IT Governance Consulting

The Issue:

Technology is critical to the success of your organization. Every organization needs some sort of right-sized framework for IT Governance. Each organization is different, but we still share many of the same challenges. Roughly broken down, IT Governance encompasses five major areas:

  1. Strategic Alignment: Connecting the business and technology groups is critical to the success of any organization. This can only happen if there is an effort at an appropriate level to engage line-of-business (LOB) managers and various individuals responsible for delivering technology solutions in the business.
  2. Value Delivery: Evaluation of process, technology, and tools is needed to ensure that the organization is investing in new tools and eliminating ineffective tools and processes.
  3. Resource Mapping: Effectively understanding resource requirements and mapping them to appropriate and cost effective resources is critical. This has two parts; you must understand your project workload and your support requirements.
  4. Risk Mitigation: Risk is everywhere. It is in your business and definitely in your technology. It’s important to have a structured framework to appropriately measure the risk the business is taking on so that it may be accepted or mitigated.
  5. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): It’s great to say you are successful, but what is the organization actually trying to achieve? How do you measure it? KPIs are critical to helping everyone in the business and those responsible for technology development determine what specifically they are trying to achieve. KPIs must reflect the values of the organization and also, both qualitative and quantitative measures.

The Solution:

ETS is mindful of overall IT Governance in everything that we do. Ultimately, effective IT Governance comes down to:

  • Planning – Constructing an appropriate plan with business participation and buy-in across the organization.
  • Execution – Following through on your plan to obtain measurable results.
  • Commitment – Sticking to your plan and incorporating changes in a structured manner.


The single best thing any organization can do is engage in a coordinated effort, on an annual basis, to align and then realign the business and technology teams. We call it our “Strategic Technology Plan.” This plan addresses, at a high level, all of the parameters of IT Governance for most organizations in an easy to digest format.


Typically the Strategic Technology Plan highlights needs and drives progress in all these areas. Systematically utilizing our methodology in various areas of the business will drive results. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the business, technology leaders, and partners to help drive progress in all areas.


Our Consulting Methodology starts with listening, so contact a Senior Consultant now to discuss your situation and how we can help.


Why Choose ETS?

ETS is a Chicagoland based company that focuses on the business needs of our clients. ETS will help your business evaluate needs and implement a customized solution that fits your goals and objectives.


Here are a few more reasons you should choose ETS:

  • Focus on Innovative Solutions
  • Work with the Best & Brightest
  • Get the Competitive Edge
  • Drive Results & Growth
  • Reduce Costs
  • Enable People through Technology
  • Streamline & Manage


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