Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity

By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 03-22-2013

Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity

Intelligent Demand Management  Attain sufficient transparency of the business to allow it to make informed decisions about its demand for IT services vis-à-vis costs and business value.

Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity

Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity

Application Rationalization Optimize the number of applications through consolidation, replacement and decommissioning based on usage scenarios.

Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity

Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity

Infrastructure Reduction  Shrink the number of patterns (i.e. configurations of hardware, software and middleware)   to minimize the variety of technologies, processes and skills necessary for application delivery.

Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity

Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity

Smaller, Empowered IT Staffs  Trim management layers, optimize spans of control and make an effort to ensure an appropriately sized and skilled IT staff.

Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity

Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity

Effective Governance of Simplified Processes  Establish a comprehensive framework to optimize business-IT governance that is combined with the simplification of processes through the use of lean and agile methodologies.

Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity

Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity

Shared Services Model, Optimal Sourcing  Adopt a shared services model to service delivery and develop a unified, companywide sourcing model that tames “shadow IT” services.

Six Steps to Reduce IT Complexity