Tailoring Prince2 to answer a public tender: the starting up Project Process

When BIT decided to grow in the Public Sector, it was decided to establish a dedicated public tender team.  The director of the Professional Service Business Unit of BIT is part of this team.  He convinced the team to adopt the  Prince 2 methodology for answering tenders that have an annual, expected, turnover higher than 1 million euro for year.
That’s how BIT tailored Prince 2 starting up  Project process.

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p-chart and Capability Indices: how to use them for Balanced Scorecard Measures.

In the previous post  I did my best to explain why the concept of statistical controlled process is important for the balanced scorecard measures.
In this post I wish to give a practical example of how the p-chart can be used as a “thermometer” to measure the health of a quoting  process. I will also introduce another useful tool that might be used in a controlled process: The Capability Indices.

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Analysis of a major type of public tender for IT Infrastructure: the one winner, one catalogue.

BIT decided that  is strategic to develop a balanced scorecard for each tender that has a potential value equal or major of 10 million euro.
In this post, I introduce, as a typical  example,  the tender DIGIT/R3/PO/2016/020 Data Centre Compute Solutions (DCCS) – Lot 1.
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Can quality contribute to align company culture and company strategy through corporate jargon?

The challenge

There is evidence to sustain that   corporate jargon influences company culture.
I also believe  that corporate jargon reflects the company culture; I will articulate this conclusion through an example:  the ICT Channel.
This concept had a central place in the first half of my professional carrier (and I hope it will have also in the second part) and I will use it quite often in this blog.
If, like me, you think that company culture should be aligned with the company strategy and you work in the quality, you might wonder how quality can bring a contribution to this alignment.
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