Transformation projects are complex. They require significant time and resource investment, and usually involve many business units and roles. Naturally, having a solid platform such as HoriZZon to anchor work on is key to managing complexity and enabling effective collaboration between stakeholders.
But there is another component that plays a major role in deciding the outcome of a business change initiative – the support and guidance involved in successfully executing a project. Here at BiZZdesign we recognize this, which is why we set up a Customer Success Office whose sole purpose is to ensure customers achieve their business objectives in a reliable, safe and efficient manner.
Business Value Accelerators
Business Value Accelerators make up the core of our services offering, and they are the most popular option among new customers looking to get value as fast as possible. BVAs are fixed-price packages that include world-class consultancy, training with the BiZZdesign Academy, and access to predefined resources.
We actually recommend that all new customers adopt the fast-track BVA approach because it helps to lay the foundations of an effective, well-embedded EA team while at the same time delivering valuable information to support strategic and operational decision making. Accelerators allow you to leverage the high level of expertise and counseling within BiZZdesign, which is critical in ensuring rapid and steady progress.
Their prescriptive nature supports value realization in a quick and risk-free manner, which is why our Business Value Accelerators guarantee well-defined outcomes in a specific timeframe. BVAs concentrate years of experience into a singular service offering, providing access to a wealth of best practices developed across hundreds of successful implementations. There are 3 Business Value Accelerator tiers available.
Start: 8-week duration
This entry-level BVA package is aimed at single-team implementations. Usually, a Start accelerator is employed during low-cost projects that are defined by limited requirements in terms of data import and analytic output, as well as a lack of any plans to roll out to a broader stakeholder community in the near future.
Core: 12-week duration
The medium-level package enables the core team to use and manage the tool, but also prepares them to be able to successfully roll out the solution to a larger stakeholder base. The Core Accelerator is focused on a single Domain Module (e.g. Enterprise Architecture, Application Portfolio Management, Agile & Architecture, Capability-Based Planning).
Enterprise: 18(+)-week duration (with each Domain Module adding an additional 6 weeks)
This is the most comprehensive package available, featuring plug-in Domain Modules that allow clients to scale up according to their needs. Time and again, the Enterprise accelerator has proved an invaluable enabler during large enterprise transformation programs, where the domain scope is wide and the pool of stakeholder is diverse. This in-depth engagement provides extensive support and guidance for the core EA team, the domain architecture teams, as well as the business planning teams.
BVAs are the systemized approach that we’ve designed in order to maximize value for customers. They represent years of work developing and improving our method, and as such we believe Business Value Accelerators deliver the most value and are the surest way for organizations to reach their objectives.
Having said this, we recognize that no two initiatives are exactly the same. The level of maturity in change capabilities differs, as does the level of in-house expertise, the desired approach, and so on. Therefore, in order to cater to all these real-world scenarios, BiZZdesign offers the option to further tailor an accelerator into an engagement that focus on very client-specific challenges.
Have a really distinct problem in mind? Our Customer Success Office will work with you to identify the best path towards achieving your goal. Here are some of these tailored engagements that we’ve helped clients with:
Customer Journey Mapping – build a customer-centric business by placing the customer at the heart of strategic decision making (increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty in the process)
Application Portfolio Rationalization – optimize your application landscape by identifying redundant and duplicative applications, enabling cost savings as well as a more streamline IT environment
GDPR Compliance – identify and analyze the use of data within your organization, and develop an optimal, fact-based approach towards achieving GDPR compliance
Capability-based Planning – assess your organization’s core capabilities and support fact-based decision making when it comes to key business events (e.g. mergers, acquisitions, partnerships)
Business Process Modelling – create better processes using the BPMN notation
Cyber Risk Analysis – model threats, vulnerabilities and controls using extensions to the ArchiMate standard and develop a coherent strategy towards cybersecuring your business
Data Management – model and analyze the use of data within the enterprise to ensure adequate data governance
Business Value Alignment – map strategic goals to underlying changes in people, process and technology, ensuring all initiatives and investments support the company’s vision
Finally, once you have successfully concluded an accelerator or tailored engagement, our Customer Success Office offers long-term advisory services that focus on providing clients with mentoring and guidance. The logic behind securing advisory services is to maintain the great momentum that results from following the fast-track course.
This light-touch engagement ensures you drive the initiative once the initial goals have been achieved, with BiZZdesign consultants only checking in at regular agreed upon time intervals to run an assessment of progress. The result of the assessment clarifies whether you are on the right course or not. Additionally, it also helps with events such as bringing in new staff, or implementing a new strategic priority.