90-day policy advisory service: Our Modern EA/BPM service first aligns typical project/program development and ongoing product/service operations & maintenance with key strategic goals (e.g., Market Leadership, Safety and Health, Cost Efficiency). Such a Modern EA/BPM service would balance “front-line development agility” against “ongoing sustainment” to help ensure that projects (frequently led/heavily staffed by contractors) comply with policies (e.g., security), and do not contribute to technical debt by ensuring re-use of existing IT services.
Benefits include decreased risk, faster/more agile solution development using key SAFe practices, increased reliability (e.g., less downtime from IT asset End-of-Life failures), and better controlled costs (e.g., fewer extended maintenance contracts & better technology re-use).
Our services in this starter pack include:
Interviewing executives and program/project managers to understand key business drivers, goals, and challenges (e.g., cost control, staffing, compliance..)
Design of an EA/BPM program charter and key services that would support business goals and policies, and proposing the corresponding EA/BPM Center-of-Excellence — including staffing mix (e.g., full-time plus interns/offshore), high-level practices aligned with existing Solution Development Lifecycle/Continuous Delivery Pipeline (high-level COBIT 5 derived), and technology (proposed Solution Intent Repository requirements & capabilities and target integration with existing tools — e.g., project management / risk & compliance / testing).
Roadmap: A realistic progression of EA/BPM service implementation that “works” for the organization, based on “ground conditions” (e.g., programs/projects in-flight and key concerns). For example, an organization that has just had a massive security breach will have more compliance-heavy roadmap priorities than one focused on winning more market share in the near-term, or focus on tech-debt clean-up.