Systems Agenda Consulting

Expertise to help align IT plans with business strategies

Overview

Align the full power and potential of the latest IT technologies with your business objectives and solve IT and business challenges as well.

More than ever, today’s CIO’s and senior IT executives are integral members of a company’s leadership team. They’re more actively engaged in setting strategy, enabling flexibility and change and solving not just IT issues, but business challenges as well. Aligning IT plans and execution with strategic objectives and initiatives is essential to gain and maintain the competitive advantage and optimal day-to-day and future business operations as leaders on a Smarter Planet.

Simply put, a Systems Agenda is a thoughtful plan which aligns the full power and potential of the latest IT technologies with your business objectives. What it’s not is another vendor prescribed blueprint designed to sell their own products. A Systems Agenda is a unique and powerful guide, developed and executed in concert with your specific strategic initiatives that can help you get the most out of information technology.

Why a systems agenda?

IT exists to support business processes that enable business strategies that result in a profitable return on investment. But implementing IT solutions can be quite complex. Associating IT and a business strategy requires a delicate balance between new solution deployments and existing systems and operations. Changing environments, a myriad of technology choices and dependencies and on-going resource needs (people, budget, tools) compound an IT organization’s intricate challenges.

The IBM Systems Agenda team can help clients establish a Systems Agenda of their own, different from any other, and realize their implementation goals.

Offerings

What is systems agenda?

Strategy. Road Maps. Transformation & Governance. Infrastructure Implementation. Accelerate Value.Our highly experienced consultants use a proven and specialized executive-level methodology. Your engagement begins with a client orientation and preparation followed by a customized onsite workshop of 1-to-2 days. The workshop is designed to help CIO’s and the leadership team work together to develop a common point of view of business and IT strategies, issues and plans. Typical activities may include:

Once your agenda is established, and if a genuine interest in a transformational partnership exists, the Systems Agenda Executive consultant will remain engaged in a mutually agreed to partnership role with the Executive sponsor, committed solely to the client’s success as the agenda is refined, communicated, validated and implemented for the transformation time frame, at no charge. Our success is measured completely on the Executive sponsor’s success and satisfaction with our involvement.

Client commitment to be considered for a Systems Agenda Engagement includes providing access to the appropriate levels of IT executives and commitment of their time to participate in workshops and follow-on discussions with IBM consultants in order to sustain the partnership.

Getting started with your systems agenda

The IBM Systems Agenda Engagement is currently delivered by the IBM Systems Agenda Consulting team.

To learn more and to explore a Systems Agenda Engagement for your organization, contact your IBM Sales Representative or email us at sagenda@us.ibm.com.

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