Executive Brief: Selecting & Working with IT Consulting Firms

The global information technology industry is on pace to reach $5 trillion in 2019, according to the research consultancy IDC. The U.S. share of this enormous pie is $1.6 trillion in 2019, which represents 31% of the world’s tech market.

It’s exciting to participate in the biggest and most vital economic segment in the world. But it also means intense competition for skilled IT professionals who realize the market value of their highly in-demand expertise. No wonder many organizations engage IT consulting firms who can bring highly experienced consultants who put your interests first.

This Intertech Executive Brief provides insight into how to select an excellent consulting firm that fits your particular needs and to leverage that consulting relationship for maximum value.

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Executive Brief: An Agile Methodology Overview for CIOs & Executives

Executive Brief_ An Agile Methodology Overview for CIOs & Executives

Over the past few months, I’ve spoken with many C-level executives about the high level, strategic challenges they’re facing when it comes to building software. Through these conversations, common themes emerged. To help with these challenges, I’m excited to introduce Intertech Executive Briefs.

Based on 25+ years of building enterprise software for our clients, each Intertech Executive Brief outlines the challenge along with recommendations and insights for the busy executive.

Agile Methodology Overview for CIOs & Executives

In February 2001, 17 software developers came together to discuss how to improve software development. They defined a compelling philosophy about how to develop software-based on 12 core principles. These principles have significantly impacted the practice of developing software: making it more flexible, people-oriented, communications-friendly and product-delivery focused.

Use of agile is becoming increasingly widespread. Almost three-quarters (71%) of global organizations surveyed in a Global Project Management Survey (2017) by the Project Management Institute reported using agile approaches “sometimes, often or always.”

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Executive Brief: A CIO’s Guide to Avoiding Cost Estimation Errors in Software Development

Executive Brief_ CIOs Guide to Avoiding Cost Estimation Errors

Over the past few months, I’ve spoken with many C-level executives about the high level, strategic challenges they’re facing when it comes to building software. Through these conversations, common themes emerged.  To help with these challenges, I’m excited to introduce Intertech Executive Briefs.

Based on 25+ years of building enterprise software for our clients, each Intertech Executive Brief outlines the challenge along with recommendations and insights for the busy executive.

CIO’s Guide to Avoiding Cost Estimation Errors

In the inaugural issue, the Software Development Cost Estimation Executive Brief, shares commonly overlooked costs when building enterprise software applications along with practical insights to make sure every project has an accurate budget.

Key factors include:

  • Hidden project infrastructure costs
  • Costs related to staff turnover and the need for new skills
  • Expenses due to project dependencies and communication
  • Underestimating costs by assuming who is doing what
  • The Triangle, Choose Your Two: Speed, Cost, Quality (SCQ)

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