Capability Planning takes an enterprise-wide approach to determining IT investments. This type of planning is key to ensuring that the organizations IT aligns with all business objectives –not just one business, division, or geography, but the enterprise as a whole. While Traditional Annual Planning follows a three-phased approach—Demand Management, Portfolio Management and Budget Management, Capability Planning takes a top-down approach.
By adding Capability Planning, clients can put the focus on meeting enterprise objectives, rather than focusing solely on an annual budget. This type of planning provides a way for clients to look at all areas of the enterprise, and to develop a strategic approach to determining enterprise-wide software needs. Using this approach, it helps identify potential risks, as well as how to optimize all IT investments. While Traditional Annual Planning is typically an annual process, Capability Planning can include multi-year roadmaps, helping create strategic plans that can be dynamically supported by the enterprise as a whole.
We partner with clients to determine objectives, and perform an initial market scan for solution providers likely to fit the requirements. Based on our findings, we help clients define a business case and indicative ROI.
We prioritize selection criteria based on client objectives and develop demo scripts. We then assist our clients with drafting RFI/RFPs based on selection criteria, create timelines and response deadlines.
We score solutions based on responses and selection criteria, narrow the solutions and invite for demos, and distribute demo scripts to appropriate stakeholders.
We facilitate the overall process and scoring, and help in aligning the client’s strategic objectives with the solution’s key strengths.