IT-speak, the missing link

Communicating the complexities and benefits of Enterprise IT to non-technical senior managers, particularly the CFO, CEO and Board is a challenging task for the CIO, CTO, CDO, and Senior Technology Manager. Making informed decisions, and understanding risks, benefits, and the ramifications of your actions or inactions can be a daunting task without the right insight.

Your organization will likely exploit four methodologies to collectively describe the enterprise IT environment: Enterprise Architecture, Business-Process-Modelling, Data/Information Modelling and even HR Roles & Responsibilities Matrix. While important and necessary tools within their own domains, each has a narrow focus and specialist expertise with its own domain-specific language which makes it difficult to communicate value across those domains or to the wider business; particularly those non-technical senior managers. The reality is that most organizations have complex information environments that evolved over many years; typically involving both paper and electronic processes with numerous legacy applications and operating systems often spread across multiple locations.

IT-speak, the missing link