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IT Alignment with Business Strategy

• IT Governance

• Technology Plan. & Project Selection

• Application Assessment




IT Governance

"IT Governance" is the methodology by which information technology initiatives are aligned with the business strategy of a company. The DCL Group helps clients to successfully address the following key objectives:

•     Establish an ongoing structure and discipline jointly between IT and the customer/user - both operational and line of business

•     Establish a methodology for categorizing projects and system changes

  • Non-discretionary projects are mandatory. (such as emergency or "break & fix", regulatory changes, new releases which are required to avoid obsolescence and maintain vendor support)

  • Discretionary projects and enhancements

•     Establish a methodology for requesting and prioritizing discretionary projects and system changes which considers

  • Company goals and strategy

  • Costs and benefits; return on investment

  • Company image

  • Operational necessity

•     Establish a forum for it governance

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants

  • Establish a formal meeting schedule

  • Maintain lists of requested discretionary changes

  • Size and cost items as soon as possible after receipt; identify priorities associated with each change

  • Document status of enhancements in process; establish a schedule of targets to both start and complete work

  • Educate the forum as to the cost of "changing horses mid-stream" - in $, time, quality, aggravation

The DCL Group: An IT Management Consulting Company
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