IT Strategy, Architecture & Roadmap Development

Business expectations are evolving. IT must now be aligned with company strategies with the ability to adapt quickly to changing business goals. Running as a business within the business, IT must be able to deliver new capabilities at an affordable cost in a reasonable timeframe, without sacrificing quality and without using the non-discretionary cost burden as an excuse for inaction.

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Developing a Roadmap

Smart companies know they need to make significant shifts to move toward a more agile, business-aligned focus. We can help your IT department choose what will be most impactful for your business:

  • Emphasis on joint business/IT governance and project ownership
  • Focus on utility computing models vs. dedicated infrastructure with the inherent TCO cost implications
  • Right-sized processes to match the size, complexity and risk profile of an initiative
  • Use of agile development techniques with short-cycle iterations and strong client partnerships
  • QA emphasis throughout the development lifecycle to ensure quality consistent with business expectations
  • Focus on IT strategy and alignment with business strategy
  • Emphasis on metrics and creating a fact-based performance culture
  • Awareness of business value and the benefits derived from new initiatives

Creating an Agile IT Capability

IT organizations seek agility, and Veracity can help companies create agility from multiple perspectives, each with unique characteristics and outcomes. We specialize in developing six key focus areas:

  • Strategic Alignment focuses on agility and ensures IT is in alignment with enterprise goals and governance.
  • Portfolio Management addresses how IT allocates available funds toward the achievement of business and technology requirements.
  • IT Core Service focus requires the view of IT as a set of core service offerings that can be measured, valued and improved either internally or externally.
  • Process Agility requires effective core IT operating processes necessary for the delivery of services. These may be internally created or acquired through service sourcing optimization.
  • Demand & Supply focus assumes there’s an understanding of both incoming demand and the capacity of the organization to address this demand in a responsive manner.
  • Architecture focuses on the reusability of core assets, the streamlining of the core operating infrastructure, and domain-based application rationalization.