Cogitant can provide assistance in many areas relating to strategy, innovation and technology management. Here are some examples based on past activities, experience and expertise.

Strategy Development

  • Defining, managing and executing strategy development processes.
  • Identifying and analysing strategy drivers; developing strategic responses.
  • Providing subject matter expertise in many areas including ERP landscapes, Business Process Management, security, infrastructure rationalisation.
  • Developing, publishing and communicating strategy.
  • Developing action plans and execution processes

Operating Model and Organisation Design

  • Analysing and documenting existing operating models including processes, organisations and capabilities.
  • Using ITIL, CMMI, COBIT reference models and techniques to identify gaps, strengths and weaknesses, process maturity.
  • Identifying, recommending and planning improvements.

Technology Management

  • Enterprise Architecture - theory and practice
  • Green datacentre design
  • SCADA and control systems analysis
  • Defining and implementing technology management processes including:
    • New technology monitoring, evaluation and introduction.
    • Structured product evaluation and selection.
    • Enterprise architecture governance and development.
    • Technology roadmapping.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestments

  • Pre and post-deal planning and execution for IT integration / dis-integration, working on behalf of seller, buyer or target organisation.
  • Gathering and presenting intelligence on third-party IT capabilities and approaches.
  • Programme and Project Management for complex multi-national projects in high-pressure and short lead-time MA&D environments.
  • Mentoring project managers and other team participants.
  • Maintaining order amid chaos.

Risk Management

  • Defining and implementing effective risk management processes.
  • Facilitating risk workshops.
  • Assessing risk management plans.

Programme Management and Steering

  • Supporting large complex projects and programmes as an experienced and independent board or steering committee member.
  • Directing large complex projects and programmes as Programme Manager.
  • Financial analysis and modelling.

Mentoring and Support

  • Mentoring CIOs and team members.
  • Offering independent analysis and advice on a range of organisational and technological issues.
  • Undertaking high-priority and confidential project work.
  • Providing pragmatic insight into supplier strategies and roadmaps.

Innovation

  • Providing advice and guidance on the management and encouragement of innovation.
  • Briefing on emerging trends and technologies.

 Commercial Support

  • Defining commercial negotiation strategies and approaches.
  • Conducting market reviews and analysis, briefing negotiating teams and staff.
  • Identifying and minimising contractual risks, maximising opportunities.
  • Negotiating with suppliers.

 Communications

  • Audience analysis - understanding information needs.
  • Assimilating data and information from multiple incomplete sources into coherent, presentable documents drafted to meet identified needs and purpose.
  • Delivering verbal and written communications.
  • Mentoring and supporting staff.