Current State Assessment
Evaluates the existing processes and is vital in order to make accurate
and detailed recommendations to decision-makers. Allows the gathering
of indispensable information to elaborate an analysis of needs in support
of the strategic plan recommendations.
Consists of interviewing various users in order to gather key information
and will illustrate the problems and improvements identified by the
users (productivity, efficiency). The various departments involved
in these critical processes must be targeted.
Needs and Processes Analysis:
Business, computing, and procedures need to be analyzed without loosing
perspective on a key element: the human factor. While analyzing the
needs and procedures, it is imperative to understand the complete
management lifecycle of the processes.
Looks at the relationship of the business processes and needs of
different people at different levels.
Provide a recommended approach to the integration of new technologies
and methodologies, and considers their integration with existing business
processes and procedures.
An organization wishing to ensure a coherent and evolutionary IM/IT
system closely related to its own needs and business processes must
first establish an architecture that can evolve and allow flexibility
towards future technological changes.
Identifies the hardware software issues related to new information
management technologies recommended.