With the dynamic state of today’s economy, an organizational change should not only adapt to the current climate, but it must also encourage growth. Cisco IT has done exactly that by moving from a traditional silo-based organization to a lifecycle business model. This adjustment is especially challenging when we have more than 65,000 employees supported by 46 data centers globalwide.
The new life cycle approach is composed of six separate stages:
1) Prepare Phase: Determine business case and project requirements.
2) Plan Phase: Develop detailed project plan describing resources and responsibilities.
3) Design Phase: The alignment of business goals and technical needs.
4) Implement Phase: Deliver new capabilities with integrations.
5) Operate Phase: Monitor and review implementations.
6) Optimize Phase: Continuous improvements of existing processes.
With these steps in place, Cisco has evolved into an organization that is best suited for the services-oriented network infrastructure making cost savings and efficiency a reality.