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Instigating A Business Partner Function

Skanska UK Plc, Tony Michaels
August 2018

Many central departments have recognised that the interaction between the IT function and the rest of the organisation are not as good as they could be. Indeed quite often we exacerbate this division with ‘us’ and ‘them’ type references. I have heard many times people bemoaning of the other ‘they just don’t understand us’ and ‘they are asking the wrong question’. So… (drum roll)….. Introducing the IT Business Partner.... (cymbals clash) ….That’s the answer, because with one role sitting in…

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Beyond Service Partner

A review of the afternoon's discussions in one track at the June IT BP Forum

Parliamentary Digital Service, Gavin Berman
August 2018

The Beyond Service Partner track contained two sessions facilitated by myself, Gavin Berman, with a workshop by Mark Smalley, all helped by Theresa Jacobs. In the first session I began by setting the context in which the Parliamentary Digital Service operates, providing the digital tools for two separate albeit very similar organisations – The House of Commons and The House of Lords – and the Politicians they serve in the UK Parliament. Since the introduction of the Business Partner function…

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The Challenge of Delivering Value

Our Survey Results

O2 (Telefónica UK), Sarah Fogg
August 2018

At the Baxter Thompson Associates (BTA) IT Business Partner Forum in June, we looked at the challenge of Value Management. Previous survey respondents had said that this was the third most challenging aspect of their role. To investigate this further a new survey was issued following the DAMAC framework for Value Management created by BTA. What is Value Management? Value Management is a set of management techniques to ensure that customers’ expectations and needs are met through supporting activities, products…

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