by Mylene Lizotte and Hugues Simard
In 2010, Bombardier Aerospace’s Enterprise Architecture team was mandated to evolve their methodology to enhance the practice of enterprise analysis. The purpose of the mandate was to increase alignment between the business and IT services, as well as to maximize the value of IT services delivery.
The architecture team used the project delivery mandates as an opportunity to explore and demonstrate the value of enhanced enterprise analysis. Our presentation covers the main results of this exploration and illustrates our findings through examples extracted from two initiatives:
The value analysis of Bombardier Aerospace’s Supply Chain Management was based on an investigation of best practices in the domain, which were then prioritized based on their potential for direct contribution to business goals. The exercise resulted in Business Transformation Strategies enabling the most beneficial best practices, as well as the elaboration of a cost and benefits model to support the business case evaluation of IT enabled business transformation.
The alignment of Bombardier Aerospace’s Customer Services IT Roadmap was based on a thorough understanding of the business strategy and priorities, the validation and identification of the actions achieving the strategy, and the definition of expected outcomes. For each action, we were able to identify capability gaps, assess and prioritize the required projects, and demonstrate how each project contributes to delivering outcomes and achieving business strategy.
Attendees will learn how to:
Understand the business context;
Assess and prioritize business capabilities or best practices; and
Assess and prioritize approaches to solutions, projects, business transformation initiatives
by Sandy Kemsley, Louise Harris, Rich Levine and Mylene Lizotte
30th October to 3rd November 2011