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Align your IT organization and governance to your business strategy!

IT Organization & Governance

Control IT continuously and comprehensively!

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

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

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 always be taken into account. Digitalization pioneers are therefore establishing an IT governance function to achieve centralized control of IT activities. This focuses resources, shortens project runtimes and ultimately increases the ROI of the project portfolio.

    IT governance as a control instance is accompanied by a future-proof Target Operating Model. Seamless integration into the organizational structure and workflow is 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.

    IT Governance answers the following core questions:

        

    • How can IT best support the goals of the business strategy? 
       
    • What are the key principles for managing IT initiatives?
       
    • How do I control my IT portfolio for more strategy contribution, ROI and scaling internally and externally?
       
    • What roles and responsibilities, processes and tools can be used to control digitalization initiatives in the organization?
       
    • How can employees in the company be empowered to efficiently apply new tools and processes?

     

    Our Approach to IT Organization and Governance

    1. Understand

    1. Understand

    Where do you stand today in the context of IT governance with a focus on principles, structures and processes?

     


    Your Benefits

    Potenials and levers for targeted IT management with a clear contribution to your corporate strategy.

    Our Services

    • Conduct a sanity check focusing on committee structures, project portfolio management, roles & responsibilities, investment/budget processes, etc.
    • Identify "white spots"
    • Derive recommendations for action
    • Create an implementation roadmap
    2. Design

    2. Design

    Which elements of IT governance need to be developed and established? 


     

     

    Your Benefits 

    Faster decisions to control transformation and KPI-based prioritization of initiatives.

    Our Services

    • Define IT governance elements that are in line with the defined strategy and using best practices
    • Adapt existing processes as well as organizational and committee structures
    • Define clear roles and responsibilities
    3. Implement

    3. Implement

    How is the implementation of governance sustainably ensured in your company? 

     

     

     
    Your Benefits 

    Clear structures, automated processes,  effective risk management, empowered employees and consistent activities across the organization.

    Our Services

    • Establish an IT project management office
    • Map processes and structures in a project portfolio management tool
    • Have support during process establishment and implementation
    • Validate the created structures and processes
    • Implement company-wide governance practices and guidelines

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    Your Contacts for IT Organization & Governance

      • Florian Heffeter

        Managing Director

        UNITY Austria GmbH

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        Vienna

      • Nicolina Litschgi

        Managing Director, Partner

        UNITY Schweiz AG

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        Zurich

      • Moritz Pfeiffer

        Member of the Executive Board

        UNITY Schweiz AG

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        Zurich

      • Ingo Neumann

        Managing Director

        UNITY Business Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

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        Peking

      • Ahmed Aglan

        Managing Director

        UNITY Egypt Ltd.

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        Hamburg

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