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UNDERSTAND WHERE YOUR ORGANIZATION IS TODAY

IT and Business assessments give you a 360-degree view of where your organization is today so you can close gaps, improve performance and formulate an optimization or transformation plan.  
Welcome to ASSESS • Optimize • Transform

“Unless strategy evaluation is performed seriously and systematically, and unless strategists are willing to act on the results, energy will be used up defending yesterday.”​

– Peter Drucker, the “Father” of management thinking

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ASSESS is the first step in your organization’s transformation journey. Assessments compare your organization's current state to industry best practices. They are designed to discover overall organization strengths and weaknesses and to identify specific performance gaps and opportunities for improvement.  
 

Assessments allow you to target optimization and transformation opportunities. Most importantly, they help you focus on actions and investments that will improve business outcomes.

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Improve Your Success Rate

According to a McKinsey & Company survey, organizations that kicked off an IT or digital transformation with an assessment to define their needs showed a 79% success rate.

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Our Role in YOUR SUCCESS

Our typical role during the assessment phase is that of guide, facilitator, organizer and analyst. We guide you through the entire Assessment process.

  • We work with you to identify specific assessments that are relevant to understanding your current situation

  • We facilitate data gathering and organize the collected data

  • We collaborate with you to analyze the data to identify value added insights and recommendations

  • Finally, we assist you to clearly define what success looks like for your organization and appropriate next steps towards achieving that success

 

The key output here is a roadmap or plan for how to move forward to deliver the organizational improvements you are looking for.

CUSTOMIZED Assessments

MSSBTA offers several IT and Business assessments to give you a 360-degree view of your organization and its optimization and transformation opportunities, each customized to your organization’s unique requirements. A sampling of available assessments include:

IT ASSESSMENTS

  • IT Performance

  • IT Operations

  • IT Applications

  • IT Security

  • IT Infrastructure

  • Vendor Performance

BUSINESS ASSESSMENTS

  • Business and IT Alignment

  • Digital Transformation Readiness 

  • Project Health

  • Team Performance and Communication (Sociomapping)

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ASSESSMENT BEST PRACTICES

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

Prioritize assessments - don't try to do it all at once

Utilize appropriate processes and tools to collect and organize data

Clearly Assess your current state - define results and next steps

Leverage 3rd party expertise and tools wherever possible

Alignment between key stakeholders and leadership

Involve the right people

Gather complete and accurate data

Involve all key stakeholders in analyzing the data for insights and recommendations

CLIENT RESULTS

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ERP ORGANIZATION READINESS PROJECT

The Challenge: Having just selected a cloud ERP solution, the client needed an un-biased third party to help them evaluate implementation partners and to assist in the overall planning of the implementation.

The Solution: MSSBTA used proprietary ERP methodologies along with industry best practices from external sources to develop an implementation plan that considered the resources available to implement the ERP solution.

The Result: During the engagement, the client benefitted from reduced implementation costs, saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars; an executable project plan; and a documented OCM plan.

IT ASSESSMENTS CREATE ROADMAP FOR
ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS

The Challenge: The client needed to change direction to focus on strategic organizational improvements rather than day to day tactical operations.

The Solution: A baseline of the client’s current state was established by leveraging diagnostic tools and techniques.  Then, a best practice IT organization framework was identified, and the client’s capabilities were assessed against the different areas provided within the framework.

The Result: MSSBTA built a roadmap of what the client should do achieve their organizational improvement objective and shared timelines to be administered over the course of the next two to three years.

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PERSPECTIVES

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When you are ready to Assess your organization...