IM Systems is a consulting organisation that specialises in information management (IM). Being a boutique company that recruits highly experienced IM practitioners, we are able to provide to our clients a dedicated focus on all aspects associated with IM.
Information Management Health Chceck
The IM Health check provides a benchmark of an organisations information management program against a comprehensive best practise model.We look at an organisations overall data governance approach including the existing information organisation and its core capabilities, the IM project methodology, and the approach to managing data quality.
The overall enterprise architecture including the BI platform are also included in the health check.
The benchmark is performed against IMS’s own information management model which is compliant with industry standard models such as DMBOK, MIKE2.0 and TOGAF.
A health check is typically time boxed at 2-3 weeks, with the key deliverable being a report and presentation covering the health of the organisations overall IM program, and the key opportunities for delivering more value.
It is widely accepted that data is being seen as a corporate asset – but many organisations have not given it the focus that is needed.
In response to this, senior management now want to ensure that there is a better understanding of how data and information is used across the organisation. Having this insight gives direction to lower operational costs, increase revenues and better manage risk.
As a result inefficiencies and inconsistencies arise, ultimately making organisations more difficult to deal with.
IM Systems has a proven 3-phased approach to not only develop an information strategy, but importantly to gain the internal buy-in to the strategy recommendations, and ensuring that the way-forward delivers pragmatic tangible business benefits.
Establishing a clear architectural framework of the business is a significant step for many organisations to be able to take a leap forward in their business maturity, rather than the incremental steps that many organisations are willing settle on.Having an understanding of how the numerous business functions within an organisation fit together enables better delineation of roles and responsibilities.
With the knowledge and awareness of the management and usage of data across organisations, IM Systems is able to work with organisations to define the business architecture and the associated data overlay.