Information Systems Lifecycle
Predict, control, simplify, innovate
1. Renovate and Simplify
Information Systems are often long life running infrastructures that contributed to the success of the companies but often include a complexity, fruit of years of evolution. Like an organization the information system must move from one paradigm to another to lose fat and gain in efficiency. Reconsider with fresh eyes the existing and remove complexity, simplify and renovate.
2. Master complexity
3. Experiment, challenge
Sometimes IS is so huge and complex that it needs applications to cartography it. That's not a secret there is a risk for them not being up to date.But this knowledge remains essential and knowledge management is key in the world of today at every level of the organization.
We believe that the subject is not components off the shelf versus specific developments. If guerilla tools exist this is because the COTS do not well cover the needs!. So before going in a direction, experimentation is essential. experiment in all dimensions, including what you might need in the future. That is the essence of robust and rational choices. Think of non standard packages for critical business that need to differentiate.
Is "classical" governance over ?
The way we do it is not at all the same as we did this just 10 years ago. 10 years, is short!. Some trends grow quickly and seem to question the way information systems are managed. In terms of ITSM, some say ITIL is dead and knowledge management and automation will drastically increase and reduce ITSM cost. Another aspect is the cloud computing. It is very tempting to access the power of cloud computing and avoid the hassle of IT management around that. But we might underestimate the risks with the company confidential data. What about the way we develop information systems ? Agility is another extreme compared to waterfall cycles. Both have theirs pros and cons. At the end we often face organisations that are confused because they are urged to move agile but do not know how to move on this way. People expect their information systems to evolve quicker, leaner and always bring additional value to the company at the same time.
Due to the need to master this complexity, to do the right moves, but also to move on good manner, we see it still makes sense to have a methodic and governed approach to manage the information systems. What changed are the tools available to move on. But common sense did not change that much. Information Systems took back their place in the strategy of the company after being considered as commodities. So Governance must take into account new paradigms to be successful nowadays.
1. IS Governance
• IT strategy, information system blueprint
• Information Systems Architecture
• Migration (version upgrades, cloud...)
• Research & Technologies
• Ideation workshops, creativity and design thinking
• Proof of concepts
3. IS evolutions
• Design et specifications of solutions, statements of work, acceptance
• Epic manager, product manager, product owner…
4. IT Services Management
• Management of support services ITSM
• IT Outsourcing (call for tenders)