As businesses come to grips with the evolving economic climate, the need for technology to operate at the velocity of business has become increasingly relevant. This context has spawned many competing priorities for the IT dollar, compelling IT leadership to ensure both the efficiency of their organization’s operating model as its agility to respond to foreseen and unforeseen changes.
Our years of experience working with technology and business organizations have shown that most operating models have grown bloated over the years. Their processes, practices, methods and standards served a purpose when they were implemented, but now they merely increase cost and reduce agility while providing little business value.
We help companies navigate comprehensive change initiatives that reset the way technology is delivered. This approach has helped businesses transform their technology operating model to reduce portfolio costs by 30% and improve portfolio resiliency by more than 50%.
The Target State is built around the following key principles:
- Integrated full-stack agile teams aligned to business domains
- Operations transformation through implementation of AIOps and SmartOps
- SRE led Ops for integrated applications and platform management
- DevSecOps model implemented all investment portfolios
Embarking on a technology operating model transformation has risks and can incur significant costs. Creating a self-funding roadmap for change, underwritten as part of our commercial agreement, can help to remove those risks. As part of this roadmap, a comprehensive assessment reveals the ideal roadmap for transforming the technology operating model, the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the transformation, and the funding mechanisms for the change.
Over the medium to long term, this method of operating model transformation can help build new ways of working that empower companies to sustain their transformation. Using a multi-faceted approach, technology leaders can address inefficiencies with a particular focus on nine core capabilities that ultimately drive three outcomes: TCO reduction, improvements to change cycle times, and increases in developer productivity. These outcomes, along with the removal of activities that did not add value, can result in the outcomes being self-funded.
To kickstart this effort, companies can take advantage of a free survey-based analysis that evaluates their organization’s current maturity in each of the nine core capabilities, supported by a one-day value-stream mapping activity. With these findings in hand, we will stand ready to support companies as they consider transforming their technology operating model to help build resilience for their business in the current economic climate and in the future.