Technology Strategy & Strategic Program Management

Retail Energy 

Business Strategy, Technology Strategy, Large-scale implementation,
Strategic Program Management

Challenge

  • Company called on Altruas to support a project which was close to failure
  • Technology vendor was chosen to replace an antiquated platform which was
    approaching the end of it’s lifecycle
  • Altruas deployed a team to support:
    • Running the Project Management Office for the large-scale implementation
    • Creating a vision for how SDLC and Project Management activities could work
      in concert with one another and support enterprise goals
    • Drive a successful project outcome and better vendor relationship
  • Client burn was over $500k per month in vendor spend to support a single platform
  • Stood up Program Management structure to manage large implementation and transition of technology platforms
  • Including FPA, Audit, Operations, Innovation, Technology Architecture, Software Development, Reporting & Analytics and Sales Development work streams
  • Develop cadence to (1) execution and (2) review of progress challenging activities and priorities often, to ensure focus and optimal delivery of the new platform
  • Performed Technology and Business strategy assessment to establish process for funneling request through a rigorous acceptance process to ensure focus of company initiatives drives highest level of business value possible

Approach

Benefits

  • Reduced monthly burn to less than $175k per month, forward-looking will transition to under $130k per month
  • Successful transition to new technology platform providing company with “most seamless” migration effort they have experienced in over 15 years of business
  • Defined foundation for SDLC and Project Governance processes to support internal organization efficiency and more effortless delivery of technology projects
retail Energy