1. Formal IT Strategy and Roadmap

Changing business environments can result in stacked point solutions that become difficult and expensive to manage.  Assess the current mix of technology, architecture and skills, and align them to your business strategy.  Anticipate growth and ensure a thoughtful evolution to your IT landscape.

 

  1. Communication

Lack of visibility across the organization creates a potential for missed opportunities.  Establish a meeting and reporting cadence with business and IT leaders to facilitate project prioritization and program oversight.  At a minimum, standardize requests to capture project value and provide leaders the information they need to prioritize.

 

  1. Processes

Unclear expectations during a project’s lifecycle can result in extended timelines.  Design durable, repeatable processes that guide the organization through project requests and execution.  Create accountability to the information and activities required for successful projects.

Chainge’s experience and approach to aligning IT with business strategy enables business leaders to know their teams are working on the right projects.  We partner with business leaders to implement unique solutions that strengthen IT processes and communication across the organization. 

 

To learn more about how we can help your business with technology strategy, process improvement and project management connect with me at mike@chain.ge.

Mike Yarbrough, Process Improvement Advisor at Chainge

Is IT working on the right things?

As organizations grow, they are challenged with increasingly complex business processes and sophisticated technology needs. Additional teammates, customers and vendors can stress existing processes and lead to lack of IT visibility and missed project deadlines. How can business owners and managers know everyone is working on the right projects? 

 

Creating and sustaining a strong connection between business and IT leaders requires focus in three critical areas:  

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?”

-Henry David Thoreau