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Delivering IT Value


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How an IT department can bring value to the organization and be part of the overall strategic plan

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Delivering IT Value

  1. 1. Understanding Your Organization’s IT Capabilities to Provide Maximum Business Value Mark T. Edmead Email: web: 2010 MTE Advisors 1
  2. 2. The Impact of IT Capabilities  IT services, spending, and offerings should be in alignment with the company’s capabilities  Business strategies and sources of competitive advantage should be linked to IT services  Focus investments to extend corporate capabilities while cut investments that do not support the corporate initiatives(c) 2010 MTE Advisors 2
  3. 3. IT Alignment to Business  Migrate IT spending from “keep lights on” activities to investments to provide new business value  Align IT to emergent business priorities by developing new operating, service delivery, and governance models  To enhance and drive corporate capabilities align IT skills, competencies, and training programs(c) 2010 MTE Advisors 3
  4. 4. What Can You Do?  Identify business trends that have the most impact on IT  Impact drivers include competitor’s actions, customer needs and desires, and changes in regulatory environment  Reevaluate IT services and compare to company’s capabilities(c) 2010 MTE Advisors 4
  5. 5. IT Project Initiatives  Rank each IT project initiative based on their strategic importance and value potential  IT projects can fall in one of these four categories  Projects that keep the lights on  Project that refine processes  Projects that sustain the organization  Projects that help the organization grow(c) 2010 MTE Advisors 5
  6. 6. In Summary  Insist that IT participates in high-level decisions  Focus on enabling corporate strategy  Understand how IT can enable the organization’s capabilities  Not just find ways to cut cost  Help business identify the right capabilities(c) 2010 MTE Advisors 6
  7. 7. Contact Information Mark T. Edmead Email: Web: 2010 MTE Advisors 7