Apex | Apex | PagesIC VALUE ADDED SERVICES DEVELOPED TO HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION STAY AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION. IT STRATEGY CONSULTING Apex understands that in order to provide valuable IT Consulting, objectivity is critical. Apex’s IT Consulting Services pairs a collaborative project delivery model with our seasoned IT consulting professionals to provide a wide variety of IT consulting deliverables including objective assessments, blueprints, and project risk reviews. Read more about how we helped a large provider of products and services streamline their processes and develop long-term strategy... > CONTACT US IT STRATEGY CONSULTING The Apex Advantage:Our IT Consulting Services assure that the solution roadmap is reflective of both IT and business requirements with a balance between future state achievability and timing, cost, and risk implications. Experience in Action: Our client, a large multi-national provider of products and services to the energy industry, engaged Apex to support their efforts in building an enterprise-level foundational technology platform. Scope > Our Client A multi-billion dollar national provider of products and services to the energy industry. > Situation Our client was building an enterprise-level foundational technology platform to provide re-usability and sharing of common tools, data and objects across 15 disparate software development groups as well as their internal IT department. A critical success factor for the overall program was program governance. The scope of this project involved defining and implementing a workable and sustainable program governance framework that included specific key program-level operational processes. > Services Governance KPI Reporting Change Management Future State Definition Solution > Solution The Apex Consulting Services engagement team identified key areas to be addressed and the needs of various disparate business units. After analyzing the gathered requirements and reviewing the existing program governance structure, we designed the future state governance framework. Thereafter, we socialized this governance framework with key stakeholders and constituents, thus enabling us to refine it until overall organizational buy-in was obtained. Key deliverables included:Establishing and implementing an overall governance framework that defined all governance roles and responsibilities Establishing and implementing governance council and subcommittee operating modelsSetting and facilitating the operating process and workflow definitions for program intake management, enterprise-level standards, program offerings, portfolio management, and business measurement Results > Results The Governance Framework was widely accepted across disparate operating and functional units. The supporting governance and operating processes received broad acceptance and adoption, bridging several previously competing interests. Project deliverables were of superior quality, practical and actionable. This project was completed on time and 15% under budget.