Benefits of Vertical Maturity Model
Benefits of vertical maturity model
This vertical maturity model has the following three benefits:
Benefit No. 1: Demonstrate vision and success quickly
A long-running project timeline is one of the top reasons for IT project failures. By piloting a narrowly defined use case, the project team can show success and vision quickly. By demonstrating to the organization what the automated end state looks like in a miniature scale, it validates the business case and generates excitement for continue investment.
Benefit No. 2: Minimize change management
Change management is often the most difficult part of any new technology adoption project. It takes tremendous time and effort to change how people do things. By achieving the final automated end state in one phase, the project team can avoid repeatedly asking users to change process and adjust to new tools.
Benefit No. 3: Validate technology selection early
By implementing full automation in Phase 1, the project team can fully test out the automation capabilities of the chosen technology platform. If the right technology has been selected, then the project team has reduced the risk of technology failure for future phases. If the wrong technology has been selected, then the project team can still cut its losses and make a change without too much lost investment. In other words, if you want to go to the moon, you better figure out early if you bought a car or a rocket.
Pravin Kothari is founder and Chief Technology Officer at Agiliance. Pravin is responsible for product vision, product strategy and engineering at Agiliance. Pravin has over 20 years of success at bringing new products to market in information security, compliance, enterprise software, software as a service, and large-scale software infrastructure. Prior to founding Agiliance, Pravin was the founding vice president of engineering at ArcSight, where he led the product development for five years from inception to market dominance. Prior to ArcSight, Pravin was the founding chief architect at Impresse Corporation. Previously, Pravin held technical leadership positions at Verity, Attachmate, and Tata Consultancy Services.
Pravin holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Charter Member of TiE, a global organization dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.