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Establish a Center of Excellence for Enterprise Applications

Optimize your organization’s enterprise application capabilities with a refined and scalable methodology.

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If the organization overlooks the need for a Center of Excellence (CoE) for its enterprise application, the impact will be felt company-wide, including:

  • A lack of governance to identify and promote business priorities.
  • A lack of accountability and traceability due to unclear ownership.
  • Process redundancies, duplication, and inefficient workarounds.

Investing in an enterprise application CoE can help the organization:

  • Consolidate best practices around the application.
  • Develop a governance mechanism for managing changes in the application ecosystem.
  • Pinpoint and deliver opportunities for process efficiencies across the organization.

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Module 1: Create a Vision for the CoE

The Purpose

  • Understand the importance of developing a CoE for enterprise applications.
  • Determine how to best align the CoE mandate with business objectives.
  • Complete a CoE project charter to gain buy-in, build a project team, and track project success. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Key stakeholders identified.
  • Project team created with defined roles and responsibilities.
  • Project charter finalized to gain buy-in.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Evaluate business needs and priorities.
  • Project vision
1.2 Identify key stakeholders and the project team.
  • Defined roles and responsibilities
1.3 Align CoE with business priorities.
  • Strategic alignment of CoE and the business
1.4 Map current state CoE.
  • CoE current state schematic

Module 2: Design the CoE Future State

The Purpose

  • Gain a thorough understanding of pains related to the lack of application governance.
  • Identify and recycle existing CoE practices.
  • Visualize the CoE enhancement process.
  • Visualize your ideal state CoE. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Requirements to strengthen the case for the enterprise application CoE.
  • CoE value-add refinery.
  • Future potential of the CoE.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Gather requirements.
  • Classified pains, opportunities, and existing practices
2.2 Map the CoE enhancement process.
  • CoE refinery model
2.3 Sketch future state CoE.
  • Future state CoE sketch

Module 3: Develop a CoE Roadmap

The Purpose

  • Assess required capabilities and resourcing.
  • List and prioritize CoE initiatives.
  • Track and monitor CoE performance. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Next steps for the enterprise application CoE.
  • CoE resourcing plan.
  • CoE benefits realization tracking.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Build CoE capabilities.
  • CoE potential capabilities
3.2 Identify risks and mitigation efforts.
  • Risk management plan
3.3 Prioritize and track CoE initiatives.
  • CoE initiatives roadmap
3.4 Finalize stakeholder presentation.
  • CoE stakeholder presentation
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