Monday, February 17, 2014

Last Chance: NY SPIN 2/18/14: IT Affordability Analysis: Maximizing Business Value To The Organization (Dan Galorath)

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NY SPIN is pleased to welcome back Dan Galorath. His topic: IT Affordability Analysis:  Maximizing Business Value To The Organization.

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Registration ends  February 18th at (or when all seats are filled).

Date: (Tuesday) Feb 18, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
IT Affordability Analysis:  Maximizing Business Value To The Organization
Presenter(s):  Dan Galorath
Location: NetCom Learning

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IT Affordability Analysis: 
Maximizing Business Value To The Organization

Companies struggle to increase profits and often view IT as a necessary evil -- one that consumes resources rather than contributing to the bottom line. In fact, IT can be a significant contributor. In many cases, IT is a primary corporate asset.  Making transparent IT decisions based on the most affordable solutions and return on investment can:
  • improve the business
  • improve IT’s stature
  • increase appreciation and IT budgets within the organization.
A complete affordability analysis can quantify an IT budget's risk-adjusted Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI). Affordability analysis can also determine an IT budget's consistency with an organization's long-range investment and business strategies, measured against risk and key technical and performance parameters.

Both existing systems of affordability analysis and new developments will be addressed.  Additionally, risk and tradeoffs between functionality, quality, security and other system goals will be covered by describing a 10-step Affordability Analysis Process.

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  Biography: Dan Galorath

During his over three decades in the industry, Daniel D. Galorath has been solving a variety of management, costing, systems, and software problems for both information technology and embedded systems. He has performed all aspects of software development and software management. One of his strengths has been reorganizing troubled software projects. He has created and implemented software management policies. 
Dan's company, Galorath Incorporated, has developed the SEER applications for cost, schedule, risk analysis, and management decision support. He is one of the principal developers of the SEER-SEM software evaluation model. His teaching experience includes development and presentation of courses in Software Cost, Schedule, and Risk Analysis; Software Management; Software Engineering; to name a few. 
Mr. Galorath is a sought after speaker. Among Mr. Galorath’s published works are papers encompassing software cost modeling, testing theory, software life cycle error prediction and reduction, and software and systems requirements definition. 
Mr. Galorath was awarded the 2009 Society of Cost Estimation and Analysis (SCEA) Lifetime Achievement award for contributions to the industry; and the International Society of Parametric Analysts (ISPA) Freiman Award, lifetime achievement award, awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the theoretical or applied aspects of parametric modeling. 
Dan is a contributing author of “IT Measurement, Advice from the Experts” (Prentice Hall) and Mr Galorath is the primary author of the book “Software Sizing, Estimation, and Risk Management: When Performance Is Measured Performance Improves(Auerbach Publications, February 2006, ISBN: 0849335930).  His widely read blog, DanGalorath on estimating, covers estimation, planning, measurement, control and risk analysis..

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