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Digital Transformation: State DMV Legacy IT Program

37% of projects are at risk of failure.* Frankly, 37% understates the real issue. Programs that don’t deliver on schedule or budget and that miss the value mark? Exponential.    Failed attempts at digital and business transformation? Turn-around team not delivering? Need to quickly respond to market demands AND reduce the total lifecycle cost of […]
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Silver Tree Has Reached a Tipping Point…

As we closed out our first year (actually only 7 months in 2016) and move into 2017, we have some exciting news. Richard Ricks provides a quick update on Silver Tree Consulting & Services’ AMAZING first year and what is on the horizon for our partners and clients.  View Video Here.   Our services now […]
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The Culture of Getting to Lean IT

In my previous post, I cautioned that organizations looking to Lean IT as an approach to cost reduction must embrace certain cultural changes to be successful. This post will propose some of the critical cultural behaviors required for successful Lean IT.   The first thing to recognize is that a strict command and control management […]
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Reduce your dependence on business and IT service providers!

Need more agility? Control at lower costs? Automate. Smart Process Automation (SPA) by the numbers… National Bank: Automated 235 processes. Result: 40%+ cost savings & 20% less FTEs* used. Multinational Broadband & Telecommunications Provider: 15 core processes automated Result: Hundreds of FTEs saved or redeployed, payback period 12 months, 3-year ROI, 700%. Global Bank: Only 10% of millions of invoices reviewed due […]
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Governance is NOT a Constraint

We need structure and accountability in our personal and professional life. We also need the means to communicate with everybody involved in a project and manage change to be effective. Without governance, whether at the project level or at the enterprise level, organizations are putting themselves at risk dramatically, and the probability of success is […]
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