Through open communication, strategic policy planning, plans for organizational and governance changes, and the development of clear tools and strategies, the OIT is poised and ready for a great organizational change to come into compliance with new regulations, elevate their EA program, identify gaps and redundancies, and generally improve the administration of IT throughout the OA.
T. White Parker was able to establish a foundation for effective IT governance while executing day-to-day operations. The team provided clear, actionable recommendations, offered insight into policy development and documentation, and further opened lines of communications between the OIT and the IT Project Managers (PMs). By quickly identifying stakeholders and carefully managing those relationships, the team was able to successfully gather the information needed from relevant parties for data calls in a consistent and timely manner. This constant communication and relationship building also helped smooth the process of budget submission as the team helped the PMs through the estimation process. Additionally, our assessment of the IT Portfolio and guidance through restructuring helped the OA identify and demonstrate savings, which received informal recognition from the department level Office of the Secretary (OST).
By conducting assessments of how other departments and agencies had implemented changes to comply with new federal regulations, and by reviewing the proposed departmental policy, the T. White Parker team was able to shape the departmental policy in a way that would enable the department, OA, and client to most effectively and efficiently comply with the new regulation including the following benefits:
- Clear and adaptable recommendations for improved control and communication between the review boards.
- Identified process gaps for locating and using the EA artifacts in the repository, and for tracking their segment, ARM, and IRM alignment.
- Architected an advanced database for tracking EA alignment and storage of the models for improved ease-of-use for the end user.