Build the Business by Building an Infrastructure Roadmap

Move beyond alignment: Put yourself in the driver’s seat for true business value.

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Infrastructure often struggles to keep up with the pace of change the business demands:

  • Business is frustrated with Infrastructure’s slowness
  • Shadow IT is rampant
  • It’s impossible to get budget for projects
  • Your team is constantly overloaded with work

By taking a proactive approach Infrastructure can partner with the business to deliver improved value:

  • Better communication with business stakeholders
  • Improved business satisfaction
  • Better alignment of Infrastructure work with business goals
  • Improved balance between care and feeding and new technology initiatives

Module 1: Conduct an Organizational Analysis

The Purpose

  • Assess staffing resources and align Infrastructure work with business goals.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Improved alignment with stakeholders.
  • More accurate understanding of staffing resources.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Evaluate the organizational design.
1.2 Do a time study.
  • Domain time study
1.3 Analyze Infrastructure's intake process.
  • Intake analysis
1.4 Identify roadblocks.
  • Prioritized list of roadblocks
1.5 Review business outcome responses.
1.6 Postulate goals.
  • List of goals
1.7 Perform an initiative-to-goal mapping and analysis.

Module 2: Analyze Technology

The Purpose

  • Balance care and feeding of current technology with assessment for new technology initiatives.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Clearer picture of existing care and feeding commitments
  • Structured evaluation of potential new technologies that may add business value

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Develop a risk framework.
  • IT and business risk frameworks
2.2 Evaluate existing inventory.
  • Infrastructure inventory assessment
2.3 Develop a new technology identification process.
2.4 Develop a technology evaluation framework.
2.5 Conduct SWOT analyses.
  • New technology analyses

Module 3: Build the Roadmap

The Purpose

  • Visualize a snapshot of your portfolio of work and communicate it to key stakeholders.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Improved grasp of work in progress
  • Closer partnership with the business
  • Improved focus on business value

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Build effective initiative templates.
  • Initiative templates
3.2 Generate new initiatives.
  • Initiative candidates
3.3 Repatriate shadow IT initiatives.
3.4 Finalize initiative candidates.
  • Roadmap visualization

Module 4: Improve the Process

The Purpose

  • Iterate the roadmap process for continual improvement.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A more efficient roadmap process that achieves better results with less effort

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Build the report.
  • Infrastructure Roadmap Report
4.2 Build a schedule of conversations.
  • Process schedule
4.3 Strategize on how to win support.
  • Communications strategy
4.4 Optimize the process.
  • Process map

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