Getting Focused on Vision and Strategy Success

When your process has become unpredictable and reactive to strategic initiatives, and important operational work is completed by Information Technology organizations, you need to focus on vision and strategy success.

In this type of environment, work gets complete, but is often delayed and over budget. The business leaders have little to no visibility of the requests they submit, nor when their requests will be completed. Additionally, the organization has little to no visibility into what IT resources are working on. Leadership may continually hear that “there are not enough resources,” and not know where to begin.

There is the constant balancing of strategic work for new projects and innovation vs. operational work linked to a current revenue stream.

Today, vision and strategy success depends on the ability to get focused on the priorities that bring the greatest value to your organization. The ITBM team at Cask brings extensive practical and successful experience for bringing the strategic execution of your vision and strategy into focus, and giving you the ability to prioritize, execute and purposefully adjust both the prioritization and execution as needed.

The basic foundational steps to getting focused are to have visibility into a consolidated picture of strategic and operational work and what your resources are currently working on. Cask’s solution is designed to lay the foundation for the collection, assessment and processing of product, project, and operational work. Layering on the ability to govern with value-based selection and prioritization.

To complete the foundation for focus, you need the consolidated picture of resource investments across strategic and operational work called a portfolio mix. Then, you can answer two basic focus questions:
1) What should we be working on, and
2) When can we work on our priorities?

With Cask on your side, you’ll achieve foundational visibility and shared transparency between IT and business stakeholders, elevated conversations, and decision-making around the prioritization of work and capacity planning and forecasting of when work can be accomplished.

When both business and IT are looking through the same lens for effective execution and delivery of value, prioritized and strategic demand are aligned. Click To Tweet

ITBM provides a focused view of the resource investment mix so that business can purposefully adjust where needed to achieve the goals of the organization. By laying the foundation, you will be able to build practice maturity around aligning strategy to execution. You will have the data insights to govern investments into strategic and operational work, all while supporting the goals of the organization.

Cask brings deep demand, resource, and portfolio management leadership expertise, along with extensive ServiceNow technology expertise, to the table. With the goal of ensuring our clients process, governance, prioritization, and resource management capabilities are maturing alongside their use of technology, we can get you focused on vision and strategy success. Through shared visibility and a holistic understanding of demand and resource capacity and constraints, we’ll work with you to prioritize your business needs.

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