prepare for and manage change, and help ensure adoption, a Microsoft Architect performs…


The Value Management Consulting Service (Introducing the Value Realization Services)

During a well-planned initiative to improve business capabilities, a business achieves valuable results throughout the transformation, not just at the end of the project. To help ensure that value can be demonstrated and that a business is achieving objectives, a project team or architecture board can measure and track an initiative’s progress according to specified…


The Business Case Development Service (Introducing the Value Realization Services)

A business case is indispensable when a team seeks funding for a program of change. The business case provides a defensible financial position for an investment. The business case, and the value model on which it is based, clearly communicate the benefits, risks, and costs of an initiative. Business Case Development is one of the…


Security Strategy for Devices at Contoso Insurance (Delivery Documentary)

Delivery Documentaries are a behind the scenes look at how our Enterprise Architects (EAs) in the field perform Value Realization activities for customers. The documentaries are raw and real, and the purpose is to share what actually happens on the ground. They are always a learning opportunity, and we hope that over time we can…


The Value Planning Consulting Service (Introducing the Value Realization Services)

Value Planning is one of the services that Microsoft Enterprise Architects conduct with businesses as part of the Microsoft Value Realization Framework. It’s one of the Value Realization services that we mentioned in our earlier post,Welcome to the Value Realization Blog. The Value Planning Service establishes a framework assure that an initiative delivers value. The…

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The Portfolio Optimization Consulting Service (Introducing the Value Realization Services)

Portfolio Optimization is one of the services that Microsoft Enterprise Architects conduct with businesses as part of the Microsoft Value Realization Framework. It’s one of the Value Realization services that we mentioned in our earlier post, Welcome to the Value Realization Blog. Through this service we help validate and prioritize initiatives and investments, and/or help…

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The Architecture Options & Recommendations Consulting Service (Introducing the Value Realization Services)

Architecture Options & Recommendations is one of the services that Microsoft architects conduct with businesses as part of the Microsoft Value Realization Framework. It’s one of the Value Realization services that we mentioned in our earlier post,Welcome to the Value Realization Blog. Here we evaluate the architecture (in its broadest sense) across multiple perspectives –…

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Value Realization with the Cloud

We thought it would be helpful to share some perspectives on how we are seeing customers realize and accelerate business value from the four Mega-Trends (Cloud, Mobile, Social, and Big Data/Analytics), so we asked one of our colleagues to share what he’s learned about how companies are getting business value from Cloud in the Enterprise…..

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