Successful IT and business alignment entails more than executive level communication and strategy translation. Companies who achieve alignment typically do so by establishing a set of well-planned process improvement programs that systematically address obstacles and go beyond executive level conversation to permeate the entire IT organization and its culture.
Freeborders provides simple frameworks that the IT organization can adopt to manage a broad range of activities. These frameworks foster organization-wide sharing of expectations between business and IT managers, and define a common framework for a broad range of activities that together serve to align IT and business objectives. These frameworks also identify best practices and common processes within and between IT functional groups to make IT and business alignment sustainable and scalable.
- A proprietary process and framework to identify, quantify, and realize business value from technology investments. A ProfIT workshop from Freeborders is designed to bring together members of management and IT to bridge this gap.
To close the gap between what business expects and what IT delivers, IT needs an ongoing dialogue to clarify business needs in business terms. Without an ongoing dialogue, IT may not be able to determine which IT services to offer or how to effectively allocate IT resources to maximize business value.