Decision Lens Blog

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05/06/2019

Top Telecommunication Company Prioritizes IT Portfolio with Decision Lens

Making better business decisions is at the top of every successful business’ priority list. Decision Lens administers the collective knowledge of key stakeholders to build unanimity and increase the likelihood of success through more efficient and effective decision making. Providing to ...
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04/29/2019

Decision Lens and FedRAMP

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) provides the standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. It was created to govern and ensure enough information security and compliance in cloud-based ...
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04/23/2019

Effective Communication and Collaboration Critical for Strategy Execution

Great ideas are meaningless if they translate into countless hours of creating detailed business and strategic plans with no follow through. Execution is a critical component of any strategy. The people process is just as important as strategy or operation processes. The people of an organization ...
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04/15/2019

Structurally Deficient Bridges in the US Could Take 80 Years to Repair

More than 47,000 bridges in the US have been identified as “structurally deficient” and in need of urgent rehabilitation, according to a report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The organization analyzes data from the Federal Highway Administration and ...
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03/25/2019

Elevate Your Facilities Planning Process

Facilities Planning decisions are more complex than ever. The long-term implications that come with costly facility capital expenditures make strategic decision-making critical to managing risk. But what’s the best approach for optimizing limited resources with an increase in demand? Planning, at ...
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03/18/2019

Want to be Amazing at Facility Resource Planning? Here's How!

Making agile, smart decisions with an analytic process drives the performance of your investments. Reducing facility costs, improving productivity and revenue generation contributes to an organization's bottom line. Successful infrastructure and facility management requires a systematic approach ...
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03/11/2019

Transforming Organizations Through Effective Strategy Execution

Organizations from all industries are investing in a new set of powerful software solutions focused on making smarter portfolio-level decisions. Executives are no longer making strategic prioritization decisions using only spreadsheets and meetings. Key features like managing projects, scheduling ...
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03/04/2019

Know-It-All's, Whiners and 800 Pound Gorillas in the Planning Process

Sometimes the hardest part of building the capital plan isn't massaging the numbers and prioritizing the projects. The most grueling challenge can be facilitating discussions with all the various stakeholders - many of whom have competing interests and complex personalities and communication styles ...
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01/30/2019

The Surprising Value of Intelligent Portfolio Planning

When you’re selling a software solution that most organizations haven’t ever heard of or seen before, you spend a lot of time evangelizing.  You spend a lot of time asking a set of foundation questions. What is the software?  Why would someone need it?  What does it actually do?  How is it ...
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01/28/2019

Gartner Case Study on Cost Cutting via Portfolio Management at Boeing

When technology is squarely at the center of your business differentiation, trying to find ways to cut costs OUT of technology can be an arduous and painful process, to say the least. But that’s the situation that Boeing found itself in the middle of, looking to move resources to more ...
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01/23/2019

Start Your Strategy Execution Engine

Practitioner Series on Making Strategy Execution a Reality | Part 3 of 3
 Part 1  |  Part 2 Strategy Execution is a top-down process. It starts with a clear idea from leadership of what opportunities should be pursued, the operating capabilities required to get there, and the outcomes that should ...
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01/16/2019

You Do Strategy. I’ll Do Execution.

Practitioner Series on Making Strategy Execution a Reality | Part 2 of 3
 Part 1  |  Part 3 It is very understandable (and common) to hear from clients “we really want to focus on execution right now.” They want to focus on enabling their PMOs and leveraging PPM systems to better manage delivery ...
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01/14/2019

Collaborative Governance Can Be Your Friend

Practitioner Series on Making Strategy Execution a Reality | Part 1 of 3 Part 2  |  Part 3 Governance – the overall structure and daily management of activities and initiatives that help achieve corporate goals. The topic has somehow become a taboo subject to many organizations.
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01/11/2019

3 Ways to Boost Your Transportation Prioritization Process

Decision Lens has worked side by side with many Departments of Transportation throughout the years, and we’ve picked up a few helpful tips along the way when dealing with the unique challenges these departments face.  
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04/26/2018

Dependencies Release

Decision Lens is excited to announce a new feature set: Dependencies The new Dependencies features are designed to support the way organizations and MPOs anticipate planning needs. Decision Lens resources are available to help you get the most out of these new features.
08/23/2017

Decision Lens Proud and Excited to Partner with Maryville Technologies

The organizations we work with continue to struggle with some truly fundamental business needs. More often than not, these struggles center around their ability to allocate the constrained resources they have (budget sometimes, but people more often) to the right initiatives. Key questions continue ...