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IT STRATEGY AND OPERATING MODEL DESIGN

The difference we make

We work with IT leaders and their teams to tackle their strategic challenges and exploit the opportunities that new technologies and ways of working present. But we don't just stop there; we also define, design and deliver the IT strategy and operating model. We know that a 'good' IT strategy must support the business ambition, be economically viable and – through the IT operating model – identify the right mix of people, processes and technology to achieve that ambition.

Insights

PA opinion

  • Single vendor contracts are so 90s! So what's next?The balance of power has shifted away from single vendors to a multi-supplier arrangement that offers the client organisation increased control over project direction and the ability to incorporate their own changing priorities. 18/11/2016
  • IT cost control: trading off projects against servicesBy taking an integrated view of projects and services when looking for savings, the CIO can avoid gambling with the business's future 12/10/2016
  • Are you an innovator CIO? Here's what it takesWhat keeps a CIO awake at night? For a long time it was the challenge of maintaining core systems while improving efficiency and supporting strategic business objectives. But, more recently, it's been the threat of disruption. Is our business ready for a digital-enabled and changing economy? Could, and should, technology turn our business model on its head? 11/10/2016
  • Running portfolio planning as an Agile initiativeHow can a predetermined process, designed to give a snapshot in time, still create meaningful portfolios? What is needed is agile planning and forecasting at the portfolio level. 12/09/2016
  • Agile projects need agile contractsIf companies are going to get the best out of adopting Agile as their primary delivery mechanism, they need to ensure they have an approach to strategic contracting that will position them to build strong supplier relationships and support their Agile delivery. 12/09/2016
  • Does Agile mean the end of the PMO?To date the vast majority of Agile projects have been in software development. In smaller development projects, there isn't a need for a PMO. Agile teams are self-organising and value working product or tangible deliverables over reporting. 12/09/2016

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What we can do for you

We bring together specific IT transformation capability with expertise in design and delivery so we can develop the best strategy and operating model for your organisation. We use an agile, iterative method that means we're flexible and responsive – helping you to achieve your goals and reap the benefits as early as possible. And we're independent from any technology suppliers meaning we provide truly impartial advice and guidance.

We can help you:

  • Engage your stakeholders within the business and consult your customers to make sure your IT strategy aligns with the wider business strategy and market needs
  • Review and provide a rapid health-check of your organisation's people, processes and technology
  • Define your IT strategy, making sure it responds to your environment's particular context and shifting needs – whether you want to grow, cut costs or introduce new ways of working
  • Incorporate the latest appropriate technology and information from the IT market
  • Design your IT operating model – the people, processes and technologies – that will guarantee the success of your IT strategy
  • Develop and deliver a realistic roadmap of activities, including planning and programme set-up.

Client stories

Client story

How we’ll work with you

Our clients often tell us we distinguish ourselves by doing our work with them in close collaboration. We find the right balance between our own activity, supporting your activities, and building your skills and capabilities. We keep a firm eye on what you want to achieve, challenging the status quo where necessary. And while we come with a tried and trusted iterative approach and associated tools, we'll flex and tailor our role to fit your specific needs.

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