Technology Advancement Office (TAO) Tools – Definitions
Methodically and Continually Identify Technologies That Enhance All of the Processes of
With IT Maturity Technology Advancement training, you will feel the advantages of your IT team focusing their efforts on identifying technological
advancements that directly pertain to the processes of your business.
High-Level Architecture Views
In High-Level Architecture Views,
your team will hear how to create lightweight enterprise views of your technology and why UML, CMMi, Six Sigma, TOGAF and other bureaucratic methodologies
should be avoided when creating technology big pictures.
In order to establish common understanding across the technology and leadership teams it is vital
that high level architecture pictures are created that provide a one stop view of IT infrastructure, applications, and services.
Does it take forever to obtain technical details from your IT organization? Are technology
improvements stuck because different technology teams are waiting on one another? Then click here
to schedule a discussion.
Technology Advancement Office Tools – Tracking and Measuring
With Technology Performance, you will see how to prevent Technopolists from putting technology
before business (i.e. the cart before the horse).
Correlations between technology performance and business usage need to created so that calculations
can be made with respect to how growth in business usage will impact technology requirements.
Are you unaware of how business usage correlates with technology performance? Are you unaware of
how much of your hardware is actually utilized? Is your team oblivious to how business usage changes
will quantitatively impact your infrastructure? Does your team wait till problems occur? Does each new
project bring in its own hardware? Are you unaware of how many alerts your IT centers have on a weekly basis and if they correlate with business impact? Then click here to schedule a discussion.
In Architecture Change, your team will learn new ways to deal with
continual technology change that is only accelerating.
Vendors, both hardware and software, are continually improving and
changing their products. It is essential that IT organizations track, predict, and prepare for these changes on a regular basis.
Are your commercially purchased IT components out of their standard support cycles? Are you paying
extra costs for extended support? Do updates of different commercial software packages collide with
one another? Are large projects required to update COTS packages? Are the newest features being
underutilized or left unevaluated for potential business impact? Then click here to schedule a
When Covering Business Metrics, you will hear how to prioritize the resolution of issues related to the
complexity of IT’s impact on the business.
Quantitative business metrics should be created to measure and prioritize the reliability and
responsiveness of the enterprise's architecture and technology.
Is your team addressing issues that have no business impact? Are issues that have significant
business impact left to fester or occur again and again? Then click here to schedule a discussion.
Technology Advancement Office Tools – Tuning and Advancing
With Architecture Improvement, your team will learn how to use business enhancement as a driver in
the evaluation of new technology and services. [Benefits]
Effective processes for the identification of innovations for both business function specific IT tools
and generic enterprise IT tools is critical.
Are you unaware of or unprepared to take advantages of relevant technology advances when they
become available? Then click here to schedule a discussion.
In Enhancing Product, you will see new ways to leverage IT processes
and tools for the enhancement of product. [Benefits]
IT is a center of expertise that provides services to the organization,
there are opportunities to leverage this expertise in the product development process.
Does your product team include IT in products? Is your product team
oblivious to common IT processes used to ensure good IT? Then click here to schedule a discussion.
When covering Enhancing Service, your team will hear how to leverage IT processes and tools for the
enhancement of services. [Benefits]
As with product development, IT expertise can be leveraged to enhance company services. Technology
can be used to improve the customer experience.
Are your competitors putting in effective new customer-facing technology before you? Then click here to schedule a discussion.
With Enhancing Manufacturing, you will learn new ways to leverage IT processes and tools for the
enhancement of manufacturing. [Benefits]
Just as in product development, IT can help identify and evaluate information technology and
processes that can aid the manufacturing processes. Robotics, vision, controllers, and other
manufacturing mechanisms all have significant IT aspects.
Does your manufacturing team use embedded IT? Is your manufacturing team oblivious to common IT
processes used to ensure good IT? Then click here to schedule a discussion.
Technology Advancement: Autonomous Vehicles - White Paper
For insight into some of the dramatic technology changes that will be happening in the near future,
and which IT Maturity Method Technology Advancement Training can help you take advantage of, click the below link:
ITMM Technology Advancement: Autonomous Vehicles - White Paper