Cases – Van Oord – IT Strategy & portfoliomanagement

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Cases – Van Oord – IT Strategy & portfoliomanagement

Alignment of IT strategy and investments through portfolio management

What they wanted

After years of focus on cost control and automation of business processes, the IT strategy had to be calibrated to business needs. In various business units, IT challenges were partly identified and solved themselves, which meant that on the one hand resources had to be divided over a large number of projects and on the other hand opportunities for company-wide improvement and integration were not addressed. Our goal was therefore better alignment of IT strategy and investments, through portfolio management, with business strategy and business needs and opportunities.

What have we done

Qhuba has introduced a process for IT governance in conjunction with enterprise architecture and portfolio management as well as facilitated an initial assessment of business needs based on the business strategy. This resulted in a vision document on information provision, an ‘Information Plan’ and the establishment of a steering group for IT investments, organized and facilitated by Qhuba.

What have we achieved?

IT governance, enterprise architecture and portfolio management have been institutionalized. Business initiatives can be prioritized, approved and funded, staffed and monitored within the total portfolio of projects based on objective criteria.

What they said

“IT is higher on the executive board agenda and is increasingly seen as a business partner”

– Board member at van Oord

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