Road Map for ITAM

ITAM initiatives fail because organisations:

  • Don't have the Executive support required to ensure the intiative can succeed.
  • Try to do too much in a limited time.
  • Have limited or unskilled resource.
  • Dont do enough to make a difference.
  • Are unclear what their ojectives really are.
  • Haven't addressed the governance required to hold the practice together.
  • Get talked into the 'Silver Bullet' technical solution by a salesman.
  • Haven't (or don't know) what the ROI breakpoint is for the outcomes they want.
An ITAM roadmap with clear short, mid and long term goals that work on getting the biggest 'Bang for Buck', have clear outcomes and sets in a place an ongoing program. A roadmap is a must for any organisation who seriously want control of their assets.

A roadmap allows goals, resource and investment to be optimised to meet the returned required and should address key areas of risk for the business. Understanding your organisations current state and where it wants to go are are key for an asset management roadmap.

Burswood Information Solutions uses a number of tools and draws on experience to ensure the plan is matched to the organisations needs. We offer an independent assessment of your ITAM maturity and can create your asset service maturity roadmap. This Roadmap can be used to identify your current ITAM maturity level, identify areas of weakness and improvement, and as a baseline against which you can compare progress over time.

We use the IAITAM® Best Practice Library (IBPL) as a guide so you know it is of the highest quality and respected world wide.

It is important all areas that influence asset management are considered when creating a roadmap:

  • Acquisition Management
  • Asset Identification
  • Communication and Education
  • Compliance Management
  • Disposal Management
  • Documentation Management
  • Financial Management
  • Legislation Management
  • Policy Management
  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Vendor Management
The real mechanism for corporate governance is the active involvement of the owners - Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

In its most basic form, an organisations maturity could be seen as falling into one of the following categories. Identifying and moving to a higher level will be dependent on the leadership, needs and direction of the organisation.
And how the organisation itself wants to be seen is important too. Corporate Citizenship is very important as to how the organisation is perceived among its peers and within the industry as a whole.

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