Hit the ground
It's difficult to believe, but most IT transformation projects fail before they even begin.
Without the right foundation, the vast majority of initiatives are destined to flounder (at best), or just simply unravel.
But with a guiding architecture to accommodate changing business needs and shifting budgets, a critical mass of talent, and the right principles, you can dramatically increase your odds of success.
What it takes is a strategic blueprint for conceptualizing solutions, weighing buy vs. build options, developing practical execution plans, and setting (then managing) expectations.
At X by 2, we often say: “Measure twice, cut once.” In other words, never underestimate the importance of solution planning and architecture definition, including:
- Business due diligence
- Buy vs. build analysis
- Commercial package and solution evaluation
- Return on investment (ROI) analysis
- Application architecture and strategy
- Integration architecture and strategy
- Execution planning and roadmap