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Outsourcing, also, can capitalize on an outside ve... ... middle of paper ... ...s not had experience in partnering activities before, the relationship can develop profound tensions. The evolution of technologies often changes the strategic relevance of IT service to a firm. From the customer’s viewpoint, assigning a commodity service to an outsider is very attractive if the price is right. Delegating a firm’s service differentiator is another matter. The customer that made the original decision on efficiency will judge it differently if using effectiveness criteria later.
This over-optimism commonly referred to as optimism bias can simply be defined as overestimating the projects benefits and conversely underestimating its cost and duration time. Research have portrayed that this is often caused by failure to properly identify, understand, and manage effectively the risk associated with the project therefore putting its success at jeopardy(Mott McDonald, 2002). Fortunately, this biasness can be detected and minimized during the project gateway process. Project Gateway Process This process is aimed at ensuring the project being pursued has a potential of delivering by adhering to the allocated time, sticking to the budget and very important, meeting customers specifications (Mott McDonald, 2002). It involves assessing the projects at critical stages (also referred to as gates) in its lifecycle and thus assuring it can advance to the next stage successfully.
Benefits of Project Management to Organizations There are many reasons and advantages as to why it is beneficial for an organization to manage work by projects. One benefit is that it is more efficient in achieving the required target. Project management provides a “roadmap” that can easily be followed and meet project completion targets. It allows you to identify difficulties and weaknesses in advance thus making you work smarter (Picariello, 2008). Moreover, it improves customer satisfaction.
Conclusion A business intelligence strategy should be based on input from a wide range of stakeholders, because their input is valuable as it creates better decisions, improved efficiency leading to increased profits. The focus on the strategy must remain business driven throughout the process for it has the greatest chance of success.
Creating link will give the business a competitive advantage such as increased market share, low cost, high value of customer satisfaction, attracting new customers, superior service, etc. So it is important for every organization to align project management w
Many businesses benefit from the organizational discipline CRM imposes, as well as from the technology itself. CRM can benefit and organization in that it can develop better communication channels; collect vital data, like customer details and order histories; create detailed profiles such as customer preferences; deliver instant, company-wide access to customer histories; Identify new selling opportunities. (Is4Profit, 2006, 1). CRM involves centralizing all customer data and automating much of the tedious work in managing sales, marketing, and customer service so that professionals can spend more time helping their customers become more successful and less time on administrative tasks. CRM has also come to include a new type of business intelligence software called analytics that provides managers with a real-time snapshot of their sales, marketing, and service efforts.
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