Our IT Review identifies the value and effectiveness of existing investment in IT. The approach is designed to independently assess where you are today and build a plan for improvement activities.
Our Aim:
Our Approach:
Our data driven approach will provide an independent baseline assessment

Mobilise

Key Facts:

  • Project initiation.
  • Validate project objectives.
  • Identify key stakeholders and  define project management  approach.
  • Review data collection  requirements and templates to  access information availability.
  • Submit initial list of data  requirements.
  • Gather information about  current state, e.g. organisation charts, costs,  performance, operating  reviews, IT and  business strategies.

Data collection & Interviews

Key Facts:

  • Establish a common  understanding of the data model among the data collection team.
  • Define guidelines and  assumptions for data collection.
  • Establish timeline and delivery  mechanism for completion of  data collection.
  • Conduct interviews with IT and  Business leaders and team  members (as required).
  • Customise and distribute data  collection templates.
  • Provide on-going support  for completion.

Data review & analysis

Key Facts:

  • IT cost and FTE review
  • Collect and review existing  performance and IT process  documentation.
  • Assess current service delivery  model, KPIs and organisational  structures.
  • Review current organisation  operating and interaction model.
  • Review current IT architecture  for potential to increase  robustness.

Reporting

Key Facts:

  • Commentary of current  delivery of IT services against  leading practice.
  • Review of current IT Roadmap  against IT aspiration.
  • Finalisation of prioritised  roadmap of improvement  opportunities.

Deliverables:

  • Agreed scope.
  • Data collection templates.
  • Interview and session plan.
  • Guiding principles defined.

Deliverables:

  • Data collection guidance  material.
  • Collated information baseline.
  • High-level interview minutes.

Deliverables:

  • High-level preliminary  assessment report containing key  observations.

Deliverables:

  • Final IT assessment report  including key findings and  recommendations.
  • Prioritised roadmap  of opportunities.
We assess each aspect of the IT function to give a detailed view of the current state-of-health
We build a detailed view of all improvement activities

Are you spending too much on IT - or maybe not enough?

Our IT Review identifies the value and effectiveness of existing investment in IT. The approach is designed to independently assess where you are today and build a plan for improvement activities.
Our Aim:
Our Approach:
Our data driven approach will provide an independent baseline assessment
Mobilise
Key Facts:
  • Project initiation.
  • Validate project objectives.
  • Identify key stakeholders and  define project management  approach.
  • Review data collection  requirements and templates to  access information availability.
  • Submit initial list of data  requirements.
  • Gather information about  current state, e.g. organisation charts, costs,  performance, operating  reviews, IT and  business strategies.
Deliverables:
  • Agreed scope.
  • Data collection templates.
  • Interview and session plan.
  • Guiding principles defined.
Data Collection & Interviews
Key Facts:
  • Establish a common  understanding of the data model among the data collection team.
  • Define guidelines and  assumptions for data collection.
  • Establish timeline and delivery  mechanism for completion of  data collection.
  • Conduct interviews with IT and  Business leaders and team  members (as required).
  • Customise and distribute data  collection templates.
  • Provide on-going support  for completion.
Deliverables:
  • Data collection guidance  material.
  • Collated information baseline.
  • High-level interview minutes.
Data Review & Analysis
Key Facts:
  • IT cost and FTE review
  • Collect and review existing  performance and IT process  documentation.
  • Assess current service delivery  model, KPIs and organisational  structures.
  • Review current organisation  operating and interaction model.
  • Review current IT architecture  for potential to increase  robustness.
Deliverables:
  • High-level preliminary  assessment report containing key  observations.
Recommendations
Key Facts:
  • Commentary of current  delivery of IT services against  leading practice.
  • Review of current IT Roadmap  against IT aspiration.
  • Finalisation of prioritised  roadmap of improvement  opportunities.
Deliverables:
  • Final IT assessment report  including key findings and  recommendations.
  • Prioritised roadmap  of opportunities.
We assess each aspect of the IT function to give a detailed view of the current state-of-health
We build a detailed view of all improvement activities

Are you spending too much on IT - or maybe not enough?

Mark Lockton Goddard

Mark Lockton Goddard

CEO

Prior to founding embracent, Mark held senior leadership positions in a range of FTSE listed businesses – building a solid reputation for leading complex global transformation with the aid of technology

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