Make IT Live up to its Promise

Most IT organizations have untapped potential. Liberate yourself from what is holding you and your organization back.

 

My name is Sten Vesterli, and I am an expert on using technology right in order to achieve measurable business outcomes. For more than 20 years, I have been advising companies like Novo Nordisk, Maersk Lines, Novartis, SimCorp, Oracle, Nordea, Swisscom and dozens of others around the world. I can easily talk to stakeholders at all levels, work with a wide range of technologies, quickly analyze complex problems and come up with innovative and pragmatic solutions. 

 

Faster

To provide optimal value for the business, IT must be able to execute quickly. The value of a business idea quickly decays as the situation changes and competitors catch up. The business will be clamoring for new features yesterday, but many IT departments have years of backlog and no good process for prioritizing.

I help organizations establish clear value metrics to guide development decisions. The realizations from this process often leads to dramatic changes in prioritization and can purge unneeded tasks. We identify and remove unnecessary speed bumps and implement pragmatic improvements to  balance the need for speed with security and regulatory requirements.

 

Better

An IT system only realizes its true value if users can and want to use it the way it is intended. Systems are often designed for power users without due consideration for the work situation of regular users. And systems no longer fit for purpose impede productivity and make the IT organization unpopular.

I can provide a realistic assessment of how IT systems are used and identify unrealized potential. Sometimes, streamlined “light” versions can dramatically improve usage of important applications. In other situations, old processes and organizational structures clash with well-intended digitalization projects and need alignment.

Cheaper

IT is under continuing pressure to do more with less. Based on overly optimistic reporting in glossy journals, the business expects new cloud-based systems to be almost free. At the same time, unrealistic numbers from outsourcing vendors promise massive cost savings.

I give IT organizations an overview of how they are truly spending their limited budget, and identify false economies that save money in one place but cost twice as much somewhere else. We identify expensive legacy systems that have can be replaced, and many of my customers realize both cost savings, improved responsiveness and higher quality by pulling services back in-house.