This week I’m working on putting together a Tech Roadmap for a client.
Building a roadmap is a process.
There are many items that go into building the first Tech Road Map.
Your company’s Version 1.0 of Getting Your Tech Right.
So what is a Tech Roadmap?
A Tech Roadmap is exactly its namesake.
It is a high level document that outlines a path for the tech in your business.
Software, Hardware, Communications, you name it.
A Tech Roadmap helps your business understand and plan for the tech in your business.
It helps with budgeting.
It helps with growth.
It helps make things more predictable.
How is a Tech Roadmap created?
Once your environment is documented and instrumented properly planning can begin.
For an initial roadmap I visit the environment, document, make observations, and interview key personnel.
More information is then gathered.
And a roadmap begins to take shape.
Correlations are made.
Items are interconnected.
And the path to Getting YourTech Right begins to come into view.
A roadmap document is then compiled that includes the current state of your tech, observations, recommendations, and supporting data.
The goal is to develop a finalized roadmap of where the environment needs to go as well as a prioritized list of what needs to be worked on and when.
Why do I need a Tech Roadmap?
I’ll be honest.
It takes a fair amount of work to put together an initial roadmap.
It takes commitment on your part.
If you’re looking for a quick fix to your tech problems - a roadmap is not your thing.
There are no quick fixes when you’re trying to do things right.
There’s a commitment made towards continual improvement.
Towards investing in growth.
Building Tech Roadmaps is one of the things that I do.
I work with business owners to determine the best course of action to remediate and improve tech in a holistic way.
It’s not just about replacing a server and workstation here and there.
It’s about enabling your business to grow through the use of technology.
Apps, services, devices are only a means to enable your business.
It’s never about the tech.
It’s about you and your business.
How we get you to the next level.
I hope this article helps to clarify Tech Roadmaps, what they are, how I do them and why your business needs one.
If you need some help. Shoot me an email.