INTRODUCTION

Business Alignment Issues

It is difficult to have a conversation about a project, program, event, initiative, or system without discussing the subject of business alignment. Some classic questions that are often asked about business projects are:

  • How will this project help our business?
  • Is this aligned to our goals?
  • What is the business contribution?
  • How is this helping my key performance indicators?
  • What is the business value of this?
  • How do we know this program has contributed to the business?
  • Will the results of this project appear on my quarterly report?

These and similar questions focus on the issue of aligning projects and programs to the business. Programs must be aligned to the business early in their lives, throughout ...

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