ECA Case Study: Project Staffing

Strategic IT Assessment Consultant

PE-owned Appliance Co.

IT Strategy

Memphis, TN

Post-MBA (1-2 years)

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Project Details

Client / Situation
  • Our client, a PE-owned middle-market home & building appliance product company, wanted an expert in technology strategy, architecture, roadmap, and IT org
  • They needed a consultant to identify areas of misalignment with long-term firm strategy and recommend opportunities to improve
Objectives / Results Achieved
  • Provided client a clear direction forward on technology architecture and IT org priorities
  • Established an IT strategy and operating model designed to enhance IT’s role and enable IT to best drive value for the company into the future
  • Developed an IT Service Line organization model – putting in place single-points of accountability, increasing visibility into IT performance and optimizing resourcing
  • Identified key technical talent gaps and recommended ideal candidate profiles
  • Recommended best-practice IT processes including project demand management, software license management, business unit interaction model, etc.
  • Identified a substantial amount of savings on unnecessary software maintenance spend
  • Recommended strategy for replacement of legacy ERP and related systems
  • Identified highest value areas for business intelligence analytics focus
  • Developed overall architecture diagram of core systems and data flows (living document)
  • Developed a 3-year technology roadmap for each service line (living document)

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