Build Your IT Cost Optimization Roadmap

Improve cost-to-value in a sustainable manner.

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Without an optimized approach to budget and cost management you risk:

  • Strained relationships with the business
  • Missed opportunities
  • Bad decisions

With an optimized approach to budget and cost management you can:

  • Improve relationship with the business
  • Seize opportunities
  • Make better decisions

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Onsite Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn’t enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our Project Workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a road map in place to complete your project successfully.

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Module 1: Understand Your Mandate & Objectives

The Purpose

  • Determine your organization’s current context and its cost optimization objectives, IT’s corresponding cost optimization journey, and goals.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A business-aligned set of specific IT cost optimization goals.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Understand your organization’s cost optimization objectives and how this impacts IT.
  • IT cost optimization journey and guiding principles for making corresponding decisions
1.2 Review potential cost optimization target areas based on your ITFM Benchmarking Report.
1.3 Identify factors constraining cost optimization options.
1.4 Set concrete IT cost optimization goals.
1.5 Identify inputs required for decision making.

Module 2: Outline Initiatives for Vendors & Assets

The Purpose

  • Create a longlist of potential cost optimization initiatives focused on two cost optimization levers: assets and vendors.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A comprehensive list of potential asset- and vendor-focused initiatives including cost savings estimates.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Identify a longlist of possible initiatives around asset lifecycle management, investment deferral, repurposing, etc., and vendor contract renegotiation, cancelation, etc.
2.2 Estimate the cost savings of cost optimization initiatives.
  • Longlist of potential vendor management and asset optimization IT cost optimization initiatives

Module 3: Outline Initiatives for Projects & Workforce

The Purpose

  • Create a longlist of potential cost optimization initiatives focused on two cost optimization levers: project portfolio and workforce.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A comprehensive list of potential initiatives focused on project portfolio and workforce including cost savings estimates.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Identify a longlist of possible initiatives around project priorities, project backlog reduction, project intake restructuring, etc., and workforce productivity, skills, redeployment, etc.
3.2 Estimate the cost savings of cost optimization initiatives.
  • Longlist of possible cost optimization initiatives and their potential cost savings for project portfolio and workforce levers.

Module 4: Build an IT Cost Optimization Roadmap

The Purpose

  • Develop a visual IT cost optimization roadmap.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A prioritized, business-aligned IT cost optimization roadmap

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Assess feasibility of each initiative (effort and risk profile) given cost optimization goals.
  • Prioritized list of key cost optimization initiatives, descriptions, estimated impact, and roadmap.
4.2 Prioritize cost optimization initiatives to create a final shortlist.
4.3 Fine-tune key information about your final cost optimization initiatives and develop a cost optimization roadmap for proposal.

Module 5: Communicate & Execute

The Purpose

  • Develop a communication plan and executive presentation.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A boardroom-ready set of communication materials for gaining buy-in and support for your IT cost optimization roadmap.

Activities: Outputs:
5.1 Outline components of a communication plan, including approvers, stakeholders, and governance and management mechanisms to be used.
  • IT cost optimization communication plan and presentation strategy.
5.2 Create an executive presentation.
  • IT Cost Optimization Executive Presentation
5.3 Set up review time for workshop deliverables and post-workshop activities.
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