Technology Assessment & Planning
We believe technology can be a strategic enabler and should be invested in through that lens. For the areas where technology does not drive strategic outcomes, investments should either be reallocated or optimized toward services and software that complement your organization. But, for the areas of technology that do drive strategic outcomes, your decision making should be centered around value, not cost.
We believe a product mindset is required to achieve success. Technology is now a critical part of your users’ experience, whether they are internal or external, and they expect your technology to constantly improve and evolve. This continuous evolution requires changes to your technology platforms, processes, people, and culture.
We believe technology is strategy. Traditionally, IT strategy followed business strategy in an attempt to align to it, but the two can no longer be separated—your technology decisions are core to your business strategy. Your technology leadership, alongside your broader leadership team, must understand the technology opportunities and threats around every corner in order to effectively steer your company’s strategy.
Creating and implementing a strategy centered on technology is at the core of Thought Ensemble—it is what we originally built this company to do. Some of the areas where we help our clients include:
- Technology strategy
- Application/product assessments
- Application portfolio assessments
- Vendor selection
- Sourcing strategy
- Agile transformation
Securing Budget to Erase Technical Debt
The new CIO was working to align the executive team and his IT leadership team, who were more focused on reducing IT spend than thinking strategically about technology investments.
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Strategy is, in its simplest form, defining where you are going and how you will get there. Having a clear, well-articulated, and actionable strategy is critical to your organization’s success, especially when you want to transform your business.
ORGANIZATION & OPERATIONS
To compete today, businesses must move faster, provide better experiences, and continually innovate; and your ability to do so is strongly influenced by the structure and definition of your operations and organization.
STRATEGIC PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Consistently delivering on initiatives and programs can be a competitive advantage, and the turbulence of modern times has only increased the need for companies to have strong project management practices.
When your organization needs to evolve its technology, processes, or people capabilities, intentional change enablement increases the speed and effectiveness of adoption. It is a critical component to achieving the outcomes of a transformation.