Keeping Focus on the Strategic Path – Managing Shifting Priorities

In today’s business environment, staying focused on a strategic path of work to be delivered to achieve the goals of an organization is key. Both external and internal factors can impact your path to strategy realization (new compliance regulations, emerging market trends, end of application support for a tier one business critical application, etc.). Successful management of these factors directly impacts your organization’s strategy and the portfolio of work which supports the strategy. This means business leaders need to focus on not only programs and projects, but the correct balance of operational work which supports current revenue streams. In other words, businesses often need help managing shifting priorities.

A properly laid foundation will allow teams to focus on the work they should be doing, all the while keeping track of available resources in-house and external needs. Cask brings the experience and expertise to help you build on that foundation to stay focused on your strategic path and build the governance process to monitor execution.

Cask understands the importance of the data insights technology can provide and marries that with effective business management. We understand governing processes that keep the conversations, information, and decision-making cadence aligned to support the continuous delivery cycles of business value. Our formula for vision and strategy success includes two simple steps:
Provide the ability to focus, and
Provide the ability to prioritize execution and purposefully adjust as needed.

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We’ll help you establish intake for execution and establish visibility into your business portfolio mix so that you can make the best resource investment decisions to meet your overall strategy with ease. Together, we’ll move your organization from a reactive position to an emerging discipline of managing your portfolio(s) of work that support the organizational strategies while managing shifting priorities.

After implementing ITBM with Cask, you’ll reap the benefits of focused decisions, made on a regular basis to manage your portfolio(s) of work (strategic and operational). A governance foundation for demand management, capacity and resource management; featuring value-based selection and prioritization results in visibility of demand across the organization, alignment of work and budget to strategic objectives, and prioritization of portfolio(s) of work to business value including resource assignments.

At the end of annual planning cycles, when budgets have been approved, can you predict when you will, or if you will, achieve expected results? Do you have the information to adjust the committed investments to keep the portfolio of work on track? Partnership with Cask to mature your people, process and technology, will allow you to confidently answer “yes.”

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