Develop and Manage Your Infrastructure and Operations Budget

Make your budget strategic, not transactional, to build trust and credibility.

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Ineffective budgeting processes lead to:

  • “Gaming” the budget.
  • Mistrust and eroded credibility from business partners.
  • Failure to receive approval for important projects.

Improve your infrastructure and operations budgeting process to:

  • Build credibility and trust with business partners.
  • Make budgeting strategic, not transactional.
  • Manage your team better.

Module 1: Assess the Current Environment

The Purpose

  • Assess the current business environment.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Identify the likely impact on IT infrastructure.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Perform environmental analysis.
  • PEST analysis
  • Competitive analysis
1.2 Review business initiatives and priorities.
  • List of upcoming business initiatives and projects

Module 2: Identify and Prioritize Capital Projects

The Purpose

  • Rank-order upcoming capital projects by priority.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Create an ordered list of recommended infrastructure and operations projects for the upcoming year.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Incorporate IT projects and initiatives on your roadmap in the capital planning process.
  • Schedule of recommended projects
2.2 Create a capital project worksheet.
  • Completed capital worksheet
2.3 Develop and apply scoring criteria for capital projects.
  • Prioritized capital projects
  • Capital budget draft completed

Module 3: Develop the Operating Budget

The Purpose

  • Develop your operating budget and identify potential efficiencies.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Create the infrastructure and operations operating budget.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Conduct zero-based budgeting activities for a single account.
  • Account inefficiencies identified
3.2 Build the operating budget for your group.
  • Operating budget draft completed

Module 4: Drive Ongoing Improvement

The Purpose

  • Improve the budget process in a structured, repeatable way with input from the Infrastructure and Operations team.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Build a plan for continuous improvement.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Review your variance reporting practices.
  • Deliver, review, and action variance reports
4.2 Run a hotwash with your team to identify possible improvements.
  • Create an action list to improve your budgeting processes

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