“The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.” – Elon Musk
Federal technology organizations face common challenges as their portfolio of applications matures over time. Often, existing IT only meets the business needs of yesterday, not today. That accumulation of technical debt can be a drag on your available budgets that must require a focus to “keep the lights on” instead of innovating. Moreover, these challenges are compounded by the accelerating pace of technology change. Consider today’s advances in integration, mobile support, machine learning, process robotics, and cloud computing. Meanwhile, growing legal and regulatory policies are demanding more transparency, necessitating greater organizational agility than ever before.
As an example of this shifting policy landscape, the 2020 President’s Management Agenda calls for modern information technology infrastructure that –
must function as the backbone of how Government serves the public in the digital age. Meeting customer expectations, keeping sensitive data and systems secure, and ensuring responsive, multi-channel access to services are all critical parts of the vision for modern government.
The Biden administration just recently signed an executive order that provides a framework of cybersecurity performance goals (Rachel Treisman, “Biden Pushes Cybersecurity Upgrades For Critical Infrastructure After Recent Hacks”, National Public Radio, July 28, 2021), a factor that must now be considered as you strategize IT modernization efforts.
We realize that your organization needs a different approach to technology strategy. Traditional methods including a current state assessment, future vision, and a static roadmap lead to outdated solutions. You need a different, but structured approach towards innovation and experimentation that responds to shifting customer expectations and regulations.
1. Understand the business
Our team grasps the latest regulations that will impact your major business processes. We also track all dynamics impacting the information technology industry. We believe in leveraging hard data in our assessments. We use data to identify mission-critical business processes, their supporting technologies, and existing pain points or improvement areas.
2. Set strategic direction
After we perform our assessment and obtain details of how you run your business, we facilitate discussions with your technology leadership to develop recommendations on a future state. A major component of your vision will involve aligning mission goals with a recommendation for technology modernization.
3. Test new concepts
Departing from traditional technology strategy development, we host digital transformation workshops to provide a safe space for your technology leaders to test and refine their strategies. This forum enables you to experiment with real-life scenarios. You can test new business models and applications to see what their potential impact may be on your customers and stakeholders. We don’t want the technology roadmaps to sit on a shelf for years, we want to drive impact immediately!
4. Deliver proofs of concept
Our approach is to deliver tools, applications, and recommendations for new business models that iteratively scale to the enterprise. You will have the flexibility you need to adapt your technology strategy to a disruptive environment. With this approach, you can minimize investment risk by identifying concepts or products which may not fit with the goals of the enterprise as envisioned or planned. This approach saves time, energy, and money to increase the probability of a positive return on investment!
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David leads the Technology Strategy and Innovation expertise, bringing over 12 years of experience in helping federal technology executives develop strategic plans and structured processes for developing innovative products and services. David has worked with agencies across the commercial, civilian, and homeland security sectors to develop customer-focused investment portfolios, realizing positive returns on investment and leveraging cutting-edge technology to achieve mission objectives.