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IT Strategy Development

Category: 
Strategy Facilitation

Analytix IT Strategy facilitation and development services arey aimed to assist CIO’s and IT Managers to align their business and IT priorities, help to explore business opportunities provided by new technology innovation and build the IT programmess, projects, plans and investment rationale for the proposed IT capabilities. We partner with our clients to develop, document and implement a sustainable, business-appropriate IT Strategy and Road Map that delivers business value, by assisting them to set the technology agenda and position the IT organization and the business for the future.

Our IT Strategy methodology focus on two key areas:

  • Facilitating, developing and documenting innovative and practical IT strategies and road maps to support the business, and
  • Identifying, defining and planning the changes required to the IT organization and processes to execute that strategy

 

We bring both business and IT perspectives gained over 12 years of strategy facilitation to assist organizations in evaluating technology opportunities and developing IT strategies and plans. Combining our deep IT strategy, industry and technology implementation expertise and experience, we help IT and business leaders:

  • Guide their organizations in leveraging IT to move the business forward
  • Identify how the IT organization can provide greater value to the business
  • Determine the IT architecture, capabilities and strategies needed to exploit emerging business opportunities
  • Develop the appropriate IT strategy - as well as a road map and implementation plan
  • Improve the operations and processes of the IT function, make it more effective and efficient, and align it more closely to business strategy
  • Get the most business value from IT investments

Our complete business driven approach to IT strategy facilitation and development methodology consists of four phases that address the current and future business needs (top/down), the current IT environment in order to secure investments done (bottom/up), new developments (inside/out), and finally documenting of the target architectures, strategies (strategy formulation), IT Road Map and strategy implementation plans

The phases are:

•    Phase 1: Initiate & Understand
•    Phase 2: Assess & Analyze
•    Phase 3: Define & Document 
•    Phase 4: Present & Communicate

The methodologies that we utilize for the revision and update of the IT Strategy & Roadmap, are aligned to internal best practice frameworks:

  • IT Strategy & IT Portfolio Management
    • The COBIT 5 IT Governance and IT Management Framework’s good practices for strategy development
    • The Balanced Scorecard framework’s structure for strategy translation, alignment principles, objectives, initiatives etc.
  • Enterprise Architecture
    • 9 Enterprise Architecture Framework’s principles
  • IT Capability Assessment
    • The COBIT 5 IT Governance and IT Management Framework’s IT process capability assessment model

Depending of the Terms of Reference and Scope of Work, an IT strategy development project may address the following deliverables:

  • Project Charter and Plan
  • Understanding of the corporate strategy and requirements
  • Situation Assessment Report
  • Data Inventory & Assessment
  • Best Practices Recommendation Report
  • Requirements Analysis Report
  • IT Strategic Plan Document
  • IT Portfolio (IT Programmes and IT Projects) Document
  • Project Coordination & Alignment Document
  • Operations Plan Document
  • Performance Management Document
  • IT Road Map Implementation Plan Document
  • Hard copies Delivery & Distribution

The individuals that will be involved in the project are highly skilled and have a number of years’ experience with the implementation of IT Strategy development projects for leading organizations will ensure that the project addresses your requirements, and not only focus on IT technical matters.

As a result of the successful execution of this phased approach to IT strategy development, our consultants will enable you to define and document, and communicate an IT strategy that will ensure that:

  • All aspects of your IT strategy are aligned with the business strategy
  • The IT strategy is cost-effective, appropriate, realistic, achievable, business-focused and balanced
  • Clear and concrete short-term goals can be derived from, and traced back to, specific long-term IT programs, and can then be translated into IT operational plans
  • IT become a value driver for the organization
  • There is awareness of the IT strategy and a clear assignment of accountability for delivery