Our services: build your own
We wanted to just say “We help organizations improve their performance through technology” but our marketing people said that was too vague. Apparently, most people want to buy something that comes in a neat box; but the problems most organizations face with technology don’t come in nice boxes, wrapped up and ready for a standardized solution.
We believe in the “Build Your Own” approach to strategy. When we work with clients, we invest significant time up front to understand the strategic problems we’re working on before we even begin talking about a project. We don’t believe in cookie cutter approaches or their resulting cookie cutter answers.
However, we also recognize that there are risks associated with building a custom approach to each problem we face. How do you ensure you are focused on the right problem? How do you learn and leverage from previous experiences? How do you employ a good method and framework to produce the best results in a short period of time?
Our approaches share a common theme: they make the problem easier to see and they draw out solutions that were previously hidden. We’ve created five main services from which we pick and choose components to create a strategic starting point. Our clients rarely pick just one service, but instead build their own solution from components of each.
We’ve built a set of intellectual capital and project experiences that enable us to assist organizations in transforming their technology capabilities. From innovation strategies to architecture designs, from technology market assessments to portfolio analysis, we help our clients solve hard technology strategy problems. Find out more.
Our organizational design service focuses on building the best technology organization to support the unique needs of the business. We understand the tradeoffs between centralization and decentralization. Our method creates strategic alignment for roles, productive/low overhead processes, and clear reporting relationships. Find out more.
Our performance improvement and measurement service builds on the idea that measurement is one of the best ways to improve organizational alignment to strategy. Through a combination of scorecards, organizational design models and technology strategic decisions, we help organizations transform technology organizations into high performance groups aligned to corporate strategy. Find out more.
We’ve built a unique technology leadership tool that assesses the fit of each person in the organization to the role that they’ve been assigned. This tool can be used for organizational assessments, for recruiting the right roles and as the starting point for coaching. Find out more.
Engaging with us for our MBTI Team Building service brings you a uniquely IT, in-depth experience using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator instrument. We pair a technology consultant with a Ph.D in Organizational Psychology who will make the team building exercise educational while also specifically targeting personalities typically found in IT organizations. The goal of this service is to provide your team with the tools and knowledge that will lead to them speaking a common language and working together more effectively and efficiently. Find out more.