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It is critical to articulate the execution of the Business and subsequently the IT Strategy in to a Business and IT Architecture. The objective of TOGAF is to help IT leaders provide a business view of the IT departments ability to create value and support enterprise goals through effective IT processes and build process capability.

Yet most TOGAF practitioners find it difficult to understand, articulate and demonstrate the business value of an end-to-end or partial Enterprise Architecture investment and more ?Frame work? compliance in a setting where most Business Executives would claim an increased focus on the needs of the business.

The TOGAF Unlocked (the missing pieces): Deliver Business Value with IT! series is a reply to ?How do we put the IT Strategy in place? and how do we communicate effectively with our stakeholders and provides a number of techniques and tools to understand how to meet stakeholder expectations where TOGAF can be used to demonstrate how to consolidate the service strategy (Design, Build, Run).

A demonstration that would cover both the "IT Business Model" that is how well do we provide IT services as well as the "Business (IT) Value Proposition" that is how well do we support the needs of the business.

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    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Title: TOGAF Unlocked (the missing pieces): Deliver Business Value with IT! Leverage Business Strategy Execution with IT ISBN: 9781310230288 Official website: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.com/ AUTHOR Martin PALMGREN, EVP .COMMUNICATE Copyright TOGAF Unlocked (the missing pieces): Deliver Business Value with IT! Leverage Business Strategy Execution with IT AUTHOR Martin PALMGREN, EVP .COMMUNICATE Published by .COMMUNICATE Publications at Smashwords Edition Inc Copyright 2013 .COMMUNICATE Publications KEY WORDS: TOGAF, Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy, IT Architecture, Business Architecture, Business Strategy, Deliver Business Value with IT Introduction: It is critical to articulate the execution of the Business and subsequently the IT Strategy in to a Business and IT Architecture. The objective of TOGAF is to help IT leaders provide a business view of the IT departments ability to create value and support enterprise goals through effective IT processes and build process capability. Yet most TOGAF practitioners find it difficult to understand, articulate and demonstrate the business value of an end-to-end or partial Enterprise Architecture investment and more “Frame work” compliance in a setting where most Business  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ What is the current business model that IT has to support? Where could IT make a significant impact on the business? Are there any further opportunities to use IT? How can we leverage IT in a “Time to Market”, “Cost Effectiveness”, “Cycle Time” perspective? I look for “success stories” of recent IT projects that leverages business capabilities from a cost, demand and go to market perspective. If you are a CEO / CIO / IT Executive I would encourage you to join the “The CIO Office 2.0” @ http://www.linkedin.com/groups/CIO-OFFICE-20-3376230/about a group dedicated to deliver business value with IT with + 850 international on invitation only CXO's. If you are in IT operations and you are a not a CEO / CIO / IT Executive I would encourage you to join the “Governance Office ” @ http://www.linkedin.com/groups?groupDashboard=&gid=2479146 a group dedicated to deliver business value with IT from a non executive perspective. If you believe to be among the top 100 IT or Business leaders that leverage business value with IT "Deliver Business Value with IT" - The editorial council http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Deliver-Business-Value-IT-editorial-3807899/about is a forum dedicated to the finest business and IT academics. Cheers Martin What the reviewers said “ The “Deliver Business Value with IT” series is an extremely solid piece of work that comes across as the A-Z reference of how to execute and implement IT strategy from a CIO level perspective. The reader will learn robust approaches to deliver services designed to support IT and Business drivers. The perspective that Martin spells out permits an overview of how to leverage existing frameworks but also to effectively support the execution of an IT Strategy aligned with the Business Strategy.” (Jean-Louis Leignel, Ex CIO of the Schneider Electric Group ; past vice-chairman of ISACA (Information System Audit and Control Association), of ISACA’s IT Governance Committee and of the AFAI association (ISACA’s french chapter)). “The focus that Martin takes in the “Deliver Business Value with IT” series will help in tackling the seven main non-technical challenges any CIO or other senior IT business leaders will face: 1. How and what should I communicate to whom in what way?  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE side (Big 6) where I have helped executives understand how to deliver business value with IT. I have also put out a number of books on the subject. What other business management topics are you interested in? Strategy both on the Business and IT side, Business Model Innovation, competitive analysis, IT Governance (COBIT 5), IT Sourcing, Cloud Computing, Strategy Execution, Balanced Scorecard Why do you think you would be best suited to write this book? The logics that I provide are international best in class and build on top notch best practice that I use and have used on an IT and Business Executive level. Where do you/your customers normally turn for information about or solutions to business problems? Gartner, Forrester, ACCENTURE, McKinsey, Booz Allen (Top 3). What do you see as the role of the book in the modern world of immediate online content? Where an article is an excellent opportunity to share a reflection or an observation the longer book format permit and end to end observation on a subject where a blog post or article would be to short. In my case I have used articles and blog post to reflect on different aspects and deliver them in a crisp format. The articles / blog posts have then been combined with other aspects of the story to form the book. The book can then be delivered in a paper, electronic or audio format. The question is not weather the book is valid as format or not, the challenge is to find writers capable to synthesis the big picture and deliver it in a chewable format and still retain the attention of the reader. But then again this is not only the challenge of the book format where most articles and blog posts are “journalistic sensational” and few address questions where you need to dig in most likely due to the lack of competence / knowledge on the subject hence the social media or cloud, next fad frenzy where few of the “writers” would be able to describe the landscape with ROI to back up the logics of an investment. All that you would like to know in regards of the “Deliver Business Value with IT” series What is it about the topic that will get readers excited? After the “how do we align business needs to how IT works” (that is Business IT Alignment) clearly seen in SAP implementations the focus of the CIO need to be on how do we support / “leverage the execution of the business strategy with IT” where the IT Department supports new emerging business initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy as they succeed of fail. That said the IT department has not only the responsibility but should be held accountable for how well they help the business side understand how to leverage existing technology solutions (buy / make) effectively hence the notion of service delivery defined not as basic help desk but as a full fledged business partner and this would include IT Financial Management. Why do you think this book would be welcomed by potential customers? Deliver Business Value with IT will help the IT Department to move from a mere third party provider of Information Technology to a position of a full fledged business partner  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE @ Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com /profile/view/martinpalmgren Why smashwords? Smashwords is the only publisher that permit a multi format packaging that is you can read the book on any electronic device that is you can use your laptop (PDF, HTML) and bring it with you on your slate and leverage “Deliver Business Value with IT” as a frame of reference. (Actionable Story Boards) @ Flevy https://flevy.com /seller/mpalmgre/ref=mpalmgre Why flevy? Flevy is a market place for premium business document. Share actionable storyboards and documents that I use with my high level clients. Flick out flick out the document / slide set on a pad / smart phone / lap top and start to share with your Colleagues, CIO, Business Executives and Board on the spot. Related Publications by Martin Palmgren in a Storyboard Format A Story Board is an actionable document conceived in .ppt and often presented in PDF that permit you to flick out the slide set on a pad / smart phone / lap top and start to share with your CIO, Executives and Board on the spot. Design, Build and Run an Effective IT (Service) Strategy to Business Needs https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/design-build-and-run-an-effective-it-service-strategy-to-business-needs-279/ref=mpalmgre Get Your Cloud Strategy Right https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/get-your-cloud-strategy-right-286/ref=mpalmgre Leverage Business Strategy Execution with IT https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/leverage-business-strategy-execution-with-it-281/ref=mpalmgre Logics for IT Sourcing (Internal, Shared service center, Out, Cloud) https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/logics-for-it-sourcing-internal-shared-service-center-out-cloud-285/ref=mpalmgre Build an IT Service Strategy Leveraged by ITIL V2 & 3 Design - Spell out IT Activities from a Demand and Supplier Side https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/build-an-it-service-strategy-leveraged-by-itil-v2-and-3-design-spell-out-it-activities-from-a-demand-and-supplier-side-282/ref=mpalmgre  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE 6. To leverage Business Strategy execution with IT we Focus on the IT (Service) Strategy 7. Logics for IT Sourcing (Internal, Shared service center, Out, Cloud). 8. Design - Spell out IT Activities from a demand and supplier side. 9. Build - Set IT processes and key performance indicators. This is an introduction with a full version to be published on a stand alone basis. 10. Run - Aligned to described ITIL activities and processes with a Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operation: - Function, - Process, Service Improvement. 11. To leverage IT for Strategic Advantage Each chapter has been conceived to be able to stand a consultation on a stand alone basis and cover key points. This might give to those that will read “Deliver Business Value with IT” end to end an impression of “deja vu” earlier in the book. Highlight: Focus on the BIG PICTURE! 1: To deliver Business Value with IT we need to Design, Build and Run an Effective IT (Service) Strategy to business needs We will take the reader and the business and IT executive team out of their “ivory tower” and in to “the valley of death” where we confront current “best in class IT practices” to what should be done that is to “support the execution of the business strategy with IT” as opposed to “how do we align business needs to how IT works” (that is Business IT Alignment) which is current best in class. We will leverage business models and concepts to permit the CIO and the IT department to meet the needs of the business (As Is, To Be). List of topics that will be covered in the chapter: We understand:  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE -­‐ -­‐ That to deliver effective Business (IT) Alignment you need to leverage best in class technology (on paper compliance is not enough). That to Build and demonstrate IT success we need to focus on the Business IT roadmap 4: IT support business objectives and processes The reader will learn that in order to align to Business Objectives and Business Processes the latter are Defined in the Business Service Catalogue, Requirements Information with IT Objectives and IT Processes are Defined in the IT Service Catalogue and supported by ITILv2 & 3 workflows. These are then Broken down in to Key Activities Performed to Responsibility and Accountability Charts (RACI). The logics in chapter 4 clearly links back to CobIT 4.1, ValIT, RiskIT. List of topics that will be covered in the chapter: We understand: -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ That IT support business objectives and processes with Investment Management The need for Process Management A coherent Business Architecture The need for a defined direction and Market Position 5: Cloud computing thunder or lightening? How to draw the fluff out of the cloud and effectively support business objectives with IT The introductory material in this chapter is developed to provide pragmatic guidance on how to develop and execute your IT Strategy with effective “Cloud” Sourcing (Computing) to support the Business Strategy and Business Objectives. List of topics that will be covered in the chapter: We understand: -­‐ -­‐ -­‐   How to build and effective cloud strategy That to cloud is a traditional “to make or to buy” decision That a decision should either be demand or cost driven, if it is political this should be recognized.
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ How to Build and effective sourcing strategy That to source is a traditional decision “to make or to buy” That a decision should either be demand or cost driven, if it is political this should be recognized. That all sourcing initiative should have a clear business case (financial + roadmap) where the IT department should be held accountable to the successful delivery and within the set cost frame 8: Design - Spell out IT Activities from a demand and supplier side The introductory material in this chapter is developed to provide pragmatic guidance on how to develop and execute your IT Strategy as you Spell out IT Activities from a demand and supplier side (Design the IT Strategy) to support the Business Strategy and Business Objectives. List of topics that will be covered in the chapter: We understand how to: -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ “Canvas” the IT Service Strategy, Develop a High level picture of the Business (IT) Strategy, Articulate the Business (IT) Strategy, Develop the Business (IT) Service Strategy, Build the Business (IT) Service Strategy, Govern the Business (IT) Service Strategy, Design the Technology Architecture, Build the Sourcing Strategy, Develop the Program Plan, Leverage Business Strategy Execution 9: Build - Set IT processes and key performance indicators. The introductory material in this chapter is developed to provide pragmatic guidance on how to develop and execute your IT Strategy as you Set IT processes and key performance indicators (Build the IT Strategy) to support the Business Strategy and Business Objectives. List of topics that will be covered in the chapter: We understand how to:  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ Define the competitive advantage Acquire the IT Service Portfolio End to End Deliver Value Innovation as we differentiate and keep the cost down Reconstruct Boundries Create demand Govern Shift focus from customers to non-customers Figures Figure 0: IT supports the run and emerging business initiatives: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/the-very-reason-why-most-it-strategies-fail-and-miserably/ Figure 1: We articulate the Value proposition with a storyboard: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/we-articulate-the-value-proposition-with-a-storyboard/ Figure 2: Time to Market, Cost Effectiveness, CycleTime: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/time-to-market-cost-effectiveness-cycle-time/ Figure 3: Connect information: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/connect-information/ Figure 4: IT support Business Objectives: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/it-support-business-objectives/ Figure 5: Deliver effective business strategy execution: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/deliver-effective-business-strategy-execution/ Figure 6: The roadmap reflects stakeholder expectations: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/the-roadmap-reflects-stakeholder-expectations/ Figure 7: The ServiceStrategy support Business Drivers: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/the-service-strategy-support-business-drivers/ Figure 8: End to end industrialisation of business processes: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/end-to-end-industrialisation-of-business-processes/ Figure 9: The Business Strategy is executed by IT: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/the-business-strategy-is-executed-by-it/ Figure 10: Confirm business vision: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/confirm-business-vision/ Figure 11: Articulate the Business Value Proposition: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/articulate-the-business-value-proposition/ Figure 12: Deliver the Business Architecture: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/deliver-the-business-architecture/  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE executive team draws out the strategy in the boardroom the bottom line is that the business initiatives that were supported by clients succeeds, those not supported by clients (that do not get it) fail and disappear. The CIO and IT department hence needs to support the run of the current business activities as well as new emerging initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy. The cloud (internal or external) would be particularly well placed to develop new services that can then be institutionalised as the success of the initiative is confirmed. We believe that in order for the CIO and the IT Department to position as premium provider of IT services and focus on value to cost we need to understand the Business (IT) Strategy and how the IT department can deliver effectively to business objectives, that is to deliver business value with IT: - What is the Business’s strategy and plans? , - What is the current business model that IT has to support? ,Where could IT make a significant impact on the business? ,- Are there any further opportunities to use IT? , - How do we provide IT Services as we meet demand and cost drivers where the decision is to make (internal) or to buy (external service provider)? We have identified 2 key trends for the CIO to focus on: - Differentiation (That is, how does IT provide a competitive advantage for the business), and - Cost (How does the IT Department deliver IT Services cost effectively). To do so we need to Build an effective IT Delivery Model to meet business needs and expectations as we leverage business strategy execution and business processes supported by an IT Service strategy (ITIL, IT – CMF, CobIT 5 (ValIT, CobIT 4.1, RiskIT), ISO 38 500, TOGAF and ISO 9001, ISO 27 001, COSO) delivered in a Business IT roadmap; that is how do we support business objectives and processes leveraged by IT and an effective IT Services strategy. Within this scope we would by definition address how we execute the IT service strategy (ITIL) Design - Spell out IT Activities from a demand and supplier side, Build - Set IT processes and key performance indicators, Run - Aligned to described ITIL activities and processes and full IT Financial Management (supported by delivery capability IT CMF, COBIT 5). Once services defined we can then decide where to run the application that support the IT and or Business Services (server / internal / external cloud / outsourced provider). Within the frame of an acquisition up to 80% of the value realisation is (can be) on the IT side. The failure to address IT and the IT strategy can be an additional (1 out of 3) reason to M & A failure. If we assume that to deliver business value with IT we need to support business objectives, the integration of a new entity is an optimisation of the current IT strategy (how we support business objectives and processes). We would obviously need to understand (and hopefully have the opportunity) how the current IT run before the purchase (IT due diligence) with full IT Financial Management to figure out the actual cost of delivered IT services (cost, consumption, chargeback). Once services defined we can then decide where to run the applications that support the IT and or Business Service (server / internal / external cloud / outsourced provider). We also need to define the purpose of the purchase (invest / divest) in the overall corporate strategy where it is of little use and a significant cost to integrate all systems  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE differently, that is to think differently for the future development of IT services and the Enterprise (Business, IT) Architecture to support business processes, with IT processes (aggregated as services), applications and infrastructure.” (Daud Santosa, Chief Technology Officer and Distinguished Chief IT Open Group) “The “Deliver Business Value with IT” series is an extremely solid piece of work that comes across as the A-Z reference of how to execute and implement IT strategy from a CIO level perspective. The reader will learn robust approaches to deliver services designed to support IT and Business drivers. The perspective that Martin spells out permits an overview of how to leverage existing frameworks but also to effectively support the execution of an IT Strategy aligned with the Business Strategy.” (Jean-Louis Leignel, Ex CIO of the Schneider Electric Group ; past vice-chairman of ISACA (Information System Audit and Control Association), of ISACA’s IT Governance Committee and of the AFAI association (ISACA’s french chapter)) “The “Deliver business value with IT” series gives an excellent practitioner’s view on how to realize value from IT investments. Martin successfully introduces the core theories and practices regarding this topic that recently had a lot of attention from both academics and practitioners. The material in his book also gives for CIO’s a good overview of the most popular IT governance and IT management frameworks including the relative new ones such as ISO 38500 and COBIT 5. This publication may help CIO’s and senior IT people to better understand that the only goal of IT is to support the business and that it is the business that ultimately will make profit from developed applications.” (Prof. dr. Wim Van Grembergen, University of Antwerp & Antwerp Management School, Information Technology Alignment and Governance Research Institute) “The focus that Martin takes in the “Deliver Business Value with IT” series will help in tackling the seven main non-technical challenges any CIO or other senior IT business leaders will face: 1. How and what should I communicate to whom in what way? 2. What to think of when it comes to competences needed to provide my IT services? 3. How to provide the best value at the best cost? 4. What to think of when ensuring efficient and effective delivery of projects? 5. How to establish a sourcing strategy and determining how to manage your vendors? 6. What are the best practices for managing my operations, and what to think of?  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE innovative services to the business by new enabling technologies. The approach focuses on Enterprise Architecture as a way of managing changes in business processes and their IT support services. Competitive advantage in business depends directly on agile business processes and their support by IT. CIOs often struggle with legacy application due to the fact that their flexibility has disappeared. New emerging service delivery models such as SaaS, as PaaS or as IaaS provides an opportunity to reintroduce flexibility to IT services. As stated “Deliver Business Value with IT”, technology evolution does not free up the CIO from his role but in the contrary asks for even greater understanding of the new enabling technologies and how they can support efficiently the business processes. Required skills are shifting from in house server operation to the management of virtual servers provided by external suppliers. The end-to-end service delivery still remains under the responsibility of the CIO. And companies most valuable assets, knowledge and information, getting distributed over the cloud, require higher security measures. “Deliver Business Value with IT” correctly states that the value of IT is even growing over years and becomes the beating heart in the Business processes. Efficiency and effectiveness are more than ever the key concepts of IT management driven by the business needs. By bridging the key elements of best practice IT management Cobit, ITIL, Togaf, COSO, … he provides us with an excellent approach to IT management of the 21 century.” (Bjorn Gronquist, Audit of IT Governance and Cobit compliance, he has also held the position as Chief Security Officer & Enterprise Architect @ a Capgemini Group Level) " I am honored to have the opportunity to review the “Deliver Business Value with IT” series, which I found to be very comprehensive and to the point. With the proliferation of public form of Cloud Computing, CIO's are threatened of their survival in the corporate world. Business units can readily meet their compute needs by purchasing services directly from service providers without using IT. These services come with predictable cost at given service levels with high degree of agility. IT organizations, on the other hand, are order takers. Martin's publication on designing, building and running an effective IT Strategy to meet business needs was developed to help CIOs create business value by addressing the following mega IT challenges: 1. How to transform IT from an order taker to a product and service organization; 2. How to make IT more agile to create value from a time-to-market perspective; 3. How to develop product and services that are fully aligned with business needs and, then, offer them at predictable cost with given service levels 4. How to provide effective IT Governance. There will be times when it will be more effective to buy services directly from Service Providers as opposed to building them in house. But those decisions should be made in a more methodical way. But, this will require for IT to administer a very effective and sound IT governance process. IT should be the keeper of the product and service catalog.  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Audience: CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, SVP, Architects, Strategy, Business Executives, Procurement professionals and the IT function in general as well ITIL, IT – CMF, CobIT 5 (ValIT, CobIT 4.1, RiskIT), ISO 38 500, TOGAF and ISO 9001, ISO 27 001, COSO) practitioners that are interested in effective IT Strategy and cloud deployment. The material in this book has been derived from best in class practice @ Fortune 500 companies. Deliver Business Value with IT would particularly be of interest for auditors. Where COBIT 5 (ValIT, CobIT 4.1, RiskIT) provides guidance in the right direction it is imperative for the audit department to provide not only red or green light compliance check list, validate that a process is measured and managed or if IT has a dashboard, but to ensure that business process and notably those of support functions such as IT support new and ongoing business initiatives. The execution of the defined business strategy is often a mystery (missing link) both on the Business and the IT side. The truth is that regardless of how well the executive team draws out the strategy in the boardroom the bottom line is that the business initiatives that were supported by clients succeeds, those not supported by clients (that do not get it) fail and disappear. The CIO and IT department needs to support the run of the current business activities as well as new emerging initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy. The cloud (internal or external) would be particularly well placed to develop new services that can then be institutionalised as the success of the initiative is confirmed. The CIO and IT Department that sit around and wait for the Business Strategy to be formalised to build an IT strategy and vision might not make the 18 months magic mark. The IT Bottom line is that the IT Strategy should support business objectives, with new technology as needed as the IT department delivers effective IT Services and innovative technology solutions to improve competitiveness, demonstrated and articulated. Author Introduction Martin Palmgren is a seasoned Senior Business / IT Strategy and Transformation Executive that has addressed Strategy formulation and roll out for fortune 500 businesses internationally with a focus on how to ensure that the business strategy and objectives are supported by IT with an effective IT Strategy and Governance (that is how do we support business objectives and processes leveraged by IT and an effective IT strategy). Martin is an expert in “how to deliver business value with IT” where he works with both Business and IT Executives to reach this objectives and has delivered best in class practice with major actors in the Pharma, Bank, Manufacturing and Insurance  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE - How can we leverage the cloud in this perspective “Time to Market”, “Cost Effectiveness”, “Cycle Time”? Martin has consolidated this perspective (.COMMUNICATE Publications) with a series of best in class “Deliver Business Value with IT” books that address Strategy Execution (Design, Build, Run), (IT) Governance and IT Financial Management that focus on the execution of the IT strategy to business needs and how to leverage the cloud in this perspective. It is also within this frame that Martin founds the CIO Office 2.0 that sports + 850 on invitation only CIO's and CEO’s that focus on how to deliver business value with IT. In 2002 (– 2006) Martin joins a team of outgoing Gemini Consulting Business consultants to accelerate the development of ADSAP as Executive Vice President and associate (a start up specialised in the resale of industrial equipment (online market place) and Enterprise Portal Development) with the objective to accompany the executive management, identify business opportunities and to ensure the development of concordant solutions in the industrial equipment segment. He sells his parts in 2006 within the frame of the acquisition by a major US based actor within the online market place segment. Mission: Portal conception and solution development: structure, content, classification system elaboration (profession and functional oriented taxonomy: 56 000 lines, 7 languages, compatible with UNSPSC, ECCMA & ECLASS). Position and offer: target and operational marketing identification (price, geographical zone, mix). Partner & competition bench. Development of an international partner program (+ 30 000 ads on a monthly basis). Martin also held the role of general secretary to the CEO the former CFO of a listed large French group and actively contributed to the overall strategy and was key to international development. Martin joins CAP GEMINI ERNST & YOUNG (Cap Gemini SA) in 1999 (– 2002) as an expatriate project manager affiliated to CGE & Y Sweden and direct report to the Chief Knowledge Officer (later CIO) on a group level. Objective: To leverage the groups presence, shorten go to market and win additional market share through best in class solutions to: deliver, share references, blue prints, delivered solutions, find experts and staff internationally. Mission: Client needs identification (audit, definition). Active participation in the conception and development and roll out of collaborative tools: my office, my connections (expert identification search database: 6000 competencies, 56 000 competency profiles with daily updates to local HR databases). Other assignments: Group initiative proposition articulation (business development): Cost optimization in the aerial, energy and utility sector (CA 20 M€), IAS (International Accounting Standards): development, implementation, evaluation and sector reporting. Client portfolio development: trend, brand and market  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE accompanied a number of IT consulting companies and editors in their “Go to Market” with Client acquisition, (Large) Account Introductions, Alliances (notably with BIG 5 consultancies), Market Position (Forrester, Gartner, Bright Talk) and position of the “Value Proposition” (discovery, competitive analysis of market offerings, road map to realign solutions portfolio and transform sales and delivery operations, develop new market strategy and execution plans, and drive sales transformation, acquisition of smaller actors)) to help them in their go to market. Where an IT strategy that support business objectives should demonstrate a coherent technology solution this is rarely the case. Most editors or consulting business sell adhoc projects in regards of opportunities to do so with the client. On the client side fire fighting that is to solve problems on an adhoc basis, where focus is on work arounds and throwing man hours and conceive ideal solutions on paper (encouraged by most consulting companies) leaves most businesses with a poor industrialization of business and IT processes. Clients need to step up to buy a full value portfolio of services (em)powered by the purchase department (this is yet to be done) on the other side large service providers should leverage their international organisations to sell and deliver end to end solutions to their clients. This will also permit significant cross selling with an increase in the added value perceived (that will take the said actors out of the equation to compete on cost only). How poor IT Financial Management (accountability) set your business, CIO and IT department up for failure! If you owned an airline company would you accept that when you asked how many passengers that had been transported, which distances where the most profitable, how many tickets sold and at what price and if time tables and destination where kept as promised and the amount of gas consumed the reply that the planes had been kept in the air and that any constraints would hamper creativity (innovation). This is however the case for most businesses where the IT department on the premise that they "keep the lights on" should not be held accountable neither for cost nor delivery and IT Financial management is a bean counting mentality (when I spoke to a friend in a top 3 audit firm in regards of this phenomena he told me that whenever a client told him the to keep records of his business was a bean counting mentality he would by definition look closer and 10 times out of 10 would find the records to be revised and basic rules broken) and that to have clear accountability would hamper creativity (innovation). The bottom line is that most outsourcing is performed not to optimise cost but to get a minimum level of service delivered (and at least the illusion of service level agreements to be met). When you sign up as a student in business administration you learn how to assign cost, read and build a balance sheet, calculate and optimise cost in  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE important to keep the methodologies apart and focus on business objectives not to confuse your business stakeholders. Value Innovation, that is Differentiation and Cost! If apple inc is one of the highest valued business it is because the deliver best in class technology but above all due to the fact that they deliver a superior customer experince at the right cost to value. Michael Porter (http://hbr.org/2008/01/the-five-competitive-forces-that-shape-strategy/ar/1) identified competitive advantage by differentiation or cost. The value equation norm in the industrial world has since become differentiation and cost . The IT department as provider of services can no longer focus on one or the other. Standardisation both from a service and process perspective is a must. Each business is unique but the processes used to deliver to business objectives are to 80% the same across sectors. Within manufacturing standardisation is key, the IT department should move down the same path. If Salesforce.com or box.net, Oracle and SAP can deliver cross industry and sector we need to define the amount of “tailor made” that we are ready to pay for and how “Agile” do we need to be? To manufacture a product or build a building we specify the description to the needs of the client, deliver a blue print and produce / build. Changes in the production are costly, yet this is the very basis for “Agile” reason why most IT Contractors would not accept a set cost frame for a contract where the blue print was not defined well enough to produce to the needs of the client in the first place (moving target dilemma). The bottom line is that we need to rapidly be able to understand modelise and deliver to the needs of the business and business objectives. If standardised solutions cover 80 % of the needs that would most likely be enough. To systematically capture (modelise) unique “tailored” business processes in a modelisation tool that are not industrialised is not only a waste of time but of enterprise resources (unless this would be required by the audit team). A coherent approach would be to identify business processes that support activities that could be industrialied with IT when needed and modelised if we cannot find a standardised solution off the shelf. Google, box.com, Salesforce and other hosted providers dispose of resources that most IT departments could only dream of to address specific subjects such as mail, document storage, CRM. Why reinvent the wheel when we can extrapolate on hundreds of manyears of cumulated knowledge (not to mention budgets funded by IPO’s) all in the name of “security”? Even my tailor (one of the finest in Paris) has moved forward to a model of “tailor made” to half custom made where he has realised that a person that does not know what he needed in the first place will systematically be disappointed and want  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Most CFO's understand a well concieved business plan (IT Service Strategy), with a clear Value Proposition (What services do we deliver) and Business Model (how do we deliver the depicted services to our potential clients) and know that to generate productivity improvement you need to invest. Our experience is that where some clients underconsume services due to a non effective cost allocation model other heavy users tend to overconsume services and do so the more willingly as they do no not pay for their consumption (are not charged back). An allocation model based on delivered services will hence accord the CFO to deliver a coherent financial model based on effective consumption and reflect user behaviour. Most IT Financial Management solutions tend to "massage" the general ledger and do not provide an effective integration to the IT Service Strategy over time. As a result they do not provide cost transparency on an ongoing basis, nor do they deliver to the above set objectives. You need to pull together an end-to-end perspective of IT Spend to: - Present a full granular IT Financial Management Model and "as a service”, - Align Project Spend with Service Spend, - Provide a transversal view that is an IT sub ledger that break out cost, consumption, show - / chargeback not only a “macro perspective”, Efficiency of each Service, - Leverage / consolidate the initiatives that you have already put in place, - Optimise the service portfolio as we identify opportunities to remove unused services (licenses) incremental cumulation, the time of the “silver bullet magical solutions” is over (if it ever existed), and take decisions based on economical logics and business needs rather than the “fad” of the moment, - Meet stakeholder expectations from an executive and business management perspective would this be among your current priorities You need to demonstrate how you Create Business Value and Optimise IT’s contribution to the business: - Service Portfolio optimised around business value - IT spend streamlined through in depth cost transparency - Measure IT performance with financial KPIs - Model customer consumption of IT services – chargeback - Optimise internal processes, controls, organisation - Demonstrate the value that IT contributes to the business - In the follow business critical areas: - Budget – Strategic Planning - IT Controlling - Simulate scenarios - M & A, data center consolidation, etc - Demonstrate IT’s contribution to the business - ITIL v3 implementations, BSM projects Where the Bottom line is that: IT Management needs to transform their business model:  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE within 15 minutes and the team was able to restore operations. The business never noticed as we leveraged the internal cloud, which now supports a range of missioncritical apps and associated data this would include ERP, manufacturing, warehousing, business intelligence. Disaster recovery and business continuity are just one aspect of the benefits companies are leveraging from the private cloud where the bottom line is simplicity. Revlon has 531 applications that run on its internal cloud, which supports roughly 15,000 automated application moves a month, and 14,000 transactions a second, Over 90 percent of our corporate workload sits on our internal cloud, and it runs most of our footprint globally. The cloud ecosystem has delivered the ability to say yes and get more done faster, better, cheaper. What triggered Revlon’s cloud move? The company went through a server refresh, and chose to only replace 20% of its hardware resources. The remaining budget would go into private cloud technologies, such as VMWare. The first step was a storage area network in which data was pooled across enterprise hardware. The second step was to put applications on it. The approach was incremental a crawl, walk, run strategy to gradually introduce the cloud to the enterprise. We did not spend more we changed how we spent our money. Revlon was also able to take charge of its own disaster recovery. We internalized our DR. As we reduced external expenditure we were able to give it back to the business to invest in revenue driving initiatives. For Revlon, the more money R&D has to develop new products to get to our consumers and for marketing to tell our “product story” and get it out to our channels and use the media to talk about our glamorous products the more succesfull the business. Another change for Revlon is that it has become a cloud provider itself as we push our cloud out to suppliers and contractors. At the end of the day, we needed to rapidly collaborate with our eco system that is our community of vendors and suppliers, and enable them to interact with us easily where the bottom line is to drive growth for Revlon.” Govern It is crucial to build governance in to the execution of the Business and subsequently the IT Strategy. COBIT 5 helps IT leaders provide a business view of IT’s ability to create value and support enterprise goals through effective IT processes and build process capability and can be used to: Develop process improvement, Deliver value to the business, Measure the achievement of current or projected business goals, Benchmark and deliver consistent reporting, and ensure organisational compliance. Shift focus from customers to non-customers  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE deployed within an IT context. “Blue Ocean Strategy” illustrates what the authors believe is the best organisational strategy to generate growth and profits. Blue Ocean Strategy suggests that an organisation should create new demand in an uncontested market space, or a "Blue Ocean", rather than compete head-to-head with other suppliers in an existing industry. The first part presents key concepts of blue ocean strategy that would include Value Innovation – the simultaneous pursuit of differentiation and low cost – and key analytical tools and frameworks such as the strategy canvas, the four actions framework and the eliminate-reduce-raise-create grid. The second part describes the four principles of blue ocean strategy formulation: how to create uncontested market space by reconstructing market boundaries, as we focus on the big picture, reach beyond existing demand and get the strategic sequence right. These four formulation principles address how an organisation can create blue oceans as we look across the six conventional boundaries of competition (Six Paths Framework), reduce planning risk by following the four steps of visualizing strategy, create new demand as we unlock the three tiers of noncustomers and launch a commercially-viable blue ocean idea as we align unprecedented utility of an offer with strategic price and target cost and by overcoming adoption hurdles. “Blue Ocean Strategy” looks across industries to demonstrate how to break out of traditional competitive (structuralist) strategic thinking and to grow demand and profits for the company and the industry as we use blue ocean (reconstructionist) strategic thinking. The third and final part describes the two key implementation principles of blue ocean strategy that would include tipping point leadership and fair process, essential for leaders to overcome the four key organisational hurdles that can prevent even the best strategies from being executed. The four key hurdles comprise the cognitive, resource, motivational and political hurdles that prevent people involved in strategy execution to understand the need to break from status quo, find the resources to implement the new strategic shift, keep your people committed to implementing the new strategy, and from overcome the powerful vested interests that may block the change. In the book the authors draw the attention of their readers towards the correlation of success stories across industries and the formulation of strategies that provide a solid base create unconventional success – a strategy termed as “Blue Ocean Strategy”. Unlike the “Red Ocean Strategy”, the conventional approach to business to beat competition derived from the military organisation, the “Blue Ocean Strategy” tries to align innovation with utility, price and cost positions. The book questions the phenomena of conventional choice between product / service differentiation and lower cost, but rather suggests that both differentiation and lower cost are achievable simultaneously. The authors ask “What is the best unit of analysis of profitable growth? Company? Industry?” – a fundamental question without which any strategy for profitable growth is not worthwhile. The authors justify with original and practical ideas that neither the  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Step 2 - Synthesize: Confront the patient and the staff point of views of each segment in the health care service (use a unique support like a board to give a synthetic view). Carry out a « typical patient journey » for each segment selected. Step 3 - Generate Ideas: Allow patient and staff members to post ideas of improvement or suggestions in a box available in the hospital. Brainstorm with the staff. Step 4 - Refine: Realize a quick prototype for each main idea. Test the prototypes with staff members and patient to analyze what could be quickly improved. Give a provisional budget for each main idea. Step 5 - Implement: Implement the ideas that suit to the budget constraints. Implement the ideas collaborating closely with the staff. Inform staff and patients of the undergoing change. Be receptive to direct feedback. If I now describe what can happen in an IT project (all examples are fictional, for educational purpose and any similarity to a real IT project would be coincidental). Phase 1. - To support business processes and enhance the customer experience we: (this is where we tie back to the IDEO project journey): Step 1 - Observe: (Context A) A vendor of a process modelisation tool manages to convince the business or IT executive team that to provide a modelised version of business and IT processes was business critical and would demonstrate that the IT Strategy is business centric and that the IT department understands the Business, Business objectives and the Business strategy. (Context B) A business or IT internal client wants to industrialise a process or a bundle of services with IT. We decided to use the same consultants as for the six sigma initiative (below) to capture business processes. The problem is that the business people are to busy to do their job (and might not be able to formalise their processes). And if their work is automatised we might chuck their work out on the cloud or an outsourced provider as well (the last time they spoke to a consultant their colleague was fired (sorry made redundant, sorry given the opportunity to seek new challenges))? Obviously they do not get it. Step 2 - Synthesize: (Context A) The captured processes are modelised in a process modelisation tool and will sit in a cuppord. (Context B) The captured processes (in the case of the industrialisation effort) delivered by the somewhat reluctant users are translated by a business analyst in to user requirements. These are then transferred to managment for verification. The 300 pages document sit on a disk somewhere for 3 weeks to 3 months before it is shipped of for programming. Step 3 - Generate Ideas: The user requirements are programmed. Step 4 - Refine: The end user team is brought in 18 months after to validate the application. Hmm they might not have gotten it either. At least we avoided a fist fight…  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE and tend to interupt the reflections of the IT team. The obvious solution would be to exclude end users from any contact with the IT team and set up an answering machine with no possibility to leave a message as they have problems. Since the business consulting lead did not fel convinced, he managed to convice the IT Director to present the conclusions in front of the board. After all this was the conclusions of his team, and an all in IT initiative would have so much more credibility. Phase 3. - The Big Change: As the business excecutives are a bit stingy and as the green light red light chart still does not do the charm we once more decide to bring in a Top 3 or Big five (preferably the same as earlier). We decide turn the situation around an in order to do so we will not do thing half way and go for a Big Change. Best case scenario: We engage a top 1 team of consultants, that will manage a top 2 team of consultants, that will in turn manage a top 3 team of consultants to deliver change and new revolutionarry projects to be presented to the board. A transversal Big Change programme is announced and consultants from the top 1, 2 and 3 consulting companies an invited and provided with the possibility to bring in new ideas. The business, IT and endusers are not consulted and business is delivered as usual. After a year or so the conclusions of the programme is delivered, the cover looked smashing but we did not have the time so we put it (burried it) in a drawer for a moment where we would have more time on our hands. Worst case scenario: We read this really good article by the guy who used to be the top hen for IT for the US government that decided to chuck IT out to the cloud not to have to run an IT department and IT resources (By the way I wonder why he stayed for such a short time before he went on to evangelise the cloud for salesforce). I wonder if we can chuck the IT department out to the cloud. Then the cloud provider could deal with users that are not happy. I wonder if the cost cutting genious that we brought in last year is available. On his recommendation we consitently cut the cost of IT for the (mobile) sales force. At the end of the day as they did not have an office or a fix computer why should they need a lap top? Not to forget that we made substantial economies on software licenses and storage space. Phase 4. - Set direction: We have the impression that we might not be on top of things and should add a bit of governance. The Internal audit department confirmed this impression as they confirmed that we clearly lacked focus due to the absence of an IT Dashboard. Best case scenario: As we where quite happy with the Big Change report , the first page does after all look smashing, and the weight of the paper makes my table more stable. We decide to once more bring in our favourite consultants. At the end of the day if the six sigma task force initiative had a few bumps it was not due to the fact that the principles that where implemented where directly applied from the Toyota production chain (they are after all very good at car construction) but certainly due to the fact that the users did not get it. Even though the delivery cycle now takes 180 days compared to 30 before at least it is measured and we can bench cost to competition.  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE opportunities to use IT? , - How do we provide IT Services as we meet demand and cost drivers where the decision is to make (internal) or to buy (external service provider)? COBIT 5 (ValIT, CobIT 4.1, RiskIT), ITIL, CMMI, IT-CMF are excellent frameworks to ensure that business and IT processes focus on to deliver business value, to implement a framework is as absurd as to try to roll out a dictionnary. Pick and choose the bits and pieces that apply to your business. Business focused technology can be a make or break factor as we innovate or reinvent a brand and business model Business focused technology can be a make or break factor as we innovate or reinvent a brand and business model. Angela Ahrendts for Harvard Business Review: “When I became the CEO of Burberry, in July 2006, luxury was one of the fastestgrowing sectors in the world. With its rich history, centered on trench coats that were recognized around the world, the Burberry brand should have had many advantages. But as I watched my top managers arrive for our first strategic planning meeting, something struck me right away. They had flown in from around the world to classic British weather, gray and damp, but not one of these more than 60 people was wearing a Burberry trench coat. I doubt that many of them even owned one. If our top people weren’t buying our products, despite the great discount they could get, how could we expect customers to pay full price for them?” Read the full article @ http://hbr.org/2013/01/burberrys-ceo-on-turning-an-aging-british-icon-into-a-global-luxury-brand/ar/1     Burburry have taken the a lead in the how to leverage business innovation with IT, notably with social as a key enabler through a “Facebook” driven platform that drives innovation bottom up where employess connect to share best practise on how to set up stores and sell products and even compete internally on a daily basis who sold more in “discussion groups” set up by the teams not by management. I would invite you to discover an interview @ http://blogs.hbr.org/video/2012/12/how-burberry-manages-talent.html?cm_mmc=email-_-newsletter-_cant_miss_update-_-hbrcm020813&referral=01087&utm_source=newsletter_cant_miss_update&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hbrcm020813 To support business strategy execution The execution of the defined business strategy is often a mystery (missing link) both on the Business and the IT side. The truth is that regardless of how well the executive team draws out the strategy in the boardroom the bottom line is that the business initiatives that were supported by clients succeeds, those not supported by clients (that do not get it) fail and disappear. The CIO and IT department hence needs to support the run of the current business activities as well as new emerging initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy. The cloud (internal or external) would be particularly well placed to develop new services that can then be institutionalised as the success of the initiative is confirmed.  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Business (IT) Context We Define Market Position with New entrants, Suppliers, Substitute products or Services, Buyers, Existing Competitors. http://hbr.org/2008/01/the-five-competitive-forces-that-shape-strategy/ar/1 Strategy Map Captured in a Strategy Map that Formalises stakeholder outcomes to deliver value. The Stakeholder Strategy Roadmap set the scope with Objectives: - Formalise stakeholder outcomes: To deliver value for all parties (partnership), Which drives Customer value: For effective and satisfied end users, That deliver - Business processes: Speed, process innovation and growth, Executed by - Employees and organisation: Collaboration that deliver strategy execution. Strategy Canvas Articulated in a Strategy Canvas The Stakeholder Strategy Map Formalises stakeholder outcomes to deliver value for all parties. The strategy canvas allow the teams to articulate and formulate objectives on a project / program basis for improved execution with an extended GAP, risk and added value analysis captured in a DARCI (Decision taker, Accountable, Responsible, Consulted & Informed). A Collaboration Theme Scorecard The Collaboration Theme Scorecard Sets process objectives, Identifies: levers for joint actions and wins, metrics and initiatives on a short, middle & long term basis. Objectives: - Set process objectives,- Identify levers for joint actions and wins,Identify metrics, Identify initiatives on a short, middle and long term basis. Levers: Joint: Steering committee, development committee, project teams, crossfunctional teams, process improvement teams and functional improvement teams. To deliver Business Value with IT, we need to integrate the notion of effective IT delivery as a core process across the organisation. With the contribution of Jerry Luftman I have earlier referred to Michael Porter. In terms of Porter’s Value Chain (http://hbr.org/product/competitive-advantage-the-value-chain-and-your-p-l-applying-michael-porter-s-value-chain-framework-to-your-business/an/8890BC-PDF-ENG ),  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE review all business technology initiatives and projects, - Gain support from top management for the steering committee, portfolio management process, and TVO model, - Meet formally and informally to build a “trusted adviser” relationship with key stakeholders. To anchor Total Value of Ownership in to the business and IT culture we: Implement a reporting process and consistently communicate the company’s progress on key initiatives and projects to all levels in the business. - Build a culture of enterprise wide planning, - Enforce a practice of rigorous TVO prioritisation and analysis, - Make sure all business units and key stakeholders use a TVO approach to projects. Bottom line: We focus on value impact: As we focus on business objectives and processes that will have the most value impact as they are industrialised. We ensure success: A business executive sponsor and business champions is committed to the successful delivery of identified business objectives and process to be supported / industrialised. We select: The information technology was selected to best enable the process changes to generate the greatest value to the business. We deliver to the needs of the business and on target: IT and business management work together to identify and ensure the delivery of benefits. The relationship is essential to effectively support business objectives with IT (Business IT Alignment). The organisation moves from a pure cost center perspective to emphase value creation that is a profit center or investment center perspective. Managers evaluate and coordinate a portfolio of projects with an effective IT governance process. This would include for IT and business leaders to share accountability. This approach permit effective allocation of resources as we provide participants the opportunity to better understand the problems and opportunities that exist and how projects can be leveraged across the organisation to facilitate the integration of IT and support business objectives and processes and hence enhance the value of the business. As we leverage IT to: - Substantially reduce the cost of business processes, - Lower the costs of customers and suppliers, - Differentiate, - Develop new IT features to differentiate products and services, - Reduce the differentiation advantages of competitors, - Focus products and services at selected market niches, - Create new products and services that include IT components, - Develop unique new markets or market niches with the help of IT, - Make radical changes to business processes with IT that dramatically cut cost, improve quality, efficiency, or customer service and shorten time to market, - Manage regional and global business expansion, - Diversify and integrate into other products and services, - Create virtual organisations of business partners, - Develop inter enterprise information systems that support strategic business relationships with customers, suppliers, subcontractors, and other stakeholders. IT must be responsible for profit and loss from a business perspective By Daud Santosa (Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Board @ the Open Group and Distinguished Chief IT Open Group)  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE (productive and efficient) and innovation for operational excellence, - promote and support communities of innovation and culture. To do so we invest innovatively as we: recruit, retain, and develop competent staff, build and sustain agile infrastructure and processes, build dynamic adhoc teams to foster ideas and implement innovation, - encourage and promote enterprise solutions that improve effectiveness (productive and efficient) across functional disciplines, proactively suggest new ideas and new solutions, - promote better business (LoBs) University, and Industry partnerships to spur ideas and innovation to, - leverage emerging technologies and innovation to deliver premier services. To deliver effective Business and IT services supported by EA (Enterprise Architecture): There are numerous EA frameworks: TOGAF, DODAF, FEAF, Zachman that provide guidance to implement EA to business needs. Government and the private sector have spent millions of dollars with long life cycle to develop their EA programs and yet we still struggle to identify short term added value / result to the Business. On the other hand, technologies have changed rapidly and the business has to react quickly in order to beat competition. Numerous companies have started to build their EA program in order to support the business / Lines of Business (LoBs) but few have seen immediate result / business value with their EA program. A program must have both short and long term strategy in order to show immediate value to the business / LoBs. I also believe that the mentioned frameworks must change in the future in order to accommodate new emerging technologies and the need for business agility. We must be able provide business value in a short time frame. We need to focus on the area of the architecture that can provide short term business solutions and result. Many architecture practitioners face challenges of where to begin to implement EA to deliver immediate business results. We would typically start to implement EA in different domains of the architecture. It all depends on where the needs of the organisation, culture, and skill set resides. The common challenges that I have seen in most organisations would be that the: - Line of Business continues to develop new projects or add new features with the current existing business applications, IT organisation continues to replace old hardware and add new hardware / software to support new business requirements, has no standard technologies & IT governance, continues to adopt new emerging technologies. We begin our EA journey as we address the spelled out points on a short and long term basis. The primary focus of EA would be to support the future business and new projects first. Based on the drivers, we can begin to create future IT services, shared infrastructure, Enterprise Solution and new cost model to deliver sustainable growth and premier services as we focus on: The Business Bottom Line that is How fast we can get our products and services to market “Time to Market” & how can the IT department support the business from a Cycle Time and Cost Effectiveness perspective.  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE business objectives, that is to deliver business value with IT: - What is the Business’s strategy and plans? , - What is the current business model that IT has to support? ,Where could IT make a significant impact on the business? ,- Are there any further opportunities to use IT? , - How do we provide IT Services as we meet demand and cost drivers where the decision is to make (internal) or to buy (external service provider)? We have identified 2 key trends for the CIO to focus on: - Differentiation (That is, how does IT provide a competitive advantage for the business), and - Cost (How does the IT Department deliver IT Services cost effectively). To do so we need to Build an effective IT Delivery Model to meet business needs and expectations as we leverage business strategy execution and business processes supported by an IT Service strategy (ITIL, IT – CMF, CobIT 5 (ValIT, CobIT 4.1, RiskIT), ISO 38 500, TOGAF and ISO 9001, ISO 27 001, COSO) delivered in a Business IT roadmap; that is how do we support business objectives and processes leveraged by IT and an effective IT Services strategy. Within this scope we would by definition address how we execute the IT service strategy (ITIL) Design - Spell out IT Activities from a demand and supplier side, Build - Set IT processes and key performance indicators, Run - Aligned to described ITIL activities and processes and full IT Financial Management (supported by delivery capability IT CMF, COBIT 5). Once services defined we can then decide where to run the application that support the IT and or Business Services (server / internal / external cloud / outsourced provider). Within the frame of an acquisition up to 80% of the value realisation is (can be) on the IT side. The failure to address IT and the IT strategy can be an additional (1 out of 3) reason to M & A failure. If we assume that to deliver business value with IT we need to support business objectives, the integration of a new entity is an optimisation of the current IT strategy (how we support business objectives and processes). We would obviously need to understand (and hopefully have the opportunity) how the current IT run before the purchase (IT due diligence) with full IT Financial Management to figure out the actual cost of delivered IT services (cost, consumption, chargeback). Once services defined we can then decide where to run the applications that support the IT and or Business Service (server / internal / external cloud / outsourced provider). We also need to define the purpose of the purchase (invest / divest) in the overall corporate strategy where it is of little use and a significant cost to integrate all systems in to a common backbone if the company is to be divested only a few years later. We could use an IT Scorecard to ensure that stakeholder expectations are met from an executive management, business line management, IT management and IT risk management perspective. The CIO and IT department needs to support the run of the current business activities as well as new emerging initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy. The cloud (internal or external) would be particularly well placed to develop new services that can then be institutionalised as the success of the initiative is confirmed. The CIO and IT Department that sit around and wait for the Business Strategy to be formalised to build an IT strategy and vision might not make the 18 months magic  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE cloud provider’s server (outside the fire wall). The private cloud: We leverage the Private (internal) Cloud, as an internal provider perform process execution and the applications (bought or leased (Software as a Service (SaaS)) run on one or several mutualised servers inside the firewall) sit on an internal (private) cloud. The public cloud: Salesforce.com is one of the few survivors of the first internet wave where one of the major ideas targeted towards the B to B market was to facilitate the ERP court for enterprises where independent providers would run ERP blocs such as CRM for the client where the data would reside outside the firewall in the providers application. This solution is excellent for enterprises that do not wish to invest in an application and infrastructure that would provide a similar service internally. Google has over the years enhanced their portfolio of application that run on their servers where individuals can use an email function (Gmail) to drive trafic to their search engine. This function was later made available to enterprises together with an office suite and google +. As Amazon (and Google) have become highly effective over time to negotiate storage space they at one point decided to leverage this ability to procure and run storage space less expensively available to individuals and enterprises. The principle is to provide storage space and services (Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), Platform as a Service PaaS, Sofrtware as a Service (SaaS) outside the firewall on which the enterprise can run applications (in an architecture as a bundle of services). The public cloud can be used to either leverage cost or to rapidly develop new application architectures that can then continue to run on a public cloud or be brought in house to a server or a bundle of servers (private cloud). Where the needs of the business and the business strategy should drive the IT Strategy, the IT Department can leverage the business strategy with an effective IT Service Strategy that would spell out how the roadmap for how the IT Department will cost effectively run the IT Function but also how to support the business function where the IT Department support the business functions to simplify processes that can then be industrialised (automatised) when needed and on the cloud (external or internal) for speed / cost effectiveness when applicable. “Social media and the cloud” - Social media applications can either be run as in example 1) by an external provider to whom you outsource the data (Facebook* would be one example) or as in example 2) where an application / a bundle of applications that respond to the needs of the business “for example to interact with our customers” would run on an external or internal cloud. “Make or buy” – To outsource / cloud source (cloud) is a traditional “make or buy decision”, that is “do we perform this well internally at benchmarked cost or do we outsource for success”. One of the critical decisions in apple’s current success was to outsource a manufacturing that was defunct (cost / quality) and did not meet the expectations of the final customers. But to outsource / cloud source effectively as well as to validate the successful set up of a shared service centre, we need to understand the cost of the service delivered before and after the set up function (the cost to change provider should be taken in to account in the business case).  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Step 2) Capture the “IT Business Model” that is “This is how we deliver IT services to the business” in the IT Service Catalogue, Step 3) and the “Business (IT) Value Proposition” “This is how we support business objectives with services in a time to market perspective” in the Business Service Catalogue. Our experience is that where IT is perceived to fail to deliver to business expectations the “IT Business Model” (“This is how we deliver IT services to the business”) and “Business (IT) Value proposition” (“This is how we support business objectives with services in a time to market perspective”) is often broken or nonexistent (demand and cost drivers not understood or not communicated well enough). At the end of the day, business executives take the decision to outsource / cloud source when: - IT is not perceived to understand stakeholder expectations, IT is not perceived to contribute to business objectives, IT is not perceived to deliver value to cost, IT is not perceived to deliver services to business needs, The service is a commodity and cost is the primary driver - The IT department is unable to deliver in a time to market perspective This is why a shared services or outsourcing solution is put in place since it forces the business to define services and service level agreements (as well as cost, consumption, chargeback) with an IT Business Model that is if not optimised at least focused on immediate business priorities and drivers (demand and cost). Build and demonstrate IT success To build and demonstrate IT Success we need to focus on the Business IT roadmap; that is how do we (as CIO, IT Department) support business objectives and processes leveraged by IT and an effective IT Service strategy. Where we Focus on the Business Bottom Line: How fast can we get our products and services to market “Time to Market” & how can the IT department support the business from a Cycle Time and Cost Effectiveness perspective. This is achieved as Business objectives and Processes (captured in the Business Architecture) are supported by a strategy execution focused IT architecture where Business objectives: We would like to increase sales by 25%, how can the IT Department support the Business in this effort and what will be the impact on the budget of the IT Department? , are supported by IT objectives: This would translate in to, on the business (IT) side: 1) which business processes are concerned with the increase and how do we support them today and how do we anticipate the increase (applications, infrastructure, support)? 2) Is there an opportunity to further  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE - Re integration of data if we decide to insource / change outsourcing partner - How do we recuperate data / applications if the outsourcing partner is attacked / goes out of business (cloud, hosted provider) Total Cost of Ownership To establish an effective IT Business Model you need to perform an in depth analysis of business needs to understand Total Cost of Ownership with Cost, Consumption and Chargeback. IT Cost is spelled out - What are my IT assets and what do they cost? - What are my IT resources and what do they cost? - What services do I provide to the customer: - What do these services cost? - What was their intended value proposition? - What is the quality of the service delivery? - Who consumes the IT services: - What is the consumption on a per unit, - Per seat, basis, - How does customers currently pay for these services, - What is the backlog of new unfulfilled IT demands? - What processes does IT perform? : - How do these processes compare to best practices? - What are the cost drivers on an activity basis? IT Decision are based on Total cost of ownership As Customers pay for services that they use decisions are made based upon cost, not politics. IT is incented to reduce cost and compete and users do not request unnecessary demands. KPI’s become established to measure performance SLA are put in place. IT Decisions are ROI Based IT is effectively managed as we a Establish Baseline with Cost, Consumption, Chargeback. Build a service based business model of IT that is based on IT Service  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Deploy Information Technology Solutions, Deliver and Support Information Technology Services, Manage IT Knowledge. Aligned to described ITIL activities and processes with full IT Financial Management (Run). Define “to be” state with established KPI’s: - Articulated, - Key Performance Indicators, - Cycle Time, - Cost Effectiveness, - Corporate Contribution, - User Orientation, - Operational Excellence, - Future Orientation. Articulated from a Cost Effectiveness and Cycle Time perspective where IT Business Drivers & Processes are clearly spelled out: Manage information technology: To Manage the Business of Information Technology we: Develop the enterprise IT strategy, Build strategic intelligence, Identify long-term IT needs of the enterprise in collaboration with stakeholders, Define strategic standards, guidelines, and principles, Define and establish IT architecture and development standards, Define strategic vendors for IT components, Establish IT governance organisation and processes, Build strategic plan to support business objectives, Develop and Manage IT Customer Relationships, Manage Business Resiliency and Risk, Manage Enterprise Information, Develop and Manage Information Technology Solutions, Deploy Information, Technology Solutions, Deliver and Support Information Technology Services, Manage IT Knowledge. Cycle Time (Key Performance Indicators): - Time in months to break even for new or enhanced IT services (Investment < €100,000), - Time in months to break even for new or enhanced IT services (Investment b/w €100,000 and €250,000), - Time in months to break even for new or enhanced IT services (Investment b/w €250,000 and €500,000), - Time in months to break even for new or enhanced IT services (Investment b/w €500,000 and €1,000,000), - Time in months to market for new or enhanced IT services (Investment < €100,000), - Time in months to market for new or enhanced IT services (Investment b/w €100,000 and €250,000), - Time in months to market for new or enhanced IT services (Investment b/w €250,000 and €500,000), - Time in months to market for new or enhanced IT services (Investment b/w €500,000 and €1,000,000), - Time in months to respond to major business shifts, - Time in weeks to complete projects that address an identified business exposure or opportunity (< 20% of total annual revenue), - Time in weeks to complete projects that address an identified business exposure or opportunity (20-40% of total annual revenue), - Time in weeks to complete projects that address an identified business exposure or opportunity (4060% of total annual revenue), - Time in weeks to complete projects that address an identified business exposure or opportunity (60-80% of total annual revenue), - Time in weeks to complete projects that address an identified business exposure or opportunity (More than 80% of total annual revenue), - Time in weeks to close an identified IT skill or capability gap, - Average time in weeks to fulfill a simple information need, - Average time in weeks to fulfill a medium information need, Average time in weeks to fulfill a complex information need, - Average time in weeks to create the enterprise information management strategic plan, - Time in weeks to  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Corporate Contribution (Key Performance Indicators): - Control of IT expenses percentage, over or under IT budget, allocation to different budget items, - IT budget as a percentage of turnover, - IT expenses per staff member, - Business value of the IT function percentage of the development capacity engaged in strategic projects relationship between new developments/infrastructure investments/replacement investments, - Business value of new IT projects financial evaluation based on ROI, NPV, IRR, PB business evaluation based on information economics. User Orientation (Key Performance Indicators): - Preferred IT supplier, - Percentage of applications managed by IT, - Percentage of applications delivered by IT, - Partnership with users, - Index of user involvement in strategic applications, - Applications index of user involvement in developing new applications, - User satisfaction, - Index of user friendliness of applications, - Index of user satisfaction Process Management. Operational Excellence (Key Performance Indicators): - Efficient software development, - Average days late in delivering software, Average unexpected budget increase, - Percentage of projects performed within SLA, - Percentage of maintenance activities, - Efficient computer operations, - Percentage unavailability of network, - Response times per category of users, - Percentage of jobs done within time, - Efficient help desk function, - Average answer time of help desk, Percentage of questions answered within time. Future Orientation (Key Performance Indicators): - Training and education of staff, - Number of educational days per person, Education budget as a % of total IT budget, - Expertise of the IT staff, - Number of years of IT experience per staff member, - Age pyramid of the IT staff, - Research into emerging technologies, - % of budget spent on IT research General Business Management. To support the business Strategy Set Business processes and key performance indicators (Build): Develop vision and strategy, Develop and manage products and services, Market and sell products and services, Deliver products and services, Manage customer services, Develop and manage Human Capital, Manage information technology, Manage financial resources,  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE (IT) Business Model “This is how we deliver IT services to the business” where IT processes (bundled IT services) are supported by applications and execute the IT Service strategy to business needs (where ITIL Spell out IT Activities from a demand and supplier side (Design), Set IT processes and key performance indicators (Build), Aligned to described ITIL activities and processes with full IT Financial Management (Run)), Delivery capability (IT - CMF, CobIT 5, ValIT, CobIT 4.1, RiskIT, where we ensure that managed processes and objectives meet stakeholder expectations, ISO 38 500 we ensure that IT has the necessary means to effectively support the business strategy), Architecture (TOGAF where business objectives are supported by business processes, a business architecture leveraged by an IT architecture and applications that sit on an IT infrastructure as needed (inside the firewall on a server or mutualised servers (internal / private cloud) or outside the firewall on a mutualised server (external / public cloud), Security (ISO 9001, ISO 27 001, COSO where business continuity is ensured by risk and control objectives). A Business (IT) Value Proposition “This is how we support business objectives with services in a time to market perspective” where Business processes (bundled Business services) are supported by applications (Develop vision and strategy, Develop and manage products and services, Market and sell products and services, Deliver products and services, Manage customer services, Develop and manage Human Capital, Manage information technology, Manage financial resources, Acquire, construct and manage property, Manage environmental health and safety, Manage external relationships, Manage knowledge, improvement and change). Figure 6: The roadmap reflects stakeholder expectations: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/the-roadmap-reflects-stakeholderexpectations/ A Roadmap The Roadmap (derived from the logics presented in “Managing Alliances with the Balanced Scorecard”, by Kaplan, Norton, Rugelsjoen, Harvard Business Review, January–February 2010, p. 114 – 120) http://hbr.org/2010/01/managing-alliances-with-the-balanced-scorecard/ar/1 reflects stakeholder expectations from an Executive Management, Business Unit Management, IT Management and IT Risk Management perspective where: Stakeholder Expectations Drives Business (IT) Objectives that Delivers the Business (IT) Road Map executed by Employees & Organisation. Figure 7: The Service Strategy support Business Drivers: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/the-service-strategy-support-businessdrivers/  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE The CIO and IT department needs to support the run of the current business activities as well as new emerging initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy. The cloud (internal or external) would be particularly well placed to develop new services that can then be institutionalised as the success of the initiative is confirmed. Develop vision and strategy: - Define the business concept and long-term vision, Develop business strategy, - Manage strategic initiatives, Develop and manage products and services: - Manage product and service portfolio, Develop products and services, Market and sell products and services: - Understand markets, customers, and capabilities,- Develop marketing strategy, - Develop sales strategy, - Develop and manage marketing plans, - Develop and manage sales plans, Deliver products and services: - Plan for and acquire necessary resources (Supply Chain Planning), - Procure materials and services, - Produce/Manufacture/Deliver product, - Deliver service to customer, - Manage logistics and warehousing Manage customer services: - Develop customer care/customer service strategy, Plan and manage customer service operations, - Measure and evaluate customer service operations Develop and manage Human Capital: - Develop and manage human resources (HR) planning policies, and strategies, - Recruit, source, and select employees, Develop and counsel employees, - Reward and retain employees, - Redeploy and retire employees, - Manage employee information Manage information technology: - Manage the Business of Information Technology, - Develop and Manage IT Customer Relationships, - Manage Business Resiliency and Risk, - Manage Enterprise Information, - Develop and Manage Information Technology Solutions, - Deploy Information Technology Solutions, Deliver and Support Information Technology Services, - Manage IT Knowledge Manage financial resources: - Perform planning and management accounting, Perform revenue accounting, - Perform general accounting and reporting, - Manage fixed-asset project accounting, - Process payroll, - Process accounts payable and expense reimbursements, - Manage treasury operations, - Manage internal controls, Manage taxes, - Manage international funds/consolidation Acquire, construct and manage property: - Design and construct/acquire nonproductive assets, - Maintain nonproductive assets, - Obtain, install, and plan maintenance for productive assets, - Dispose of productive and nonproductive assets, - Manage physical risk Manage environmental health and safety: - Determine environmental health and safety impacts, - Develop and execute environmental health and safety program, Train and educate employees, - Monitor and manage environmental health and safety management program, - Ensure compliance with regulations, - Manage remediation  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE services to ensure that the business units that consume services are conscious that IT services bear a cost to avoid overconsumption of services that the business is not willing to pay for as well as a coherent repartition of cost related to the use of ERP / infrastructure services. The notion of the IT department as a profit centre focused on total cost of ownership with cost, consumption and chargeback is also critical to ensure financial resources from the business units as well as an effective use of resources deployed to deliver IT Services. Recent efforts to outsource (data) cloud source (infrastructure) needs to be supported by solid business cases with ROI and clear cost, consumption and chargeback of the billed services which is rarely the case today where invoices from outsourcers, cloud computing providers are non granular and does not provide data clear enough to distribute cost (charge) the users / business units that consumed the service. ROI and the total cost of services delivered are difficult to validate as contract conditions in regards of the cost of termination / exit that would include a secure migration of data or applications tend not to be transparent. To conclude IT Financial Management is a critical part of a successful IT Strategy and the effective delivery of IT Services. Though the notion of service delivery is supported by internationally recognised standards such as ITIL and CobIT 5 IT Financial management is yet to be broadly applied and standardised. Chapter 4. IT support business objectives and processes We align to Business Objectives and Business Processes the latter are Defined in the Business Service Catalogue, Requirements Information with IT Objectives and IT Processes are Defined in the IT Service Catalogue and supported by ITILv2 & 3 workflows. These are then Broken down in to Key Activities Performed to Responsibility and Accountability Charts (RACI). The logics in chapter 4 clearly links back to CobIT 4.1, ValIT, RiskIT. They are then Measured by Performance indicators (Embedded in Service Catalogue per Service), Outcome Measures, Maturity Models (CMMI, ITIL continuous process improvement) Audited with Control Outcome tests Derived from Control Objectives Audited with Control Design Test Implemented with Control Practices. IT support business objectives and processes with Investment Management We align and lever operating, management and support processes through the effective implementation of IT.  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Articulate the Business Value Proposition: Translate (Articulate) Business Vision to Business Architecture Vision & Business Architecture, Vision of Business Architecture “to be”: state “where we need to go”, “where we are now” & “how we need to proceed”, Architecture principles, Business principles, Technology principles, Build business case & roll out (with Roadmap). Figure 12: Deliver the Business Architecture: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/deliver-the-business-architecture/ Deliver the Business Architecture: Translate Business Architecture Vision to Business Architecture, Vision of Business Architecture “to be”: state “where we need to go”, “where we are now” & “how we need to proceed”. Figure 13: Translate the Business Vision to an IT Vision: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/translate-the-business-vision-to-an-itvision/ Translate the Business Vision to an IT Vision: Vision of IT “to be state”: “where we need to go”, “where we are now” & “how we need to proceed”, Regulatory requirements, Technology guiding principles, IT Governance guiding principles (process & organise decisions). Figure 14: Set the IT Value Proposition Baseline: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/set-the-it-value-proposition-baseline/ Set the IT Value Proposition Baseline: Set fundamentals of a service business, Process view, Establish Total Cost of Ownership and IT baseline with cost/value/risk, Activity based financial view, Service portfolio view, Value contribution view, Customer consumption view. Figure 15: Draw the Roadmap: http://deliverbusinessvaluewithit.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/draw-the-roadmap/ Draw the Roadmap: Construct the IT Business Model and Value Proposition, Define IT “to be state”: “where we need to go”, “where we are now” & “how we need to proceed” with established KPI’s, Report gap analysis findings, Design IT plan through a project portfolio, Cost out the plan (budget), Develop consensus, business case for change.  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE External environment There is an understanding of the Political, Environmental, Social, Technological external environment. Customer value proposition There is an understanding of The Customer value proposition, needs, segmentation. Talent Appreciation of the implications for the strategy of Resources, Skills and competencies, Appropriate development / recruitment plans, Shared direction, Extent of buy-in to shared vision by key managers, Barriers / commitment to change, Structure of the organisation. Execution There is a understanding of the: Clarity of the IT Strategy roll out, Extent to which the IT Strategy responds to industry and competitive environment, Extent to which the IT Strategy responds to internal capabilities, Extent to which Critical Success Factors are clearly identified, the Clarity of implementation plan. Objectives and Plans There is a understanding of the: Extent to which long term plans are coherent and logical, Extent to which short term plans are appropriately costed and timetabled and the Consistency with overall goals and objectives. Financial plans Appropriateness of detail, Clarity with which assumptions have been stated, Extent to which profit / return criteria has been evaluated, Evidence of appropriate scenario and sensitivity analysis, Evidence of appropriate key performance indicators. Communication and buy in  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE We Link Strategy and Operations as we Develop the Strategy, Translate the Strategy, Plan Operations, Monitor and Learn, Test and Adapt the Strategy, Execute Procedures and Initiatives. Business (IT) Tactics We Map Strategic Themes from a Financial Perspective, Customer, Process, Learning & Growth Perspective as we Create a High Performance Culture. See also http://hbr.org/2008/01/mastering-the-management-system/ar/1 Business (IT) Context We Define Market Position with New entrants, Suppliers, Substitute products or Services, Buyers, Existing Competitors. http://hbr.org/2008/01/the-five-competitive-forces-that-shape-strategy/ar/1 Strategy Map Captured in a Strategy Map that Formalises stakeholder outcomes to deliver value. The Stakeholder Strategy Roadmap set the scope with Objectives: - Formalise stakeholder outcomes: To deliver value for all parties (partnership), Which drives Customer value: For effective and satisfied end users, That deliver - Business processes: Speed, process innovation and growth, Executed by - Employees and organisation: Collaboration that deliver strategy execution. Strategy Canvas Articulated in a Strategy Canvas The Stakeholder Strategy Map Formalises stakeholder outcomes to deliver value for all parties. The strategy canvas allow the teams to articulate and formulate objectives on a project / program basis for improved execution with an extended GAP, risk and added value analysis captured in a DARCI (Decision taker, Accountable, Responsible, Consulted & Informed). A Collaboration Theme Scorecard The Collaboration Theme Scorecard Sets process objectives, Identifies: levers for joint actions and wins, metrics and initiatives on a short, middle & long term basis. Objectives: - Set process objectives,- Identify levers for joint actions and wins,Identify metrics, Identify initiatives on a short, middle and long term basis. Levers: -  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Questions to ask: - Who are our emerging competitors? - How is technology helping us win against traditional and new competitors? - How can we use technology to enter new markets? 2. What will it take to exceed our customers’ expectations in a digital world? Questions to ask: - How does our customer experience compare with that of leaders in other sectors? - What will our customers expect in the future, and what will it take to delight them? - Do we have clear plans for how to meet or exceed their expectations? 3. Do our business plans reflect the full potential of technology to improve our performance? Questions to ask: - Has the P&L opportunity and threat from IT been quantified by business unit and by market? - Will our current plans fully capture the opportunity and neutralize the threat? - What is the time horizon of these plans, and have they been factored into future financial projections for both business and IT? 4. Is our portfolio of technology investments aligned with opportunities and threats? Questions to ask: - How well is our IT-investment portfolio aligned with business value with regard to opportunities and threats? - How well does the portfolio balance short-term and long-term needs? - Do we have effective value-assurance processes in place to mitigate execution risk? 5. How will IT improve our operational and strategic agility?  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE - Who is responsible for overseeing the level of IT risk? 9. Are we making the most of our technology story? Questions to ask: - What are the key messages we should communicate? - How, when, and to whom should they be communicated? To conclude The CIO and the IT Department need to position as premium provider of IT services and focus on value to cost. In order to avoid the "do we really need a CIO and IT department to bother us with technology when we can use the cloud?" the CIO has to ensure that the business strategy and business objectives are supported by IT (from a Business and IT architecture perspective). Where the IT Strategy support Strategy execution, "Time to Market", Cost Effectiveness and stakeholder expectations from an Executive, Business Unit, IT Management and IT Risk Management perspective. To deliver business value with IT we need to Focus on the Business Bottom Line: How fast can we get our products and services to market “Time to Market” & how can the IT department support the business from a Cycle Time and Cost Effectiveness perspective. The IT Bottom line is that up to 40 % of current IT spend occurs outside the IT budget (CRM, Cloud). The IT department needs to position itself as a facilitator to IT services and effectively address emerging needs, market opportunities and demonstrate that the current Business Model is supported effectively. The IT department should facilitate the access to IT services to support new and current business initiatives. The business strategy emerge out of a number of initiatives that are successful or not. The IT department need to support the “Run” of day-to-day operations as well as new projects. The Cloud might particularly be of interest within this frame. We believe that in order for the CIO and the IT Department to position as premium provider of IT services and focus on value to cost we need to understand the Business (IT) Strategy and how the IT department can deliver effectively to business objectives, that is to deliver business value with IT: - What is the Business’s strategy and plans? , - What is the current business model that IT has to support? , - Where could IT make a significant impact on the business? ,  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE and innovative technology solutions to improve competitiveness, demonstrated and articulated. Chapter 5. Cloud computing thunder or lightening? How to draw the fluff out of the cloud and effectively support business objectives with IT. The material in this chapter is developed to provide pragmatic guidance on how to develop and execute your IT Strategy with effective “Cloud” Sourcing (Computing) to support the Business Strategy and Business Objectives. Please find an actionable story board format designed to permit you to flick out the slide set on a pad / smart phone / lap top and start to share with your CIO, Executives and Board on the spot. @ Get Your Cloud Strategy Right https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/get-your-cloud-strategy-right-286/ref=mpalmgre This is an introduction to the subject with a full version to be published on a stand alone basis. See also “Get your cloud strategy right” http://www.brighttalk.com/community/it-service-management/webcast/534/29211 as well as “Cloud Computing: Fluff or Lightening?” http://www.brighttalk.com/community/it-service-management/webcast/534/21892 How to get your Cloud Strategy Right! Cloud computing (cloud sourcing) is now a part of the IT strategy landscape and an understanding of how to leverage the "cloud" will become prerequisite for decision makers both on the IT and the business side. We will provide the necessary tools to draw an IT strategy leveraged by the cloud to: - Establish an appropriate Cloud sourcing strategy, - Identify capabilities that could be cloud sourced, - Develop appropriate approaches for cloud sourcing activities, - Manage risks throughout their cloud sourcing activities, - Identify, select and negotiate with service providers, - Conduct service provider governance and performance management, - Manage relationships with service providers. We Cloud Source to: Meet Demand and Cost drivers, Focus on “Time to market”, Cost effectiveness and Cycle Time, Provide an optimised Sourcing Strategy and Leverage Business Strategy execution.  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Chapter 6. To leverage Business Strategy execution with IT we Focus on the IT (Service) Strategy The CIO and the IT Department need to position as premium provider of IT services and focus on value to cost. In order to avoid the "do we really need a CIO and IT department to bother us with technology when we can use the cloud?" the CIO has to ensure that the business strategy and business objectives are supported by IT (from a Business and IT Architecture perspective). Where the IT Strategy support Business Strategy execution, "Time to Market", Cost Effectiveness and Stakeholder Expectations from an Executive, Business Unit, IT Management and IT Risk Management perspective. We believe that in order for the CIO and the IT Department to position as premium provider of IT services and focus on value to cost we need to understand the Business (IT) Strategy and how the IT department can deliver effectively to business objectives, that is to deliver business value with IT: - What is the Business’s strategy and plans? - What is the current business model that IT has to support? - Where could IT make a significant impact on the business? - Are there any further opportunities to use IT? - How do we provide IT Services as we meet demand and cost drivers where the decision is to make (internal) or to buy (external service provider)? - Spell out IT Activities from a demand and supplier side (Design), - Set IT processes and key performance indicators (Build), - Aligned to described ITIL activities and processes with a Service Strategy (Run), Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operation: - Function, - Process, Service Improvement. Please find an actionable story board format designed to permit you to flick out the slide set on a pad / smart phone / lap top and start to share with your CIO, Executives and Board on the spot. @ Leverage Business Strategy Execution with IT https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/leverage-business-strategy-execution-with-it-281/ref=mpalmgre Demonstrate how IT contributes to Business Objectives To demonstrate how IT contributes to Business Objectives we need to build a Blueprint (Road Map) to meet business objectives and stakeholder expectations leveraged by an effective IT Service Strategy. It should support an end-to-end perspective on how to get the IT strategy right, “Canvassed”, with and support Service Strategy (ITIL), Delivery Capability (IT – CMF, COBIT 5 (ValIT, CobIT, RiskIT, CMMI, eSCM), Architecture (TOGAF) Security (ISO 9001, 20 000, 27 001). To deliver IT Services to business needs as we meet stakeholder expectations, we Focus on the Business (IT) Strategy Execution to Leverage strategy with IT and Build a Business (IT) Service Strategy where we Design the IT Service Strategy &  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE A Business (IT) Strategy Statement (What) Step 1 Build the Business (IT) Strategy Statement with a focus on time to market, cost effectiveness and cycle time to set focus and priorities. A Business (IT) Strategy Road Map (How) Step 2 Build the As – Is To – Be picture of the IT Strategy Roadmap with a Gap Analysis both on a Global and local level to the granularity needed with a focus on execution (tactical perspective). A Business (IT) Service Strategy Step 3 Design the Business (IT) Service Strategy to demonstrate how IT supports tactical business objectives with total cost of ownership (cost, consumption, chargeback) per user to set the logics for shared services centers, outsourcing, cloud (sourcing). An (IT) Business Model Step 4 Build (confirm) the IT Business Model to ensure that the local IT departments deliver to set standards from a Service Strategy, Delivery capability, Architecture and Security perspective. A Business (IT) Value Proposition Step 5 Design and Build the Business (IT) Value Proposition to ensure a focus on Strategy Execution, Business Drivers, Business Objectives, Business Processes and Metrics. As we meet Stakeholder Expectations Business drivers support Strategy Execution To deliver business value with IT we need to Focus on the Business Bottom Line: How fast can we get our products and services to market “Time to Market” & how can the IT department support the business from a Cycle Time and Cost Effectiveness perspective. The CIO and IT department needs to support the run of the current business activities as well as new emerging initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy. The cloud (internal or external) would be particularly well placed to develop new services that can then be institutionalised as the success of the initiative is confirmed.  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Manage knowledge, improvement and change: - Create and manage organisational performance strategy, - Benchmark performance, - Develop enterprise-wide knowledge management (KM) capability, Manage change Demand and Cost drivers are Effective When IT is perceived to: Understand stakeholder expectations, Contribute to business objectives, Deliver services to business needs, Deliver value to cost. IT Supports Business Objectives and meet Stakeholder Expectations When IT is run as a service business: You have to see IT from a customer perspective and address stakeholders priorities: - Realise return on investment, - Ensure that proposed services are competitive in the industry, - IT Cost are transparent, –IT competencies are at least equal to the competition, - IT pricing is fair and clearly aligned with consumption, - IT services are clearly defined and benchmarked. To get the IT Service Management Fundamentals right: Focus on demand and cost drivers in a business perspective: - Run IT as an effective service business, Meet your customer needs, where - Demand drivers are critical in the roll out of IT Service Management Deliver strategy execution. IT provides competitive leverage Priorities from an Executive Management Perspective: - IT supports the achievement of strategic business objectives, - IT Delivers value to expenditure, - IT cost are managed effectively, - IT risks are identified and managed, - Targeted inter company IT synergies deliver to schedule, - We have a clear vision towards which we expect the IT department to deliver: ISO 38 500, VALIT IT delivers to demand and cost drivers Priorities from a Business Unit Management Perspective: - IT supports the achievement of tactical business objectives, - IT delivers perceived added value services and at a reasonable cost, - IT delivers to service level agreements (commitments), - IT investments positively affect business productivity and the customer experience, - We have a clear process vision towards which we expect the IT department to deliver: ISO 38 500, VALIT, COBIT, RISKIT, ITIL  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE The (IT) Business Model needs to be set The majority of IT operations are not aligned to the business strategy: Business contribution is hard to measure together with cost, consumption and charge back, IT focus is on operational issues and does not permit strategic dialogue, IT is not organised as a service business, but a cost centre, Business transactions are not perfect order focused, Services are not defined and IT driven on a cost basis only, Demand drivers are not understood and solutions not mutualised, A multiplicity of governance approaches requires a focus on business alignment and customer expectations not to become counter productive, The IT service proposition is not aligned to the business strategy, the Contribution to business objectives (is) demonstrated and The IT service proposition is aligned to the business strategy when: Stakeholder expectations are understood and IT propose a service portfolio that correspond to Demand and Cost drivers, Business Contribution, Cost, Consumption & Chargeback is identified, Focus is on perfect order business transactions, Services are effective (demand and cost drivers identified), Services are competitive (Benchmarked to Industry Market Forces), IT delivers service innovations to improve competitiveness. The realisation of outcome (is) tracked To effectively manage IT as a Service Business: Establish Baseline with “Total Cost of Ownership” Cost, Consumption, Chargeback as we Build a service based business model of IT Based on IT Service Management Perform Business Case & Best Practise Bench Mark GAP (As Is, To Be, ROI). Effective execution (is) built and “Aligned” with a focus on Governance, Risk, Compliance As IT Services are effective and stakeholder oriented to support: Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Data room Development Synergies & consolidation options Data Centre Migration, virtualization IT Transformation, To a Service Based IT Business Model Shared Service Centres -, Outsource -, Cloud solutions & Benchmark GAP (As Is, To Be, ROI). “Total Cost of Ownership” established with Cost, Consumption, Chargeback To Leverage strategy with IT Build a Business (IT) Service Strategy, - A Confirmed Business (IT) Value Proposition, - Business drivers support Strategy Execution, - Set business objectives, - Formalise outcome, - A “Canvassed” roll out,  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE - Does targeted inter company IT synergies deliver to schedule?, Do we have a clear vision towards which we expect the IT department to deliver : ISO 38 500, VALIT? Business Operations : - Does IT deliver perceived added value services and at a reasonable cost? Does IT deliver to service level agreements (commitments)?, Do IT investments positively affect business productivity and the customer experience?, Does IT contribute to the achievement of our business strategies?, Do we have a clear process vision towards which we expect the IT department to deliver : ISO 38 500, VALIT, COBIT, IT RISK Are the organisations assets and operations protected? Is key business and technology risk effectively managed? An Effective (IT) Business Model The Business (IT) Strategy is supported by an (IT) Business Model (how do we deliver IT services) and Value Proposition (IT Service Strategy). A IT Business Model & Value Proposition with Service strategy (ITIL), Delivery capability (VALIT, COBIT, RISKIT, CMMI, eSCM, ITDB), Architecture (TOGAF), Security (ISO 9000, 20/ 27 000). ROI Driven Business Cases (GAP) With a possibility to validate return on investment of the roll out of the steps of the IT Service Strategy to confirm business cases for qualified decision making. Business (IT) Drivers : ISO 38 500, COSO, ISO 20 000 / 27 000, VALIT, COBIT, RISKIT, ITIL with Service Strategy, Financial Management for IT Services, Service Portfolio Management, Demand Management, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operation: - Function, - Process, Service Improvement, Continuous Improvement, Measure & Report, TOGAF, CMMI, IT CMF, eSCM, Six Sigma, Project Management: PMI, Prince 2. To Measure (IT) Strategy Effectiveness Key Performance Indicators are put in place to measure the impact of an IT investment on business activities from a Cost Effectiveness and Cycle Time perspective Business (IT) Drivers. To leverage business strategy execution we focus on demand and cost drivers The IT department deliver effective and defined services with a Clearly defined portfolio of products and services and aligned to business goals and priorities, Cost is  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Set the IT Value Proposition Baseline: Set fundamentals of a service business, Process view, Establish Total Cost of Ownership and IT baseline with cost/value/risk, Activity based financial view, Service portfolio view, Value contribution view, Customer consumption view. Draw the Roadmap: Construct the IT Business Model and Value Proposition, Define IT “to be state”: “where we need to go”, “where we are now” & “how we need to proceed” with established KPI’s, Report gap analysis findings, Design IT plan through a project portfolio, Cost out the plan (budget), Develop consensus, business case for change. Design the IT Value Proposition: Design the service strategy, Articulate governance principles, Define project teams, Engage customer ‘buy in’, Design KPI’s, Define & validate service pricing, Design the performance measurement system. Build the IT Value Proposition: Implement the project portfolio, Engage Organisational change, Control IT (measure outcome to set objectives), Capture KPI’s & Measure performance, Enforce governance. To Perform Effective IT Governance: Transform the IT Business Model, Measure KPI trends and targets, Meet business objectives, Control cost, Measure Delivery performance, Manage change, Continuous service & process improvement, Process roll out (articulation & integration), Execute strategic intent. Chapter 7. Logics for IT Sourcing (Internal, Shared service center, Out, Cloud) To source “right” has become business critical. We Source IT to: Meet Demand and Cost drivers, Focus on “Time to market”, Cost effectiveness and Cycle Time, Provide an optimised Sourcing Strategy and Leverage Business Strategy execution. Please find an actionable story board format designed to permit you to flick out the slide set on a pad / smart phone / lap top and start to share with your CIO, Executives and Board on the spot. @ Logics for IT Sourcing (Internal, Shared service center, Out, Cloud) https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/logics-for-it-sourcing-internal-shared-service-center-out-cloud-285/ref=mpalmgre This is an introduction to the subject with a full version to be published on a stand alone basis. The material in this chapter is developed to provide pragmatic guidance on how to develop and execute your IT Strategy with effective “Sourcing to support the Business Strategy and Business Objectives.  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Develop and manage products and services: - Manage product and service portfolio, Develop products and services, Market and sell products and services: - Understand markets, customers, and capabilities,- Develop marketing strategy, - Develop sales strategy, - Develop and manage marketing plans, - Develop and manage sales plans, Deliver products and services: - Plan for and acquire necessary resources (Supply Chain Planning), - Procure materials and services, - Produce/Manufacture/Deliver product, - Deliver service to customer, - Manage logistics and warehousing Manage customer services: - Develop customer care/customer service strategy, Plan and manage customer service operations, - Measure and evaluate customer service operations Develop and manage Human Capital: - Develop and manage human resources (HR) planning policies, and strategies, - Recruit, source, and select employees, Develop and counsel employees, - Reward and retain employees, - Redeploy and retire employees, - Manage employee information Manage information technology: - Manage the Business of Information Technology, - Develop and Manage IT Customer Relationships, - Manage Business Resiliency and Risk, - Manage Enterprise Information, - Develop and Manage Information Technology Solutions, - Deploy Information Technology Solutions, Deliver and Support Information Technology Services, - Manage IT Knowledge Manage financial resources: - Perform planning and management accounting, Perform revenue accounting, - Perform general accounting and reporting, - Manage fixed-asset project accounting, - Process payroll, - Process accounts payable and expense reimbursements, - Manage treasury operations, - Manage internal controls, Manage taxes, - Manage international funds/consolidation Acquire, construct and manage property: - Design and construct/acquire nonproductive assets, - Maintain nonproductive assets, - Obtain, install, and plan maintenance for productive assets, - Dispose of productive and nonproductive assets, - Manage physical risk Manage environmental health and safety: - Determine environmental health and safety impacts, - Develop and execute environmental health and safety program, Train and educate employees, - Monitor and manage environmental health and safety management program, - Ensure compliance with regulations, - Manage remediation efforts Manage external relationships: - Build investor relationships, - Manage government and industry relationships, - Manage relations with board of directors, - Manage legal and ethical issues, - Manage public relations program  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE value delivery possible, but also the higher lock-in potential. Software as a Service (SaaS) Software as a service sometimes referred to as "on-demand software", is a software delivery model in which software and associated data are centrally hosted on the cloud (Internal, External). Do we buy or do we lease (Investment or operational expenditure)? Platform as a Service (PaaS) In the PaaS model, cloud providers deliver a computing platform that would typically include operating system, programming language execution environment, database, and web server. Application developers can develop and run their software solutions on a cloud platform without the cost and complexity to buy and manage the underlying hardware and software layers. With some PaaS offers, the underlying computer and storage resources scale automatically to match application demand such that cloud user does not have to allocate resources manually. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) In this most basic cloud service model, cloud providers offer computers, as physical or more often as virtual machines. Private (Internal) Cloud We leverage the Private (internal) Cloud, as an internal provider perform process execution and the applications (bought or leased (Software as a Service (SaaS)) run on one or several mutualised servers inside the firewall) sit on an internal (private) cloud. Hosted Applications We leverage Hosted Applications, as the application is contracted and sit on a provider internal /external Cloud with the application provider (Gmail, Google Apps for Business, Google + Salesforce.com, dropbox). The provider performs some form of services (infrastructure, security, maintenance, upgrades, helpdesk) but there is no business process execution. Transversal Cloud Perspective Internal (Private) Cloud  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE and Board on the spot. @ Build an IT Service Strategy Leveraged by ITIL V2 & 3 Design - Spell out IT Activities from a Demand and Supplier Side https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/build-an-it-service-strategy-leveraged-by-itil-v2-and-3-design-spell-out-it-activities-from-a-demand-and-supplier-side-282/ref=mpalmgre This is an introduction to the subject with a full version of the chapter to be published on a stand alone basis. Design the Business (IT) Value Proposition, as we understand demand and cost drivers the IT department deliver effective services. Define services: - Clearly defined portfolio of products and services and aligned to business goals and priorities, Cost is understood for each service with a TDABC analysis for resource capacity, Asset consumption by service is established, - Best practice Asset Management practices are in place and IT leverages frameworks. We provide best in class services to business needs Market definition: - Customer base and demand is clearly defined: - Who is consuming what services, - Prices / SLA’s for services are established and Internal rates compared to outside marketplace for IT (Make or Buy). And solutions as needed with a focus on business value Business proposition: - Options are presented to management: In-house, shared services, outsourcing, cloud sourcing, - Key IT projects deliver value as planned, Strategic IT opportunities are identified but not articulated, - The Board will be presented with risk assessment decisions on critical initiatives, - Position IT services in relation to the competition and industry, - IT analyse competitor's IT initiatives. To leverage competitive advantage we provide clear guidelines Governance is in place: - Best practices processes continuously improved, Governance blueprint designed and operating. IT investments reflect: - The strategic intent of the Board, - Business goal and priorities, - A clear IT portfolio of projects and services, - A Service Portfolio alignment to business goals and priorities, - IT investments deliver a good return on investment, - The IT Steering Committee will initiate a strategic IT competitive analysis. “Canvas” the IT Service Strategy To “Canvas” the IT Service Strategy: - We focus on strategy execution, - Assess the Business (IT) strategy, - Confirm business vision, - The Business Direction and Structure, - Confirm External Environment, - Confirm linkages to partners, - Confirm IT Value Proposition and Product / Service offer, - Confirm Internal Environment / Competencies, - Confirm Business (IT) Strategy, Objectives and Goals, - Confirm monitoring / evaluation procedures, - Validate the Business (IT) Strategy.  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE - Manage the Business of IT, - Develop & Manage IT Customer Relationships, - Manage Business Resiliency and Risk, - Manage Enterprise Information, - Develop and Manage IT Solutions, - Deploy Information Technology Services, - Deliver and Support IT Services, - Manage IT Knowledge. Please find an actionable story board format designed to permit you to flick out the slide set on a pad / smart phone / lap top and start to share with your CIO, Executives and Board on the spot. @ Build an IT Service Strategy Leveraged by ITIL V2 & 3 Build - Set IT Processes and Key Performance Indicators https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/build-an-it-service-strategy-leveraged-by-itil-v2-and-3-build-set-it-processes-and-key-performance-indicators-283/ref=mpalmgre This is an introduction to the subject with a full version to be published on a stand alone basis. We define the “to be” state with established KPI’s To Define “to be” state with established KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) : - Cycle Time, - Cost Effectiveness, - Corporate Contribution, - User Orientation, Operational Excellence, - Future Orientation. Cycle Time Cycle Time Key Performance Indicators would include : - Time in months to break even for new or enhanced IT services (Investment < €100,000), - Time in months to break even for new or enhanced IT services (Investment b/w €100,000 and €250,000), - Time in months to break even for new or enhanced IT services (Investment b/w €250,000 and €500,000), - Time in months to break even for new or enhanced IT services (Investment b/w €500,000 and €1,000,000), - Time in months to market for new or enhanced IT services (Investment < €100,000), - Time in months to market for new or enhanced IT services (Investment b/w €100,000 and €250,000), - Time in months to market for new or enhanced IT services (Investment b/w €250,000 and €500,000), - Time in months to market for new or enhanced IT services (Investment b/w €500,000 and €1,000,000), - Time in months to respond to major business shifts, - Time in weeks to complete projects that address an identified business exposure or opportunity (< 20% of total annual revenue), - Time in weeks to complete projects that address an identified business exposure or opportunity (20-40% of total annual revenue), - Time in weeks to complete projects that address an identified business exposure or opportunity (4060% of total annual revenue), - Time in weeks to complete projects that address an identified business exposure or opportunity (60-80% of total annual revenue), - Time in weeks to complete projects that address an identified business exposure or opportunity (More than 80% of total annual revenue), - Time in weeks to close an  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE - Total cost of the process "deploy IT solutions" per €1,000 revenue, - Total cost of the process "deliver and support IT services" per €1,000 revenue, - Total IT cost per €1,000 revenue Corporate Contribution Corporate Contribution Key Performance Indicators would include : - Control of IT expenses percentage, over or under IT budget, allocation to different budget items, - IT budget as a percentage of turnover, - IT expenses per staff member, - Business value of the IT function percentage of the development capacity engaged in strategic projects relationship between new developments / infrastructure investments / replacement investments, - Business value of new IT projects financial evaluation based on Return On Invetment, Net Present Value. User Orientation User Orientation Key Performance Indicators would include : - Preferred IT supplier, - Percentage of applications managed by IT, - Percentage of applications delivered by IT, - Partnership with users, - Index of user involvement in strategic applications, - Applications index of user involvement in developing new applications, - User satisfaction, - Index of user friendliness of applications, - Index of user satisfaction Process Management Operational Excellence Operational Excellence Key Performance Indicators would include : - Efficient software development, - Average days late in delivering software, - Average unexpected budget increase, - Percentage of projects performed within SLA, - Percentage of maintenance activities, - Efficient computer operations, - Percentage unavailability of network, - Response times per category of users, - Percentage of jobs done within time, - Efficient help desk function, - Average answer time of help desk,  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Develop and counsel employees, - Reward and retain employees, - Redeploy and retire employees, - Manage employee information Manage information technology: - Manage the Business of Information Technology, - Develop and Manage IT Customer Relationships, - Manage Business Resiliency and Risk, - Manage Enterprise Information, - Develop and Manage Information Technology Solutions, - Deploy Information Technology Solutions, Deliver and Support Information Technology Services, - Manage IT Knowledge Manage financial resources: - Perform planning and management accounting, Perform revenue accounting, - Perform general accounting and reporting, - Manage fixed-asset project accounting, - Process payroll, - Process accounts payable and expense reimbursements, - Manage treasury operations, - Manage internal controls, Manage taxes, - Manage international funds/consolidation Acquire, construct and manage property: - Design and construct/acquire nonproductive assets, - Maintain nonproductive assets, - Obtain, install, and plan maintenance for productive assets, - Dispose of productive and nonproductive assets, - Manage physical risk Manage environmental health and safety: - Determine environmental health and safety impacts, - Develop and execute environmental health and safety program, Train and educate employees, - Monitor and manage environmental health and safety management program, - Ensure compliance with regulations, - Manage remediation efforts Manage external relationships: - Build investor relationships, - Manage government and industry relationships, - Manage relations with board of directors, - Manage legal and ethical issues, - Manage public relations program Manage knowledge, improvement and change: - Create and manage organisational performance strategy, - Benchmark performance, - Develop enterprise-wide knowledge management (KM) capability, Manage change Design the IT Plan with a project portfolio We Design the IT Plan with a project portfolio : - Report Gap analysis findings, Focus on Strategy Execution, - And articulation. Focus on Strategy Articulation and Execution To build and demonstrate IT Success we need to focus on the Business IT roadmap; that is how do we (as CIO, IT Department) support business objectives and processes leveraged by IT and an effective IT Service strategy. Where we Focus on the Business Bottom Line is How fast can we get our products and services to market “Time to Market” & how can the IT department support the business from a Cycle Time and Cost Effectiveness perspective to support:  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE This is an introduction to the subject with a full version to be published on a stand alone basis. Understand and meet your stakeholders expectations Our experience is that where IT is perceived to fail to deliver to business expectations the Business (IT) Model (IT delivery capabilities to strategy execution) and Value proposition (Services) is often broken or non-existent (demand and cost drivers not understood or not communicated well enough). This is why a shared services or outsourcing solution is put in place since it forces the business to define services and service level agreements (as well as cost, consumption, chargeback) with an IT Business Model that is if not optimised at least focused on immediate business priorities and drivers (demand and cost). At the end of the day, business executives take the decision to outsource when: - IT is not perceived to understand stakeholder expectations, - IT is not perceived to contribute to business objectives, - IT is not perceived to deliver value to cost, - IT is not perceived to deliver services to business needs, The service is a commodity and cost is the primary driver. Stakeholder (IT) priorities: From an Executive Management Perspective it is important to understand that: - IT provides competitive leverage, - IT supports the achievement of strategic business objectives, - IT Delivers value to expenditure, - IT cost is managed effectively, - IT risk is identified and managed, - Targeted inter company IT synergies deliver to schedule, - We have a clear vision towards which we expect the IT department to deliver. From a Business Unit Management Perspective it is important to understand that: IT delivers to demand and cost drivers, - IT supports the achievement of tactical business objectives, - IT delivers perceived added value services and at a reasonable cost, - IT delivers to service level agreements (commitments), - IT investments positively affect business productivity and the customer experience, - We have a clear process vision towards which we expect the IT department to deliver. Priorities from an IT Management Perspective: - Strategy is reflected in the IT Value Baseline, - We understand stakeholder expectations and propose a service portfolio that correspond to both Demand and Cost drivers with a focus on perfect order business transactions, - We develop the professional competencies needed for successful service delivery, - We capture organisational knowledge to continuously improve performance, - IT and Stakeholder departments have clear objectives, processes and indicators with clear accountability and responsibility to deliver to the set strategy. From an IT Risk Management Perspective it is important to understand that: Business continuity is ensured, - The organisations assets and operations are protected, - Key business and technology risk is effectively managed, - Effective process, practise and controls are in place, - We have clear security objectives to  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE business needs to include technology as a part of the business strategy. We believe that in order for the CIO and the IT Department to position as premium provider of IT services and focus on value to cost we need to understand the Business (IT) Strategy and how the IT department can deliver effectively to business objectives, that is to deliver business value with IT: - What is the Business’s strategy and plans? , - What is the current business model that IT has to support? ,Where could IT make a significant impact on the business? ,- Are there any further opportunities to use IT? , - How do we provide IT Services as we meet demand and cost drivers where the decision is to make (internal) or to buy (external service provider)? We have identified 2 key trends for the CIO to focus on: - Differentiation (That is, how does IT provide a competitive advantage for the business), and - Cost (How does the IT Department deliver IT Services cost effectively). To do so we need to Build an effective IT Delivery Model to meet business needs and expectations as we leverage business strategy execution and business processes supported by an IT Service strategy (ITIL, IT – CMF, CobIT 5 (ValIT, CobIT 4.1, RiskIT), ISO 38 500, TOGAF and ISO 9001, ISO 27 001, COSO) delivered in a Business IT roadmap, that is how do we support business objectives and processes leveraged by IT and an effective IT Services strategy. Within this scope we would by definition address how we execute the IT service strategy (ITIL) Design - Spell out IT Activities from a demand and supplier side, Build - Set IT processes and key performance indicators, Run - Aligned to described ITIL activities and processes and full IT Financial Management (supported by delivery capability IT CMF, COBIT 5). Once services defined we can then decide where to run the application that support the IT and or Business Services (server / internal / external cloud / outsourced provider). Within the frame of an acquisition up to 80% of the value realisation is (can be) on the IT side. The failure to address IT and the IT strategy can be an additional (1 out of 3) reason to M & A failure. If we assume that to deliver business value with IT we need to support business objectives, the integration of a new entity is an optimisation of the current IT strategy (how we support business objectives and processes). We would obviously need to understand (and hopefully have the opportunity) how the current IT run before the purchase (IT due diligence) with full IT Financial Management to figure out the actual cost of delivered IT services (cost, consumption, chargeback). Once services defined we can then decide where to run the applications that support the IT and or Business Service (server / internal / external cloud / outsourced provider). We also need to define the purpose of the purchase (invest / divest) in the overall corporate strategy where it is of little use and a significant cost to integrate all systems in to a common backbone if the company is to be divested only a few years later. We could use an IT Scorecard to ensure that stakeholder expectations are met from an executive management, business line management, IT management and IT risk management perspective. The CIO and IT department needs to support the run of the current business activities as well as new emerging initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy. The cloud (internal or external) would be particularly well placed  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE cost? 4) can we ensure that services / applications are up and running (business continuity)…. Deliver effective IT services to business needs We Deliver effective IT services to business needs as we understand that At the end of the day Business Executives take the decision to out / cloud source when: IT is not perceived to understand stakeholder expectations, IT is not perceived to contribute to business objectives, IT is not perceived to deliver value to cost, IT is not perceived to deliver services to business needs, The IT department is unable to deliver services in a time to market perspective, IT propose an effective service portfolio that correspond to Demand and Cost drivers. IT contributes to business objectives as The IT service proposition is aligned to the business strategy: Stakeholder expectations are understood and IT propose a service portfolio that correspond to Demand and Cost drivers, Business Contribution, Cost, Consumption & Chargeback is identified, Focus is on perfect order business transactions, Services are effective (demand and cost drivers identified), Services are competitive (Benchmark Industry Market Forces) and New technological solutions that could change how current business is performed are explored, proposed and implemented. An IT Business Model and Business (IT) Value Proposition IT provides competitive leverage as the IT department delivers effective IT Services and innovative technology solutions to improve competitiveness, demonstrated and articulated in: An IT Business Model “This is how we deliver IT services to the business” and a Business IT Value proposition “This is how we support business objectives with services in a time to market perspective”. We deliver effective business strategy execution with an: (IT) Business Model “This is how we deliver IT services to the business” where IT processes (bundled IT services) are supported by applications and execute the IT Service strategy to business needs (where ITIL Spell out IT Activities from a demand and supplier side (Design), Set IT processes and key performance indicators (Build), Aligned to described ITIL activities and processes (Run)), Delivery capability (IT - CMF, CobIT 5, ValIT, CobIT 4.1, RiskIT, where we ensure that managed processes and objectives meet stakeholder expectations, ISO 38 500 we ensure that IT has the necessary means to effectively support the business strategy), Architecture (TOGAF where business objectives are supported by business processes, a business architecture leveraged by an IT architecture and applications that sit on an IT infrastructure as needed (inside the firewall on a server or mutualised servers (internal / private cloud) or outside the firewall on a mutualised server (external / public cloud), Security (ISO 9001, ISO 27 001, COSO where business continuity is ensured by risk and control objectives).  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Where the Bottom Line is that to leverage competitive advantage with new technology is “nice to have”, to keep the business systems running is mission critical! As we meet Stakeholder Expectations Business drivers support Strategy Execution To deliver business value with IT we need to Focus on the Business Bottom Line: How fast can we get our products and services to market “Time to Market” & how can the IT department support the business from a Cycle Time and Cost Effectiveness perspective. The CIO and IT department needs to support the run of the current business activities as well as new emerging initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy. The cloud (internal or external) would be particularly well placed to develop new services that can then be institutionalised as the success of the initiative is confirmed. Develop vision and strategy: - Define the business concept and long-term vision, Develop business strategy, - Manage strategic initiatives, Develop and manage products and services: - Manage product and service portfolio, Develop products and services, Market and sell products and services: - Understand markets, customers, and capabilities,- Develop marketing strategy, - Develop sales strategy, - Develop and manage marketing plans, - Develop and manage sales plans, Deliver products and services: - Plan for and acquire necessary resources (Supply Chain Planning), - Procure materials and services, - Produce/Manufacture/Deliver product, - Deliver service to customer, - Manage logistics and warehouse Manage customer services: - Develop customer care/customer service strategy, Plan and manage customer service operations, - Measure and evaluate customer service operations Develop and manage Human Capital: - Develop and manage human resources (HR) planning policies, and strategies, - Recruit, source, and select employees, Develop and counsel employees, - Reward and retain employees, - Redeploy and retire employees, - Manage employee information Manage information technology: - Manage the Business of Information Technology, - Develop and Manage IT Customer Relationships, - Manage Business Resiliency and Risk, - Manage Enterprise Information, - Develop and Manage Information Technology Solutions, - Deploy Information Technology Solutions, Deliver and Support Information Technology Services, - Manage IT Knowledge  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Investment Management We align and lever operating, management and support processes through the effective implementation of IT. Do we do the right things? The strategic question: The investment Is in line with our vision, Is consistent with our business principles, Contributes to our strategic objectives, Provides optimal value, at affordable cost, at an acceptable level of risk. Do we reap the benefits? The value question: We have A clear and shared comprehension of the expected benefits, Clear accountability to realise the benefits, Relevant metrics, An effective benefits realisation process over the full economic life cycle of the investment. Process Management We align and lever operating, management and support processes through the effective implementation of IT. Do we perform them in the right manner? The architecture question: The investment: Is in line with our architecture, Is consistent with our architectural principles, Contributes to the population of our architecture. Do we perform them well? The delivery question: We have Effective and disciplined management, delivery and change management processes, Competent and available technical and business resources to deliver: The required capabilities, Organisational change required to lever capabilities. Business Architecture Confirm Business Vision: Articulate strategic intent, Business objectives, Business drivers. Articulate the Business Value Proposition: Translate (Articulate) Business Vision to Business Architecture Vision & Business Architecture, Vision of Business Architecture “to be”: state “where we need to go”, “where we are now” & “how we need to proceed”, Architecture principles, Business principles, Technology principles, Build business case & roll out (with Roadmap). Deliver the Business Architecture: Translate Business Architecture Vision to Business Architecture, Vision of Business Architecture “to be”: state “where we need to go”, “where we are now” & “how we need to proceed”. Translate the Business Vision to an IT Vision: Vision of IT “to be state”: “where we need to go”, “where we are now” & “how we need to proceed”, Regulatory requirements, Technology guiding principles, IT Governance guiding principles (process & organise decisions).  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE to which the IT Strategy responds to industry and competitive environment, Extent to which the IT Strategy responds to internal capabilities, Extent to which Critical Success Factors are clearly identified, the Clarity of implementation plan. Objectives and Plans: There is a understanding of the: Extent to which long term plans are coherent and logical, Extent to which short term plans are appropriately costed and timetabled and the Consistency with overall goals and objectives. Financial plans: Appropriateness of detail, Clarity with which assumptions have been stated, Extent to which profit / return criteria has been evaluated, Evidence of appropriate scenario and sensitivity analysis, Evidence of appropriate key performance indicators. Communication and buy in: There is an understanding of the Extent to which the strategy has been communicated and the Extent to which staff performance towards the business IT strategy is recognised. Meet stakeholder expectations: There is an understanding of the Suitability of the IT strategy, Feasibility of the IT strategy and the Acceptability of the IT strategy. Deliver IT services to business needs: we understand that At the end of the day Business Executives take the decision to out / cloud source when: IT is not perceived to understand stakeholder expectations, IT is not perceived to contribute to business objectives, IT is not perceived to deliver value to cost, IT is not perceived to deliver services to business needs, The IT department is unable to deliver services in a time to market perspective, IT propose an effective service portfolio that correspond to Demand and Cost drivers. IT contributes to business objectives: The IT service proposition is aligned to the business strategy as: Stakeholder expectations are understood and IT propose a service portfolio that correspond to Demand and Cost drivers, Business Contribution, Cost, Consumption & Chargeback is identified, Focus is on perfect order business transactions, Services are effective (demand and cost drivers identified), Services are competitive (Benchmark Industry Market Forces) and New technological solutions that could change how current business is performed are explored, proposed and implemented. We provides competitive leverage As the IT department delivers effective IT Services and innovative technology solutions to improve competitiveness, demonstrated and articulated in: An IT Business Model “This is how we deliver IT services to the business” and a Business IT Value proposition “This is how we support business objectives with services in a time to market perspective”. The Business (IT) Strategy links to operations Link Strategy and Operations: Develop the Strategy, Translate the Strategy, Plan Operations, Monitor and Learn, Test and Adapt the Strategy, Execute Procedures and Initiatives  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE We deliver effective business strategy execution IT provides competitive leverage as the IT department delivers effective IT Services and innovative technology solutions to improve competitiveness, demonstrated and articulated in: An IT Business Model “This is how we deliver IT services to the business” and a Business IT Value proposition “This is how we support business objectives with services in a time to market perspective”. We deliver effective business strategy execution with an: (IT) Business Model “This is how we deliver IT services to the business” where IT processes (bundled IT services) are supported by applications and execute the IT Service strategy to business needs (where ITIL Spell out IT Activities from a demand and supplier side (Design), Set IT processes and key performance indicators (Build), Aligned to described ITIL activities and processes (Run)), Delivery capability (IT – CMF, CobIT 5, ValIT, CobIT 4.1, RiskIT, where we ensure that managed processes and objectives meet stakeholder expectations, ISO 38 500 we ensure that IT has the necessary means to effectively support the business strategy), Architecture (TOGAF where business objectives are supported by business processes, a business architecture leveraged by an IT architecture and applications that sit on an IT infrastructure as needed (inside the firewall on a server or mutualised servers (internal / private cloud) or outside the firewall on a mutualised server (external / public cloud), Security (ISO 9001, ISO 27 001, COSO where business continuity is ensured by risk and control objectives). A Business (IT) Value Proposition “This is how we support business objectives with services in a time to market perspective” where we support business processes (Develop vision and strategy, Develop and manage products and services, Market and sell products and services, Deliver products and services, Manage customer services, Develop and manage Human Capital, Manage information technology, Manage financial resources, Acquire, construct and manage property, Manage environmental health and safety, Manage external relationships, Manage knowledge, improvement and change) where Business processes (bundles Business services) are supported by applications. With a Service Strategy Service Strategy with Financial Management for IT Services, Service Portfolio management, Demand Management. Chapter 11. To leverage IT for Strategic Advantage  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE increase in the added value perceived (that will take the said actors out of the equation to compete on cost only). Value Innovation, that is Differentiation and Cost! If apple inc is one of the highest valued business it is because the deliver best in class technology but above all due to the fact that they deliver a superior customer experince at the right cost to value. Michael Porter (http://hbr.org/2008/01/the-five-competitive-forces-that-shape-strategy/ar/1) identified competitive advantage by differentiation or cost. The value equation norm in the industrial world has since become differentiation and cost. The IT department as provider of services can no longer focus on one or the other. Standardisation both from a service and process perspective is a must. Each business is unique but the processes used to deliver to business objectives are to 80% the same across sectors. Within manufacturing standardisation is key, the IT department should move down the same path. If Salesforce.com or box.net, Oracle and SAP can deliver cross industry and sector we need to define the amount of “tailor made” that we are ready to pay for and how “Agile” do we need to be? To manufacture a product or build a building we specify the description to the needs of the client, deliver a blue print and produce / build. Changes in the production are costly, yet this is the very basis for “Agile” reason why most IT Contractors would not accept a set cost frame for a contract where the blue print was not defined well enough to produce to the needs of the client in the first place (moving target dilemma). The bottom line is that we need to rapidly be able to understand modelise and deliver to the needs of the business and business objectives. If standardised solutions cover 80 % of the needs that would most likely be enough. To systematically capture (modelise) unique “tailored” business processes in a modelisation tool that are not industrialised is not only a waste of time but of enterprise resources (unless this would be required by the audit team). A coherent approach would be to identify business processes that support activities that could be industrialied with IT when needed and modelised if we cannot find a standardised solution off the shelf. Even my tailor (one of the finest in Paris) has moved forward to a model of “tailor made” to half custom made where he has realised that a person that does not know what he needed in the first place will systematically be disappointed and want something better as the product is delivered (even if it corresponds to what the client asked for). The situation is comparable to that of most IT departments and one of the reasons why an internal client can refuse to sign off the delivery of an application because the colour of beige is not right where he most likely know that the definition did not correspond to the needs of the business in the first place and certainly less so 18 or 36 months (processes modelled and defined by a consultant, translated and programmed) down the road.  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Management solutions tend to "massage" the general ledger and do not provide an effective integration to the IT Service Strategy over time. As a result they do not provide cost transparency on an ongoing basis, nor do they deliver to the above set objectives. You need to pull together an end-to-end perspective of IT Spend to: - Present a full granular IT Financial Management Model and "as a service”, - Align Project Spend with Service Spend, - Provide a transversal view that is an IT sub ledger that break out cost, consumption, show - / chargeback not only a “macro perspective”, Efficiency of each Service, - Leverage / consolidate the initiatives that you have already put in place, - Optimise the service portfolio as we identify opportunities to remove unused services (licenses) incremental cumulation, the time of the “silver bullet magical solutions” is over (if it ever existed), and take decisions based on economical logics and business needs rather than the “fad” of the moment, - Meet stakeholder expectations from an executive and business management perspective would this be among your current priorities You need to demonstrate how you Create Business Value and Optimise IT’s contribution to the business: - Service Portfolio optimised around business value - IT spend streamlined through in depth cost transparency - Measure IT performance with financial KPIs - Model customer consumption of IT services – chargeback - Optimise internal processes, controls, organisation - Demonstrate the value that IT contributes to the business - In the follow business critical areas: - Budget – Strategic Planning - IT Controlling - Simulate scenarios - M & A, data center consolidation, etc - Demonstrate IT’s contribution to the business - ITIL v3 implementations, BSM projects Where the Bottom line is that: IT Management needs to transform their business model: - Move from a cost center centric to a Service based model - Manage a Portfolio of Services-enable cost / value optimization - Efficiency of each Service - Effectiveness of each Service - Manage IT performance on a cost per unit and consumption basis  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Effectiveness perspective or will see the go to market trend with the business as direct customer grow significantly. Transform the IT Business Model A number of approaches to strategy execution have evolved over the last years, but have not been effectively adapted to the execution of the IT Strategy. The Balanced Scorecard by Kaplan and Norton that I have to some extent addresses earlier is one, The Blue Strategy Ocean by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne is another. Though the approaches where developed for the execution of the business strategy they can effectively be used to ensure that the IT Strategy support the Business Strategy. In short a Blue ocean is a new market created as we innovate and redefine value in regards of the perception of the customer / client. Where technology can be an accelerator value innovation is inherently linked to the customer value perception and can be delivered by both established players and new entrants (start ups). New markets created by established players are usually situated within their core business. Long standing excellence is rare but a brand name and a large treasury and the ability to create new market space is key to deliver industry growth and profit. Key questions are: How attractive is this industry, as existing player what should your strategy be to achieve profitable growth, If you are not in this marketplace should you enter, If yes, what should your strategy be? How can we make the competition irrelevant and create new demand, Do we want to segment or de-segment the market, Do we focus on the competition or on alternatives? Eliminate, Reduce, Raise, Create is one of the techniques used to understand which feature of a service is valued by the client / customer where cirque du Soleil, Swatch, Apple, DuPont, IBM are examples of companies that have created / defined new markets to meet the needs of the customer / client and that can successfully be deployed within an IT context. To support business strategy execution The execution of the defined business strategy is often a mystery (missing link) both on the Business and the IT side. The truth is that regardless of how well the executive team draws out the strategy in the boardroom the bottom line is that the business initiatives that were supported by clients succeeds, those not supported by clients (that do not get it) fail and disappear. The CIO and IT department hence needs to support the run of the current business activities as well as new emerging initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy. The cloud (internal or external) would be particularly well placed to develop new services that can then be institutionalised as the success of the initiative is confirmed.  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE Strategy Map Captured in a Strategy Map that Formalises stakeholder outcomes to deliver value. The Stakeholder Strategy Roadmap set the scope with Objectives: - Formalise stakeholder outcomes: To deliver value for all parties (partnership), Which drives Customer value: For effective and satisfied end users, That deliver - Business processes: Speed, process innovation and growth, Executed by - Employees and organisation: Collaboration that deliver strategy execution. Strategy Canvas Articulated in a Strategy Canvas The Stakeholder Strategy Map Formalises stakeholder outcomes to deliver value for all parties. The strategy canvas allow the teams to articulate and formulate objectives on a project / program basis for improved execution with an extended GAP, risk and added value analysis captured in a DARCI (Decision taker, Accountable, Responsible, Consulted & Informed). A Collaboration Theme Scorecard The Collaboration Theme Scorecard Sets process objectives, Identifies: levers for joint actions and wins, metrics and initiatives on a short, middle & long term basis. Objectives: - Set process objectives,- Identify levers for joint actions and wins,Identify metrics, Identify initiatives on a short, middle and long term basis. Levers: Joint: Steering committee, development committee, project teams, crossfunctional teams, process improvement teams and functional improvement teams. The do-or-die questions boards should ask about technology In the “The do-or-die questions boards should ask about technology” (http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Business_Technology/The_do-or-die_questions_boards_should_ask_about_technology?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck-oth-1306 ) Paul Willmott raises a number of questions that well recapitualtes what we have seen in this chapter: 1. How will IT change the basis of competition in our industry? Questions to ask: - Who are our emerging competitors? - How is technology helping us win against traditional and new competitors? - How can we use technology to enter new markets?  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE 6. Do we have the capabilities required to deliver value from IT? Questions to ask: - Do we have the capabilities needed to drive full value from our existing IT systems? - What are the weakest links in our capabilities? - Do we have enough IT-literate executives? - What is our plan for upgrading capabilities? 7. Who is accountable for IT and how do we hold them to account? Questions to ask: - What is our operating model for IT, and is it aligned with our business priorities? - Who is accountable for delivering business value from IT—both overall and by activity? - Are those accountable being measured using business-friendly scorecards that create the right incentives? 8. Are we comfortable with our level of IT risk? Questions to ask: - Do we have a comprehensive understanding of the IT risks we face? - How is our level of IT risk measured, and is it aligned with the company’s overall risk appetite? - How are we reducing our IT risk on an ongoing basis? - Who is responsible for overseeing the level of IT risk? 9. Are we making the most of our technology story? Questions to ask: - What are the key messages we should communicate?  
    • Copyright 2013 Martin Palmgren EVP .COMMUNICATE does the IT Department deliver IT Services cost effectively). To do so we need to Build an effective IT Delivery Model to meet business needs and expectations as we leverage business strategy execution and business processes supported by an IT Service strategy (ITIL, IT – CMF, CobIT 5 (ValIT, CobIT 4.1, RiskIT), ISO 38 500, TOGAF and ISO 9001, ISO 27 001, COSO) delivered in a Business IT roadmap, that is how do we support business objectives and processes leveraged by IT and an effective IT Services strategy. Within this scope we would by definition address how we execute the IT service strategy (ITIL) Design - Spell out IT Activities from a demand and supplier side, Build - Set IT processes and key performance indicators, Run - Aligned to described ITIL activities and processes and full IT Financial Management (supported by delivery capability IT CMF, COBIT 5). Once services defined we can then decide where to run the application that support the IT and or Business Services (server / internal / external cloud / outsourced provider). Within the frame of an acquisition up to 80% of the value realisation is (can be) on the IT side. The failure to address IT and the IT strategy can be an additional (1 out of 3) reason to M & A failure. If we assume that to deliver business value with IT we need to support business objectives, the integration of a new entity is an optimisation of the current IT strategy (how we support business objectives and processes). We would obviously need to understand (and hopefully have the opportunity) how the current IT run before the purchase (IT due diligence) with full IT Financial Management to figure out the actual cost of delivered IT services (cost, consumption, chargeback). Once services defined we can then decide where to run the applications that support the IT and or Business Service (server / internal / external cloud / outsourced provider). We also need to define the purpose of the purchase (invest / divest) in the overall corporate strategy where it is of little use and a significant cost to integrate all systems in to a common backbone if the company is to be divested only a few years later. We could use an IT Scorecard to ensure that stakeholder expectations are met from an executive management, business line management, IT management and IT risk management perspective. The CIO and IT department needs to support the run of the current business activities as well as new emerging initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy. The cloud (internal or external) would be particularly well placed to develop new services that can then be institutionalised as the success of the initiative is confirmed. The CIO and IT Department that sit around and wait for the Business Strategy to be formalised to build an IT strategy and vision might not make the 18 months magic mark. The IT Bottom line is that the IT Strategy should support business objectives, with new technology as needed as the IT department delivers effective IT Services and innovative technology solutions to improve competitiveness, demonstrated and articulated.