IT Strategy & Governance

IT plays a significant role in balancing strategic, operational, financial, and governance priorities. An effective IT strategy translates these priorities into an actionable roadmap that guides investments, initiatives, and decisions around enterprise architecture (EA), IT services, capabilities, and solutions to accomplish the goals set by the business. When IT strategy sets the stage, companies can adapt to change, stay competitive, encourage innovation, and control costs.

IT governance facilitates decision making, maximizes performance, and minimizes risk without limiting innovation. Identifying value drivers is critical to defining, measuring, and monitoring value across the entire portfolio of IT services. IT governance is an essential tool for organizations striving to improve IT service delivery, address regulatory compliance objectives, and continually enhance stakeholder value.

Why MorganFranklin?

MorganFranklin works with stakeholders to identify and translate value drivers into IT strategies that enable the vision, goals, and objectives of each unique business. We design and implement IT governance frameworks that establish structure and facilitate value on a go-forward basis, employing our tested and reusable templates to accelerate time to value. Our IT governance capabilities establish effective ways to maximize performance and mitigate risk while recognizing rigorous regulatory and compliance requirements. We bring deep understanding in the following areas:

  • IT strategy design and development
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Application strategies and roadmaps
  • Service life cycle strategy and management
  • Vendor software selection
  • Technology platforms
  • IT resource utilization and optimization

We understand that introducing IT governance can be disruptive to business. We facilitate the adoption of our framework through a reliable set of change management and communications activities tailored to each organization. Our teams carry certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP) and are highly experienced and credentialed in the leading disciplines and methods, including COBIT, ITIL, CMMI, TOGAF, and agile methodologies.


Capabilities

  • IT strategy, planning, and implementation
  • Architecture strategy, transformation, and roadmap development
  • Application architecture and software selection
  • Service life cycle strategy, design, and oversight
  • Independent validation and verification (IV&V)
  • IT governance design, implementation, and continuous improvement
  • Performance and risk metrics and benchmarks
  • Risk monitoring design, development, and implementation
  • Project and vendor evaluation and selection
  • Business case and return on investment (ROI) assessment and validation
  • Change management and communications planning

Impact & Value

  • Align IT and business strategy
  • Develop value-focused guiding principles and vision
  • Enable innovation, agility, and flexibility throughout IT
  • Maximize efficiency and effectiveness of IT
  • Reduce compliance and service performance risk
  • Achieve operational synergy through standardization