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Best Practices for a Successful Mobile Center of Excellence

Best Practices for a Successful Mobile Center of Excellence

We’ve aggregated enterprise research, analyst research and real-world MCoE case studies into 10 best practices for a successful Mobile Center of Excellence.

We’ve aggregated enterprise research, analyst research and real-world MCoE case studies into 10 best practices for a successful Mobile Center of Excellence.

Building modern business apps is hard stuff. Resources and budgets are tighter than ever, skilled mobile developers are hard to find and end-user expectations have never been higher.

“…Nearly half of the executives surveyed said that at least 50% of their software projects, including mobile apps, fail — they are either over budget, late, don’t meet expectations or need to be reworked.”

“…Over 1/4  of enterprises had not built, customized or virtualized any mobile apps in the previous 12 months.”

As a result, the majority of midsize to large organizations have established a Mobile Centers of Excellence (MCoE) to solve many of the problems and challenges that companies encounter when getting their business processes mobilized. Companies report that a successful MCoE can help with financial health, reduce the number of technologies in use, define proper standards, insure proper QA and testing and spread best practices.

However, recent research on established Mobile Centers of Excellence is eye-opening. Despite the benefits an MCoE promises, when missing key best practices for a successful Mobile Center of Excellence these MCoEs are often set up to fail:

“…in large organizations with an established MCoE, 30% of mobile projects bypassed the MCoE, despite management directives requiring lines of business to consult with it on app projects.”

Research uncovered key warning signs and problems with failing MCoEs. Research found that to succeed, an MCoE must utilize best practices for success in order to have the right blend of IT and business talent represented, gain executive sponsorship, have a clear charter, practice responsiveness, and more.

If your organization is getting serious about creating mobile and web apps and has, or is looking to establish, a  Mobile Center of Excellence — you need incorporate best practices for a successful Mobile Center of Excellence. Best practices exist for assembling a strong team, and organizing them in a way that helps them work effectively and efficiently, and ensuring that the rest of th eorganization sees the MCoE as a means to get business apps built better and faster.

We’ve aggregated a wealth of MCoE enterprise research, analyst advice and real-world MCoE case studies into a comprehensive report that then includes a master list of 10 best practices for a successful Mobile Center of Excellence.  Download the Best Practices for a Successful Mobile Center of Excellence Whitepaper today.

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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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