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Talking ITAM with the CIO: Make it Agile

In preparation for the first module of our 12 Box Training Program this week I spoke with Tony Crawley, Managing Director of Synyega and winner of both the ITAM Professional of the Year 2015 and the ITAM Project of the Year 2015.

In this video Tony talks about his experiences communicating effectively with senior management teams about ITAM and maintaining momentum in your ITAM function.

Talking ITAM with the CIO

Key Points from Tony:

  • Take a phased approach; deliver quickly and incrementally with clear, measurable successes
  • Agile – Fail fast, tune and adapt as you go. Regularly communicate your successes.
  • When communicating – Brevity is key and always be talking about the overall trajectory and direction of travel and how it will benefit the business
  • Make messaging relevant to company priorities – aligned to the business and focus on the positives. How can your plans contribute to the CIO’s priorities whether disruptive new technology or simply commercial bottom line

Join us on the first module: “How to secure and maintain senior management support for IT Asset Management

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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