Ascend uses a proven, field-tested, proprietary methodology called Accelo™ that guides most engagements with a comprehensive toolkit and allows clients with nuanced, adept change management approach.
The Assess stage reviews the current business and technology drivers and prioritizes them on the basis of organizational imperatives and constraints. The current business strategy (near term and long term), operational models deployed, and profit mechanisms need to be understood to identify the gaps and plan the roadmap ahead.
A complete 360° scan of the business and technology environment (internal and external) in order to better understand the design future state. Ascend employs the Total Economic Impact (TEI) Analysis that studies the Asset portfolio and identifies opportunities through a flexibility analysis process. This process allows for synergy and effective risk analysis and mitigation. The considers the project portfolios, vendor aggregation, sourcing strategies, and addresses skill needs and sourcing strategies. This allows us to define a future state technology architecture.
Ascend creates a synthesized and integrated Transition Roadmap that utilizes rationalized assets portfolio across projects, applications and infrastructure. Foundational strategic enablers such as MDM, Security UTM, Cloud, BPM, BRMS, and SOA strategies are deployed to support a common integrated architecture. A resource and sourcing strategy are also put in place to ensure predictive outcomes.
Support to ensure optimization of business processes, modernized technology architecture is implemented per planned roadmap with collaborative client teams. Knowledge transfer then, to client teams is thoughtful and purposeful with adept change management approach so clients can continue to operate the change for lasting effect!
Adopt and Adapt
Ascend’s organizational change management (OCM) approach in strategy, M&A, architecture engagements create culture-changing impacts as we transform hope to reality via a series of nuanced, highly effective OCM approach. Fortune 2000 clients as well SMEs have benefitted tremendously with client leaders creating cultures that drive strategic behaviors.