TBM Alignment

for Civilian Agencies

IT Strategy and Resource Planning + TBM

How do you select and plan IT investments today?

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Inability to Drive Informed Decisions

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How do you make investment trade-off decisions with business partners?

Can you quantify the value of IT projects?

Are projects aligned with the strategy of the business?

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Slow and Error Prone Process

Grey Line TBM

How quickly can you adjust plans when priorities change?

What is your process for managing plan risk and variance?

Does your process scale across cost centers, teams and versions?

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No Stakeholder Accountability

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Are Plans directly aligned to those accountable for executing the plan?

Do budget owners have the details needed to make informed decisions?

How are trade-offs decided and communicated across the team?

Current State in Many Civilian Agencies

  • Limited visibility into the strategic value of initiatives – making it impossible to analyze funding and resources
  • A need to identify and re-allocate redundant or inefficient projects for cost cutting and business transformation
  • Difficulty in consistently communicating value and strategic alignment of projects in order to hold people accountable

How Decision Lens and TBM Help

New Initiative Requests Collected

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  • Intake project requests and ideas from stakeholders
  • Collect all required business case data
  • Review and approve or return for revision


Project Ideas and Requests

Cost/Resource Details Completed

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  • Complete resource estimates for each project
  • Estimates for direct/indirect costs, H/W & S/W costs, OPEX & CAPEX
  • Resource capacity, cost towers, and budget structure


Detailed Project Proposals

Prioritization and Optimization

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  • Compare resource scenarios for optimal project mix
  • Prioritize projects that align with strategic goals
  • Identify and remove resource bottlenecks


Prioritized Project List,Optimized Project Plan

Funded Projects with Budgeted Plan

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  • Final IT Plan with budget and funded projects
  • Complete view of resources, costs, and capacity
  • Budget scenarios for all situations


Project Plan with Funded Projects

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