IT Leadership as a Change Agent
Businesses have a high reliance on IT and IT has a direct impact on business strategy, efficiency & profitability. It is important that the person overseeing IT as a CIO, CTO, or IT Director have a high-level of knowledge and experience with both a tactical and strategic view. In fact, the CIO works with every functional area in the enterprise and has a direct impact on department efficiency and effectiveness as the CIO affects change throughout the organization.
In addition to the IT leader, IT must be managed with input from business leadership through a solid and structured governance process.
Provide a Part-time or Temporary CIO Resource
Perhaps your business is too small for a full-time strategic-level CIO or you are not sure if your organization is in need of a CIO-level position? We can provide a part-time CIO to fill the gap. If you have had turnover at the top level of the IT organization, we can help.
In addition to providing temporary leadership, we can assess your situation, work with you to plan the future direction and needs of IT, and help you search for and select a new IT leader.
Establish and Improve IT Governance
With an effective governance process, you can drive value and make an impact to benefit the organization. Governance provides a decision making and accountability framework that identifies what decisions will be made by whom to ensure the company achieves maximum value from their IT asset. We work with you to:
- Establish a proper governance committee (e.g. steering committee) and structure
- Define the purpose, scope, and processes for each governance body
- Define a prioritization process that fits your company culture to align IT projects with business priorities
- Identify a balanced scorecard and metrics that are meaningful to the business to measure value and progress
- Develop a risk mitigation plan to identify and manage risks
- Develop processes and procedures to request, prioritize, and manage projects
Interim or temporary leadership can move your IT organization to the next level of maturity and set the organization on a new course or fresh start if necessary. Permanent leadership can then be selected to best meet the needs, hit the ground running, with an increased ability to be successful.
Improved governance significantly increases business satisfaction as business leaders understand and have input into the direction of IT. In fact, studies show that firms with above-average IT governance and plans had more than 20% higher profits than firms with poor governance following the same strategy.