Information Technology (IT) Strategy is a major part of Adroit’s DNA. Often, we have reach outs
from potential customers looking for a specific solution to a problem. When we pull back the
curtain and review their systems context, we often find a mishmash of systems synthesized
together (or not) that were deployed to solve specific point-in-time problems. This resulted in
an unmanageable set of systems that are codifying processes and business policies and
preventing the company from changing and scaling to market conditions.
Adroit has a proven methodology to put together a mid-range roadmap to correct that
situation. This will enable our clients to scale within current business conditions and
Key Steps within our IT Strategy Methodology Include:
Understand Business Goals and Objectives
- Identify and document the organization’s short-term and long-term business goals.
- Determine how technology can support and enable these goals.
- Engage with key stakeholders and decision-makers to gain their input and alignment.
Conduct a Current State Assessment:
- Evaluate the current IT infrastructure, systems, and processes.
- Assess the organization’s IT capabilities and performance.
- Identify existing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis).
Define IT Vision and Mission:
- Create a clear and concise IT vision statement that outlines the desired future state of
technology within the organization.
- Develop an IT mission statement that explains the purpose and scope of the IT function.
Establish IT Guiding Principles:
- Define a set of guiding principles that will shape decision-making in IT.
- Consider factors such as security, scalability, innovation, and cost-effectiveness.
Set Strategic Objectives:
- Determine specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART)
strategic objectives for IT.
- Align these objectives with the organization's broader business goals.
Develop a Roadmap:
- Create a roadmap that outlines the key initiatives and projects required to achieve the
- Prioritize initiatives based on their impact and alignment with the strategy.
- Identify the budget, human resources, and technology resources required to execute
the IT strategy.
- Ensure that resource allocation aligns with strategic priorities.
Risk Assessment and Mitigation:
- Identify potential risks and challenges associated with the IT strategy.
- Develop risk mitigation plans to address these challenges and minimize their impact.
Data and Analytics Strategy:
- Define a data strategy that outlines how data will be collected, stored, analyzed, and
leveraged to support business objectives.
- Consider data governance, data privacy, and data security aspects.
Technology Stack and Architecture:
- Determine the technology stack and architecture that will best support the
- Consider factors such as cloud computing, software platforms, and integration
Security and Compliance:
- Develop a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy to protect IT assets and data.
- Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
Communication and Stakeholder Engagement:
- Create a communication plan to keep stakeholders informed about the IT strategy’s
progress and achievements.
- Engage with stakeholders regularly to gather feedback and make necessary
Implementation and Execution:
- Begin executing the IT strategy according to the roadmap and project plan.
- Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed to stay aligned with objectives.
Performance Measurement and KPIs:
- Define key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of the IT strategy.
- Regularly assess performance against these KPIs and make improvements as necessary.