In today’s increasingly virtualized and globalized workplace, organizations need new ways to innovate, allocate resources and reinvent processes leveraging the latest trends. That’s where smart strategies pay off, particularly in times of economic uncertainty.
Working closely with clients, our consultants help your company define new innovative target operating models to drive the business transformations needed to achieve success. Our management consultants’ experience runs deep.
POWERNET provides advice on creating competitive advantage by transforming business and target operating models. Our consultants speak the language of business and IT to ensure the business model, operating model and people/organization model are aligned. We were responsible throughout the entire project lifecycle. Leading companies use our customized solutions to gain an advantage in the marketplace. We help you save costs immediately, while making businesses work smarter. With the right partner, you can redirect valuable resources more efficiently and strategically. Turn to us and re-focus your internal resources on strategic capabilities to innovate and grow your business. Our consultants focused approach included the following topics:
+ How do we ensure the target operating model optimally supports the business strategy?
+ How does the new target operating model improve the way the organization, the business processes and IT work?
+ What are the near-term and long-term implementation roadmaps, from current to desired future state?
The Project Charter sets out the objectives, scope, approach, timeline, team responsibilities and deliverables so that these are clearly articulated to stakeholders and signed off by the project sponsor. A stakeholder analysis and subsequent meeting are critical to obtain buy-in to the objectives of the project deliverables and a successful implementation.
The vision statement documents the intended direction and strategy of the leadership so that this can be communicated across the organization. The vision is supported by the Operating Model principles which provide strategic guidance on management’s preferred direction so that the team can focus options and recommendations. The business model provides indications of volumes and how these will change over time. This has implications for scale that will impact on sourcing decisions including vendor type, appetite to take on business and resulting costs.
Defining the ‘as-is’ functions, systems and people provides a baseline for the design of the future operating model. It highlights current problems and is the basis for the analysis of the impact of volume changes, which functions and systems could be sourced, what requirements would be and how the model will change over time.
The organization's operating model will change over time as a result of volume adjustments to the business, a need to move away from existing systems and the anticipate loss of key personnel The deliverables will show how the operating model transition should change in a controlled way and changes that will be made to the functions and systems as a result The models will show which functions should be sourced and the potential cost implications for decision making.
Today’s digital age business requires new tools and models for thinking about strategy and innovation. Traditional business models and forms of governance no longer work as effectively. The digital revolution has changed the way your business leaders run their companies, go to market, compete, and interact with customers and suppliers. Hiring a POWERNET consultants and allowing our leading digital thinkers helpand you will come away with new insights into competing and fresh ideas for value creation. You will also be oriented to the concepts of design thinking and collaboration. The key to your small business success will be to master the best uses of the technology, apply them to your business, and truly understand WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS! We will focus on showing you:
POWERNET focused on understanding the short and long-term needs and determining the best use of technology that allows IT to deliver an efficient and automated solution to the business. This allows you to focus on the business and have technology seamlessly solve needs versus impeding progress. Our services are delivered using a consistent, structured delivery methodology and approach which allows us to come in on-time, on-budget, lower risk, and ensure your success. Our services provide advice on creating competitive advantage by leveraging IT to transform business operations. Our consultants speak the language of business and IT to provide
Our systematic approach to portfolio rationalization helps determine the best option for each IT application or asset analyzed based upon its value. Options range from retention, to application phase-out, to remediation/rewrite or outsourcing.
The ability to quickly react to market demands and rapidly launch new products and services to meet emerging customer needs is critical to maintain competitive advantage. Redundant, isolated applications create an environment where even the smallest changes require long lead times. This makes it difficult for enterprises to quickly release new products and services to market since even small changes to business systems with many redundant applications requires long time periods and involve significant resource costs. POWERNET services include:
An effective alternative to take on the challenge of isolated applications is application rationalization, also referred to as consolidation or platforming. Application rationalization is the next emerging frontier of IT savings that reduces costs and improves IT agility in meeting customer requirements. POWERNET follows a well-defined, disciplined process to create a detailed framework that allows clients to work through the application rationalization process:
Our portfolio assessment approach to IT applications can help CIOs with rationalization and quality strategy and decisions. We extend our expertise to provide a continuum of platforming services that match the platforming maturity level of our clients, harvesting existing IT assets and consolidating them into reusable components for accelerated business outcomes.
Our approach involves 3 key steps:
Maintaining this diverse application portfolio also eats into their IT budgets. Organizations should treat its ‘IT portfolio’ as any business should treat its important assets, investments and capital and also understand how to take actions to optimize performance and quickly meet changing business needs.
Cost transparency enables you to make informed decisions on where costs can be reduced without compromising on business transformation. Using multiple tools and accelerators, we can help you meet cost-cutting objectives while preserving ongoing business performance.
As CIOs shift their focus from cost reduction to preparing for growth, an effective solution is POWERNET IT Cost Optimization (PITCO) program is essential for ensuring strategic initiatives can be supported while funding remains constrained. Today, CIOs are responding to efficiency requirements driven from both normal business pressures (e.g., earnings pressure) and major events (M&A) while maintaining an eye on future growth. POWERNET America Management Consulting has the fact-based data, tools and experience to help clients quickly identify opportunity areas for action in the short-term, while working with clients to determine the strategic IT moves needed to become agile and scalable to enable the business during recovery.
IT cost optimization is the practice of reducing spending, reducing costs, managing service levels and showing the business value of IT. IT cost optimization is a top priority for organizations and CIOs and can be a result of investments or just by rationalization of use. It can be initiated for short or long term results and can be done during economic downturn or growth or other transformational changes in an organization. IT cost optimization, undertaken at strategic as well as tactical levels and across all process domains, supports organizations to produce results, improve their performance and design return-to-growth strategies. Activities include assessment of organization’s potential benefits, customer impact, time, risks and investment needs.
We will set up and optimize Information & Communications Technology(ICT) service management using best practice:
Key benefits of optimal ICT management approach:
We understand the key issues you are facing:
We have the data, tools and capabilities to help:
IT departments must be organized to meet current business objectives while at the same time stay flexible in order to adapt to change as the business requires. We work with you to define operating models aligned to business objectives and industry best practices through:
It will include a one hour consultation each week where we'll discuss various management challenges you are facing and give you advice on the most effective way to deal with each one. Would you like the opportunity to get support and guidance from a team of experts? With facilitation from POWERNET, get focused attention from a select group of business advisors to address a current challenge.
IT STRATEGY CONSULTING is intelligently priced at $6,800. Includes 6 months of personal sessions...