IT needs to establish a lightweight and effective governance process that links all activities back to the business strategies (line of sight). Central bodies must have authority to enforce rules. This increases co-ordination, buy-in and morale while reducing duplication and risk.
Holistic approach to software engineering, focusing on automation, smart use of tools, and lightweight but effective processes.
Process and automation-driven Operations, with clear accountability, strict environment promotion criteria, configuration management etc.
Skills aligned to Enterprise and Business needs, focusing on Training (skills), Development (disciplines) and Behaviours (culture change).
Organisation structured to maximise efficiency and effective teamwork, break down silos, create interlinks; with clear roles/responsibilities.
An incremental roadmap built to satisfy the strategy, delivering functionality in an ROI-prioritised and incremental fashion.
Processes in place to determine priorities definition.
Processes in place to define enterprise functionality/service requirements.
Create an architecture supported both by business and IT, delivering to the business.
Never do architecture for architecture’s sake!
Create principles but don’t hang everything off them.
IT and the Business must create a funding model in terms of business value and impact not just IT cost. IT investments must be measured on ROI and TCO of real business impact and be treated like any other business investment.
ProSolveIT sees IT aligned to the Business. IT and Business alignment enables business processes and is critical to the enterprise and innovation. The IT strategy is linked to the Business strategy enabling the enterprise to step back from short term ROI and look at long term ROI and TCO with respect to real business value and not just short term cost.
ProSolveIT have 5 core themes that sit around governance to deliver alignment and direction through Enterprise Architecture. Governance takes the deliverables from the other themes and enforces compliance and inter-theme relationships to ensure incremental consistent delivery.