The Winchester Services Group

Consultants to Management for Information Technology

Assessing IT Strengths and Weaknesses
Developing an IT Strategy and Plan
Establishing the IT Project Office
Turning Around an Ineffective IT Function
Measuring and Managing IT Performance
Providing  Interim CIO  Services
Creating the CIO Dashboard
Establishing the IT Marketing Function
Ensuring Effective IT Governance
Deriving value from contracting and Outsourcing

Success Story - Current State Assessment



  Client:  Public Utility
  Project:  IT Assessment


  This metropolitan water district was undergoing a top-to-bottom organizational transformation under the direction of new senior management.  As part of the transformation, the district was evaluating and re-organizing its information technology functions and, among other things, planned to centralize the various information technology resources that existed within the old divisional structure.  As part of this process, we were requested to perform an analysis of enterprise-wide information technology (IT) resources.  The analysis included an evaluation of all IT assets including hardware systems, software applications and personnel resources.  The engagement involved:
assessing the portfolio of IT hardware systems and software applications in use and planned throughout the district
assessing the skills of IT employees throughout the district against current and future skill requirements
evaluating financial data on the district's information technology, including historic and current spending, budget vs. cost analyses and comparisons to similar organizations
assessing existing and planned IT organization structures and management practices
identifying IT needs, resource redundancies and cost-saving opportunities
  The results of this process provided management with an independent evaluation of the district's IT resources, assisted management in completing the re-organization in an effective manner and established the required technological objectives to support or enhance business strategies.


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  Assessing IT Strengths and Weaknesses

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