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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions by Richard J. Reese

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Identifying revenue-generating projects

Larger companies execute literally thousands of projects per year. Project sponsors each believe their projects will deliver real value to the business. Otherwise, they would not be sponsoring them. So, if each project actually delivered on its promised return, wouldn't the company experience dramatic growth? Looking at the bottom line at year-end may show moderate growth (4-5%), but the sum total across all projects should have translated to double digit growth. This is a normal "syndrome" for most companies. It stems from lack of a valid set of project metrics at the time funding decisions are made. Chapter 2 spoke of the aligned business. It provided a view into a perfectly run company and also provided ...

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