IMD CONSULTANCY LIMITED

Enterprise Architecture

IMD provides Enterprise Architecture development in fundamental elements of both design and integration of ICT and Cloud systems and services. We ensure that your target capabilities and services are appropriately defined and remain coherent across the enterprise. Our collaborative approach shares insights and provides advice for technology improvement decisions.

Features

  • Identification, analysis and modelling of business structure and processes
  • Provides analysis and understanding of complex IT systems and maintenance
  • Requirements Engineering, traceability and alignment of business and technology strategy
  • Organisational design and standardisation of full enterprise systems and processes
  • Architectural descriptions and models - services/applications, hardware, data, infrastructure
  • Implementation of architectural governance and control
  • Enterprise Architecture support teams to help IT Managers plan strategies
  • Integral investment support to develop business cases and inform decisions
  • Tailorable Enterprise Architecture frameworks to structure processes, descriptions and models
  • P3M methodologies for service integration, stakeholder management and risk reduction

Benefits

  • Clear traceability from capabilities to enterprise goals and objectives
  • Coherence between business and technology strategies
  • Improved leverage of key technologies linked to business outcomes
  • Maximised efficiency through re-use of relevant architectural components
  • Minimised ICT infrastructure redundancy, duplication and inefficiency across enterprise
  • Improved decision prioritisation and strategy alignment
  • Assured continuity for complex business operations
  • Increased accuracy of enterprise IT systems requirements definition
  • Reduced risk of IT systems failure
  • Quicker technology-related decision making

Pricing

£340 to £1,240 a person a day

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

4 1 6 0 3 4 3 2 6 5 3 4 6 1 0

Contact

IMD CONSULTANCY LIMITED Anne Christie
Telephone: 07908 957944
Email: anne.christie@imd-group.co.uk

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
IMD offers services to support customers planning to implement cloud hosting or software systems and services. We provide consolidated, through-life cost, operational, technical and training support, highlighting benefits and risks, to optimise the system or service and its design, delivery and support.
We help organisations define their strategic goals, scope and vision for the service, and provide services to analyse user and business needs to develop robust User and System Requirements documentation and define future Target Operating Models. We help develop a compelling Business Case to secure funding and approval and provide the strategy to move from the current (as-is) to the future (to-be) environment. This includes, as required, a procurement strategy, benefits, risk and cost-benefit analyses and detailed, resourced and costed plans.
IMD models the current service or software and the intended solution, to help articulate accurate requirements and intended benefits. This will reduce complexity, identifying and providing a fuller understanding of relationships, common processes and functionality across the enterprise. Use Case production and analysis help identify relationships that exist between the new cloud service or software and people and processes, helping drive down costs and reduce risk.
Planning service works with specific services
No

Training

Training service provided
Yes
How the training service works
IMD puts people at the heart of transformation, particularly important when planning for, setting up and building the capability to maintain cloud systems and services. Hence, as part of our delivery, we provide informal training in the form of knowledge transfer, coaching, mentoring and upskilling. This ensures that the best practice methods applied during the delivery of our service are adopted by the customer team, so key skills and knowledge are retained following completion of the contract. We provide formal training as a separate service, delivered by accredited trainers, who are experienced practitioners in their fields. The majority of our training courses are accredited and lead to internationally recognised qualifications.
Training is tied to specific services
No

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
IMD offers services to support customers setting up and migrating to or between cloud hosting or software systems and services. We provide consolidated, through-life cost, operational, technical and training support, highlighting benefits and risks, to optimise the system or service and its design, delivery and support.
We develop detailed, resourced and costed plans to support set up and migration activities, including governance, risks, assumptions, issues, dependencies and opportunity (RAIDO) management, benefits realisation planning and stakeholder engagement.
We enable organisations to determine their level of readiness, assessing feasibility and process maturity when implementing new systems and services or when developing an existing service. We develop Integrated Test, Evaluation and Acceptance strategy and plans to enable comprehensive compliance checks, testing and evaluation before formal acceptance. Equally importantly, we assess the readiness of your people to use and benefit from the new technology.
EA services can be used to provide assurance technological, procedural and cultural impacts across the organisation have been considered during service design, enabling effective and efficient transition to a new cloud system or service.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
No

Security testing

Security services
No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
No

Service scope

Service constraints
None specific to this service.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
No
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
No
Support levels
IMD provides consultancy support across all SFIA grades, with prices detailed on the supplied Rate Cards.
For each engagement, we provide a Technical Account Manager who will be the central customer point of contact. The Account Manager will have experience operating within the relevant field and of coordinating the delivery of similar services. This provides additional domain knowledge and support to the delivery team, a first point for escalation of issues, and added intelligence and continuity across projects and programmes. The Technical Account Manager will ensure administrative or contractual queries are actioned and resolved, including the need for any additional specialist support.
In addition, we endeavour to provide a secondary point of contact for each engagement to ensure continuity of service and support.
Depending on the particular assignment, support will be provided on-site, or remotely via email and phone, with the flexibility to arrange meetings on site or at our offices. On-site support will normally be between 8 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays. Support outside these hours can be arranged by negotiation. Technical Account Management and support will normally be integrated into the delivery team. Costs are included in the proposed price for each engagement.

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Pricing

Price
£340 to £1,240 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations
Yes

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at anne.christie@imd-group.co.uk. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.