- Bob Osmond, Director of the Information Technology Division, Virginia Department of Transportation
- Kristen Duus, CIO, Office of Information Services at the Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority
- Dr. Edward Aractingi, CIO, Marshall University
- Steve Reinhardt, Director of Information Systems, University Technology, [U]Tech Office of Research Administration, Case Western Reserve University
- Shawn Dunn, Director of Information Technology, MicroPort Orthopedics
- Gavin Lyons, Director, Information Services, Translational Research In Oncology
- David Schwindt, Manager, IM/IT, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
- Baird Miller, CIO, Washington State Department of Ecology
- Several anonymous contributors
- IT update presentation success comes with understanding the business and the needs of your stakeholders. It often takes time and effort to get it right.
- Many IT updates are too technically focused and do not engage nor demonstrate value in the eyes of the business.
- This is not the time to boast about technical metrics that lack relevance.
- Too often IT updates are prepared without the necessary pre-discussions required to validate content and hone priorities.
- CIOs need to take charge of the IT value proposition, increasing the impact and strategic role of IT.
- Use your IT update to focus decisions, improve relationships, find new sources of value, and drive credibility.
- Evolve the strategic partnership with your business using key metrics to help guide the conversation.
Impact and Result
- Build and deliver an IT update that focuses on what is most important.
- Achieve the buy-in you require while driving business value.
- Gain clarity on your scope, goals, and outcomes.
- Validate IT’s role as a strategic business partner.
This guided implementation is a six call advisory process.
Guided Implementation #1 - Scope and goals
Call #1 - Drive clarity around scope and goals – time, audience, content, and outcomes.
Guided Implementation #2 - Assess and build
Call #1 - Identify the business context and requirements data gathering.
Call #2 - Analyze metrics and validate against business needs and requirements.
Call #3 - Review methods to optimize presentation deliverables.
Call #4 - Review pre-delivery preparation.
Guided Implementation #3 - Deliver and inspire
Call #1 - Review presentation outcomes and open issues.
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Module 1: Scope, Goals, and Requirements
- Determine the IT update’s scope and goals and identify stakeholder requirements
Key Benefits Achieved
- IT update scope and goals
- Business stakeholder goals and requirements
Determine/validate the IT update scope
- Documented IT update scope
Determine/validate the IT update goals
- Documented IT update goals
Business context analysis
- Validated business context
Determine stakeholder needs and expectations
- Stakeholder requirements analysis
Confirm business goals and requirements
- Confirmed business goals and requirements
Module 2: Validate Metrics With Business Needs
- Analyze metrics and content and validate against business needs
Key Benefits Achieved
- Selection of key metrics
- Metrics and content validated to business needs
Analyze current IT metrics
- Identification of key metrics
Review industry best-practice metrics
- Finalization of key metrics
Align metrics and content to business stakeholder needs
- Metrics and content validated to business stakeholder needs
Module 3: Create an optimized IT update
- Create an IT update presentation that is optimized to business needs
Key Benefits Achieved
- Optimized IT update presentation
Understand the audience and how to best engage them
- Clarity on update audience
Determine how to present the pertinent data
- Draft IT update presentation
IT update review with key business stakeholders
- Business stakeholder feedback
Final edits and review of IT update presentation
- Finalized IT update presentation
- Confirmation on IT update presentation readiness