Strategic IT Vision to keep your business on track.
In growing and transitioning businesses, The IT infrastructure and processes can sometimes struggle responding to daily challenges and are unable to meet future state goals. Companies that rely on technology to deliver their services, cannot become constrained by lack of technology knowledge and currently unable to engage technology in an enabling manner. Without strategic IT vision, they become reactive in their operations for the IT environment as opposed to being proactive or strategic in initiating IT systems to meet the goals of the business.
Intellectual Capital to the rescue
Network Elites engagements look to investigate the current state of IT in the business, jointly assessing the IT goal state, assessing gaps, and delivering a roadmap for the transition from the current unsatisfactory IT state to one that meets business goals. We recognize the ongoing need to conduct business and will produce an incremental roadmap that supports the business while progressing towards the goal: IT infrastructure and processes that delivery quality services while being responsive, flexible, strategic, scalable, predictable, and cost effective.
We have worked across many business functions / organizations to help shape their business value case and develop their multi-year roadmap.
How we ensure success…
ESTABLISH UP-FRONT LEADERSHIP ALIGNMENT AND GOVERNANCE MODEL
TIME BOX THE EFFORT TO MOVE FORWARD PRODUCTIVELY AND COST EFFECTIVELY
CROSS-FUNCTIONAL REPRESENTATION, INCLUDING BOTH BUSINESS & IT
ENGAGE PARTNERS / VENDORS IN THE COLLABORATION
Working with Stakeholders
We start by working with stakeholders to understand the how IT enables or limits the business from your perspective. Based on that understanding, we elicit goal states from various stakeholders. We then review these goals states and their implications with all IT stakeholders, to dig beyond nominal agreement and understand the deeper implications of the goals.
We augment the gap analysis with dependencies, rough-order-of-magnitude schedule, and cost information.
In concert with the stakeholders, we prioritize identified gaps based on:
- Business impact
Working from these priorities, we develop a roadmap that advances from the current IT state towards the goal state, ensuring that IT continues to support ongoing business needs during the transition.
The delivered roadmap includes:
- Documentation of the current state including software architecture diagram and process flows
- Risk assessment of the current state, where appropriate, including mitigation alternatives
- Broad architecture, process, and technology recommendations tailored to your business needs
- Phased roadmap including the improvements and risk reductions at each phase, rough-order-of-magnitude cost and schedule
The business stakeholder can then typically execute on these roadmaps having precise information and executables to move the business forward with IT enablement. As a business owner or leader, if you find yourself at a loss for being able to engage technology in a manner that will make your business better, contact the IT strategy professionals at Network Elites.
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