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The Twelve Principles  of  Strategic  IT Partnering

Baxter Thompson Ltd, Jon Baxter
October 2017

The Twelve Principles of Strategic IT Partnering The essence of what it means to be a Strategic IT Partner..... As a consultant I get the opportunity read broadly and in depth looking at how the IT business partner role is evolving. I get to reflect on how I performed in my corporate roles and recognise where I could have improved. In addition, this consulting role allows me to speak to dozens of clients on a monthly basis to validate where…

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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 Grab@Pizza Business simulation game. Grab@Pizza! 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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