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    Meet Horace Meet Horace Presentation Transcript

      • Meet
      • Horace
      • Horace is the CIO at…
      • Abracadabra Inc.
      • They do magical things for their customers.
      • Abracadabra trusts
      • Horace…
      • and his team…
      • to take care of…
      • big…
      • strategic…
      • long term…
      2007 2008 2009
      • technology projects.
      • But not all of Abracadabra’s projects are:
      2007 2008 2009
      • Sometimes Business Units need help with…
      • small ,
      • tactical,
      • short term,
      2007
      • technology projects.
      • Horace is worried that his team is spending more and more time on…
    • + + small tactical short term Projects 2007
    • Meet Tobin
      • Tobin is the CFO at…
    •  
      • Tobin is worried about…
      • data security…
      • and regulatory compliance….
      • Tobin asked Horace to look into Abracadabra’s data security and compliance risks from…
    • + + small tactical short term Projects 2007
      • So, Horace did some research…
      • What Horace found…
      • worried him.
      • Abracadabra’s typical tactical project…
      • was built by Keith.
      • Keith is an independent contract programmer…
      • Keith loves
      • MS Excel macros…
      • and MS Access
      • databases.
      • But Keith does not like…
      • documentation...
      • So he didn’t leave any behind when he left.
      • And Keith is no longer available to do fixes or make changes…
      • which means…
      • no post-project support.
      • Horace found a lot of these projects.
      • Business Units
      • generally were…
      • … at first.
      • But then their
      • programs began
      • to get bogged
      • down…
      • by all the huge,
      • fragile, imported
      • spreadsheets…
      • that they got from Finance.
      • Finance also complained…
      • They were spending too much…
      • exporting data to spreadsheets…
      • and then importing
      • the Business Unit’s
      • data back
      • into…
      • Abracadabra’s
      • Financial Reporting
      • System…
      • and answering questions about why the numbers
      • don’t
      • always
      • match.
      • Most of Abracadabra’s tactical projects looked like…
    •  
      • and some looked like…
    •  
      • Horace and Tobin…
      • were concerned.
      • But
      • Horace
      • had an idea…
      • He called…