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Enterprise Governance and PMO

Enterprise Governance Service enables client’s fiscal investment effectiveness by having Business, Application, Data, Infrastructure, and Information Security Governance Processes adding most value to business outcomes.

 

The scope of the services can be broken down in three high level categories of People, Process and Technology.

 

People: Works closely with Executive Leadership, IT leadership, Subject Matter Experts and others as recommended by SME’s to understand current state of governance, risk mitigation, investment approach, organizational structure and talent pool. The value proposition of the program is to deliver organizational change management strategy in alignment with leadership from business areas with consistent, repeatable governance for the applications through leadership, influence and outcome based approach.

Process: Analyze, evaluate, identify current state, and recommend future state for the Enterprise (Business, Application, Data, Infrastructure and Security) Architecture enables business capabilities through best investment approaches to ensure consistent repeatable processes for:

Application Portfolio Management               

Application Investment Prioritization

Application Support                                        

Application Lifecycle Management

SLA and customer satisfaction KPI                  

Enterprise Application Governance

Technology:  Analyze the IT Systems supporting Databases, Infrastructure, identify any potential systems and processes that should be in scope in development, test and production environment. The outcome would be a recommendation on application investment planning prioritization model, security risk based approach, services catalog and potential budget by products and services to ensure investments are analyzed, service cost is measurable and technology roadmap is maintained

 

Most companies create a Program Management Office (PMO) in order to provide continuous strategic governance and iLynx has a proven record of setting up a PMO. There are different types of PMO (Controlling PMO, Supportive PMO and Directive PMO). It's crucial to understand how the PMO roles fit together in an organization. The foundational practice that iLynx places focuses on strategies such as portfolio management to ensure project align with goals and resource, and Tactical and Operational processes such as risk management, change control and vendor management support projects toward success.

iLynx follows a phased approach to understand your current need, determine future state, plan the transition, establish PMO governance and execute methodology improvement plan. 

Understand the Current State and Desired Future State:

iLynx begins with assessment of the current state and understanding of the desired future state.                                                                  

 

  • Assess the organizations current capabilities (As-is: Current state)

    • Process maturity, Organizational structures and project management capabilities

    • Quality and standardization of project management throughout the organization

    • Review of how projects are estimates, approved, funded, staffed, managed, delivered, and closed

  • Understand program expectations (To-be: Desired future state)

    • Develop questionnaires to capture the number of active projects, project types and how projects are tracked which individuals or business units are the project sponsors, what level of seniority within the organization do these sponsors have, how project managers are matched with projects, who manages the project managers, how the organization tracks project managers’ time and effort

    • Identify and align SDLC approach including Agile

 

Deliverables:

Ø  Current State Assessment Document

Ø  Desired State Document

 

Plan the Transition:

iLynx defines the roadmap and the supporting Program Management approaches, processes and tools necessary for success.                           

 

  • Identify areas for improvements

    • Current areas of excellence

    • Any roadblocks to moving forward

  • Develop Roadmap

    • Develop a detailed improvement plan.

    • Define a Program Management approach, process and tools

 

Deliverables:

Ø  Detailed improvement plan - Roadmap

 

Establish PMO Governance:

Formalize the agreed upon tools and processes.                                                       

 

  • Define the PMO Mandate

    • Gather inputs on the priorities of business unit leadership

    • Document key priorities of each group

  •  Establish PMO Roles and Responsibilities

    • Identify the PMO’s key strategic and operational responsibilities based on organizational mandate.

  • Build Commitment for Change

    • Develop a comprehensive change management Campaign.

  • Develop PMO Value Measures

    • Develop high-level predictive metrics

    • Assist in building a scorecard

  • Design a Planning Process

    • Develop planning process

 

Deliverables:

Ø  PMO Mandate

 

Execute the Methodology Improvement Plan:

 

  • Define Project Management Methodology

    • Create a standard governance process and set of deliverables for the project management lifecycle.

  •  Design Risk Management Approach

    • Develop a Risk Management plan to document all risks to project execution and benefit realization.

  • Measure Project Delivery

    • Use metrics to create predictive measures that guide business decision making and provide actionable information to stakeholders.

  • Establish Process Improvement Guidelines

    • Assess project management process quality across a defined set of process areas

    • Facilitate project team workshops to develop improvement plans to assure continuous improvement

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