As teams continue to use waterfall, agile, and hybrid methods to manage projects, the IT PMO needs to wrap that data into a single source of truth. The IT PMO must balance project portfolios across multiple interests and stakeholders.
The IT PMO is responsible for aligning business strategy to project execution, and faces the challenge of keeping projects on track and on budget. PMO leaders look for timely and accurate executive-level dashboards and analytics.
As organizations work to adapt and evolve with the demands of digital business, many are looking to their Enterprise Architects to help navigate change. Enterprise Architects need to see and understand the entire enterprise landscape to effectively anticipate risk, ignite innovation, accelerate initiatives such as M&A and tech rationalization, and drive results.
Enterprise Architects play an ever-increasing role in bridging the gap between the business and IT, aligning application and business tools, and rationalizing the inventory with what the business needs today and will need in the future.
Business Architects differ from Enterprise Architects, although their roles often overlap. BA's bridge the gap between strategy and execution in order to rationalize the IT enablement process.
Business Architects collaborate with cross-functional teams involved in disciplines such as strategy development, business analysis, and process management.
Visualizing inventory in real time is highly beneficial to them, as is the ability to map applications to markets, products, and the people who use them.
The Solutions Architect faces the challenge of designing a solution to a specific business problem. They define the process before any technical development commences.
The Solutions Architect requires strong technical and solution development skills and will often collaborate with multiple teams across the business. They need to understand requirements and key business challenges that the enterprise seeks to solve. Solutions Architects must create the solution vision evangelize it among the enterprise's senior leadership.
The IT Strategist must effectively manage IT delivery while balancing the ever-changing demands of competing stakeholders. It’s a complex job that requires understanding key business drivers, investing in the right, strategic IT initiatives, managing service quality, and maintaining a lean cost structure to be competitive in the marketplace.
Key challenges include the needs to remain agile, gain real-time visibility, and establish accountability for proposed benefits and outcomes of portfolios, programs, and projects. The IT strategist manages portfolios of programs and projects based on planned strategic outcomes and benefits.
Technology executives, portfolio managers, and business stakeholders require visibility into the applications and technologies supporting their organization in order to innovate, deliver, and manage the digital transformation initiatives necessary to succeed.
Key challenges include delivering portfolio optimization and real-time analysis to provide the insight necessary to execute the evolving enterprise strategy.
Successful DevOps teams need tools to help increase communication and the velocity of development. Changepoint solutions create a single source of truth for all teams to align and drive toward the same strategic business objectives. Visibility into status, resource constraints, progress, and more will keep teams on track. Maximize the impact of cross-functional teams, increase speed to market, and ensure better alignment to strategy with Changepoint.