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Continuous Service Improvement

How IT Business Partners help

Baxter Thompson Ltd, Jon Baxter
June 2017

At the Baxter & Thompson associates BRM Forum in London delegates gained some practical takeaways after participating in the [email protected] Business simulation game. [email protected]! Participants understanding the roles in the game. The simulation game is an experiential learning instrument that can be used as a stand-alone team building exercise. The simulation can also be used in organizations to create buy-in for IT Business Partnering, compliment training and assess current capabilities and agree first steps for moving forward. In the simulation…

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IT as a Business Partner

The Challenges and Overcoming Them

Baxter Thompson Ltd, Jon Baxter
April 2017

Baxter Thompson Associates (BTA) in conjunction with the British Computer Society Elite Forum (BCS) held a debate on the 21st September 2016 “IT as a Business Partner. Jacqui Hogan, Bill Limond and Jon Baxter and 20 executives looked at some of the challenges facing the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in becoming a Partner with the rest of the organisation and some of the solutions that could help the CIO overcome those challenges. BTA has produced a report on the outcome…

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Measuring Business Maturity

Results from the 2016 IT Business Partner Survey

Baxter Thompson Ltd, Jon Baxter
March 2017

In 2016, we carried out a survey of UK based IT Business Partnering professionals (or Business Relationship Management professionals) to assess the state of IT business partnering. The results show a snapshot of the companies in which IT business partner professionals work, and go some way to a better understanding of how IT business partnering is being used to develop organisations effectively or otherwise. The survey measures the degree to which IT Business Partnering is embedded in the culture and…

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