We are witnessing the adoption of Agile Frameworks in the industry with mixed results. With people-first attitude, some organizations have adopted the Agile framework correctly to suit the needs of their culture while we see few organizations struggling to adopt the Agile framework where the focus seems to be more on the process itself rather than the people.
The Agile framework gives a good foundation to implement/release a Product vision however, it does not tell you how to define business goals, capabilities and how to link them to the overall Enterprise vision, and goals. It also does not give you a framework for breaking the business capabilities into specific processes and milestones and then how to identify/define technology capabilities, platforms, and milestones to deliver/support those business milestones.
INVistra is a comprehensive framework for business and tech stakeholders to jointly create a business and tech strategy with roadmap containing specific milestones prioritized to deliver maximum business value at reduced tech risk.
INVistra provides a structured approach to the business stakeholders to capture their ideas in business goals, link the business goals to the Enterprise goals, and then define/refine business processes to achieve the goals. Once the business goals are clearly articulated then the business stakeholders can use INVistra to create a business roadmap with specific milestones to provide maximum business value.
Based on the discussions with business stakeholders and the business roadmap the tech stakeholders can use the INVistra framework to identify/define the tech capabilities/platforms and create a roadmap to meet the business value and minimize overall risk. This process is iterative where based on the tech input business may need to revise its roadmap.
Vision and Strategy Definition Framework
The best time to use INVistra is when the product/strategy vision is being laid out. Innovecture has seen great results when the key business and tech stakeholders are jointly present in the working session, ideally in person, if not over a video conference. Innovecture has led these strategy sessions and our clients have seen the following benefits by leveraging INVistra.
Comprehensive framework to channelize the business and tech thoughts to define the business and tech milestones
Rapid turnaround to create business and tech strategy
Cost saving in defining business and tech strategy
Better alignment among business and tech stakeholders and hence better decision framework to govern the projects