DRIVING EMERGING STRATEGIES AND INNOVATION REQUIRES ORGANIZATIONS TO STRENGTHEN EXISTING AND DEVELOP NEW CAPABILITIES

cd Our mPathfinder™ methodology provides the framework, process, and tools to effectively acquire and integrate new competencies. These typically fall into one of the five Foundational Practices:
  • Enterprise Innovation
  • Marketing Architecture
  • Business Architecture
  • Enterprise Technology Architecture
  • Organizational Architecture
Advancing the Foundational Practices builds on business Strategy Development work that has already been completed and takes a deeper dive into the organization. It provides a clear path and milestones for measurable progress.

ENTERPRISE INNOVATION PRACTICE

Researches the current market ecosystem and evaluates strategic partnerships to integrate the enterprise innovation strategic plan and roadmap.
  • Ecosystem research, data collection, analysis, and evaluation of emerging trends and the competitive landscape
  • Innovation best practices, assessments, and roadmaps
  • Board and C-Suite briefings on current state of innovation in the market and the organization
  • Strategic Planning support by aggregating market research, ecosystem evaluations, technology trends and operational data
  • Develop ecosystem, partnership, and innovation metrics to manage market positioning

MARKETING ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE

Evaluates current marketing strategies and creates new roadmaps for channel integration.
  • Rapid prototyping of marketing strategies to support the lean, and iterative cycles of innovation
  • Operational lifecycles that respond to partner innovations or market disruptions
  • Mobile, social media, advertising, and data analytics
  • International capabilities to enter new markets
  • New metrics to measure the impact of new business offerings on the market

BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE

Builds new models, processes and metrics to enhance the speed of innovaiton and internal change management.
  • Current and future state business models
  • Future state capabilities
  • New governance models
  • Business Process Management and Business Process Improvement
  • Business Model Valuation and new budgeting and funding requirements
  • Knowledge Management and Decision Support process
  • New metrics to gauge business and innovation investments

ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY PRACTICE

Evolves past basic technology standards and governance to lead the discovery of technology-based opportunities and business enablement.
  • Application portfolio to manage technology lifecycles and licensing
  • Enterprise Service Level Management to define the service requirements and cost of service for the organization
  • Business to Technology value chain mapping
  • Future state impact analysis of system change implication of new business and innovation initiative
  • New metrics to manage the technology investments and evolution of the environments

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY PRACTICE

Rapidly assess and plan how to take advantage of Emerging Technologies in your organization.
  • Research and evaluate emerging technology
  • Rapid prototyping and piloting of emerging technology
  • Design and implement organizational capabilities to implement emerging technologies
  • Build sustainable and scalable plans to leverage emerging technologies to meet business priorities
  • Collaborate with Enterprise architecture and Software Development Groups
  • Maximize your investments in emerging technology
  • Containers, Microservices, DevOps and Cloud is our current focus

ORGANIZATIONAL ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE

Creates agility and attracts talent to build new capabilities and durable business services.
  • Future state performance management and crisis management programs
  • Impact analysis of rapid innovation prototyping to the organization
  • Talent development programs for innovation culture
  • Mentorship and peer coaching networks
  • Board and executive leadership briefings on innovation practice development and market and ecosystem trends
  • New metrics to manage organizational develop and readiness investments

mPathfinder™ METHODOLOGY OVERVIEW

The mPathfinder™ Methodology is our approach to developing and integrating the five Foundational Practices. It enables organizations to incrementally grow its capabilities in each practice from a basic level to a very advanced core competency of the organization so they can pivot.
  • It can be right-sized for the requirements of individual organizations.
  • It is both lean and iterative and is focused on integrating the practices to rapidly collaborate and exchange information.
  • It is a repeatable process to advance multiple initiatives.
 

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