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IT Organization & IT Governance

IT Organization & IT Governance

Complex market requirements, new digitalization initiatives, innovative technologies and the increasing expectations of the business departments are placing ever greater focus on the role of IT in companies. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for companies to create a clear framework for the IT organization and governance -- individually aligned with the business strategy.

Define a suitable IT strategy

IT governance is part of corporate management and encompasses the organization, management and control of IT in a company. The focus is on formulating an appropriate IT strategy, setting standards, and identifying and prioritizing IT investments. The individual requirements of the organization ("silos") result in a large number of initiatives, issues and dependencies that must be taken into account from the outset. Planning, budgeting and implementation are therefore carried out separately by business units or regions. 

Success factors

It is essential for a successful IT portfolio to have an overview of all digital initiatives and their dependencies. Factors such as scalability, avoidance of redundancies, and a clear focus on resources and EBIT must be continuously taken into account. Digitalization pioneers are therefore establishing an IT governance function to achieve central control of IT activities. This focuses resources, shortens project runtimes and ultimately increases the ROI of the project portfolio.

Integration into the operational and organizational structure

IT governance as a control mechanism is supported by a future-proof target operating model. Seamless integration into the organizational and operational structure is already ensured during the implementation of IT projects. This means that digital solutions and use cases can be operated sustainably even after the end of the project. 

Our Consulting Services in IT Organization & IT Governance

Value proposition

Your questions:

  • How can IT best support the goals of the business strategy? 
  • How do I steer my IT portfolio towards more strategy contribution, ROI and scaling internally and externally? 
  • Which roles and responsibilities, processes and tools can be used to steer digitalization initiatives in the organization?

UNITY solution approach:

  • Potentials and levers for targeted IT management with clear contribution to your business strategy. 
  • Faster decisions to manage transformation and KPI-based prioritization of initiatives. 
  • Clear structures, automated processes, effective risk management, empowered employees and consistent activities across the organization.
IT product or service organization suitable for the company

Your challenges:

  • Desire for greater customer orientation in IT 
  • Unclear service portfolio of IT 
  • The established IT service portfolio does not match the requirements of the business units

UNITY solution approach:

  • Derive an IT service portfolio based on the role of IT and the requirements of the business units
  • Focus the IT portfolio on the important products and services for the operation of IT services, architecture and infrastructure 
  • Develop the operating model of the future product and service organization
Your end-to-end partner in IT transformation

Your challenges:

  • Changes in technology, organization and processes in IT organizational development
  • Planning, budgeting and implementation are in different "silos" 
  • Need for a holistic view, avoidance of redundancies and focus on resources and EBIT

UNITY solution approach:

  • Establish a central control unit (e.g., IT Transformation Office) 
  • Create the big picture and continuously consider dependencies 
  • Avoid redundancies and focus on resources and EBIT in implementation
A viable and controllable organization with processes it really needs

Your challenges:

  • Steering the organization according to economic and regulatory criteria 
  • Ensuring the organization's ability to make a statement in achieving corporate goals 
  • Clear roles and responsibilities within the set structures

UNITY solution approach:

  • Develop a holistic governance model 
  • Provide clarity in budgeting, decision-making processes, degrees of freedom, roles, CIP, and more.

IT Organization Development

Project stories in IT Transformation

  • Efficient SAP Transition
  • Digital Reference Architecture LHT
  • Implementation of a Future Operating Model for IT
  • IT implementation
  • Development of a modern IT infrastructure
  • IT architecture and selection of systems
  • Target picture and use cases for the digital transformation
  • Digital Transformation of IT Organisation
  • Market Leadership in Smart Manufacturing
  • ERP Selection & Implementation for an innovative IoT Company
  • Development of Roadmap 2020
  • VR DigitalCheck
  • Networking beyond the stadium visit
  • Optimized corporate wide consistent business processes and system-neutral performance specifications
  • Implementation Digital@Covestro
  • End-to-end digital transformation with the UNITY Innovation Alliance
  • Intersectoral Networking in Healthcare
  • Creating added value for customers and company
  • Clear roles and responsibilities for IT and OT
  • Strategy and urban data platform

Your contacts for IT Organization & Governance

Daniel Neumann

Head of Digital Transformation & CIO Advisory

Cologne, Germany
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Sebastian Befeld

Head of Business Area

Paderborn, Germany
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Tim Meisen

Senior Team Leader

Cologne, Germany
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Viviane Zimmermann

Partner, Head of Business Area

Munich/Stuttgart, Germany
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