High Performance Systems Integration
July 28, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The world's leading consultancy, Accenture shares the tools and techniques being used by leading companies in transforming information technology organizations into high perfoming units with superior delivery capabilities Learn more.
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450 North Cityfront Drive
Bill McGrath, '02
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM : Informal Networking
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM : Presentaton
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM : Cash Bar Reception at Midway Club
Ashish Kothari, '02
How do some companies enjoy high performance information technology (IT) organizations, while most IT organizations have their strategic contribution questioned? Accenture's High Performance research illustrates leading firms (top 40%) with superior earnings growth spent 10% less on IT than laggard firms (bottom 40%), while the leaders were able to deliver 10% more than laggards in new IT productivity benefits. How can High Performers do more with less?
This session will share the characteristics of high performance IT and how one can transform one's organization into one with distinguished delivery capabilities. Bill McGrath will introduce the Accelerated Process Improvement Framework that Accenture has developed and used successfully at numerous organizations to help speed up process improvement and maturity by up to 50 percent faster than the industry average. For example, the industry standard time to move from Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 1 to CMMI Level 2 and from CMMI Level 2 to CMMI Level 3 is 20-32 months. By leveraging Accenture's proven methods, processes and tools already assessed at CMMI Levels 2 and 3, organizations can save approximately 50 percent of their process improvement lifecycle efforts. This helps organizations realize more business value sooner from their IT investments.
Bill McGrath, '02
Senior Manager, Accenture
Bill McGrath is a Senior Manager at Accenture leading globally the Process Industrialization
practice, focused on IT process improvement through Six Sigma and CMMI maturity,
program management, and process automation. Bill leads Accenture's global Process
Improvement Community of Practice of 1000 people focusing on CMMI, Six Sigma,
and eSCM maturity. He has over a decade of experience working with clients in
technology strategy, process improvement and transformation. He is a Six Sigma
Black Belt and received his MBA from Chicago GSB.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance.