What does a vCIO do? ~ Progress Report Session

We are continuing our series that gives back to the industry answering the question, “What does a vCIO do?” and each article will outline a specific service offering of Outsourced CIO LLC in the day and the life of a vCIO.  Some call this “virtual” Chief Information Officer or “fractional” CIO and for the sake of this series, we will be changing the “v” to mean “VALUED” CIO.  Because the vCIO creates value for growing businesses who might not otherwise be able to afford a Chief Information Officer.  Our topic for today is “Progress Report Session.”

This is a monthly service, estimated time to complete:  12-hours (1hr per month=12hrs/1-yr).

Deliverable: The deliverable is an updated Monthly Progress Report – Meeting Memo which compliments the Quarterly Plan with the following fields updated:  Actual, At Risk, Note.  Email us if you would like a copy of the Progress Report Session template.

Description:  Quick progress reports are great for keeping a high but still stable pace of execution and raising the sense of priority for particular projects. Like driving in the city, checking for obstacles and tracking the route, the quarterly plan execution will always promote success.  The goal of the monthly cycle is to garner accountability around the execution of the plans. Reviews can help us manage the departments to ensure everybody is working on their assignments. The Monthly Cycle for the Light and the Basic package is similar to what we did during the Quarterly planning. We focus on monitoring to make sure everything is on the right track. We don’t create new initiatives and plans; just make things happen.

That’s is it!  That is what a vCIO does.  Check out the online video on this topic as well.  Have a tech-stress free day from Outsourced CIO LLC, where we demystify technology for growing businesses.

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