Organizational Optimization

Organizational Optimization

Rapid technological advances, sharp competition, and global economics are forcing organizations to rethink their business strategy and how they function. To succeed on delivery, they need to become more agile, collaborative and cost effective to meet these changing objectives.

We help our clients build an organization design to effectively achieve their business strategy and adapt to their rapidly changing environment.

Below is a partial list of solutions we offer.

  • Organizational models and streamlining
  • Integration of acquisitions
  • Development center rationalization and consolidation
  • Onshore and offshore development models
  • Interim leadership and executive coaching

Accelerate The Change Based on Business Impact

The Crosslake Team collaboratively works with your leadership team to design the right organization structure for you and identify the most impactful opportunities for improvement. Execution is expedited using a proven and repeatable analysis process and deep industry leadership expertise.

Opportunities: The current organization is evaluated against the business objectives and industry practices. The future organization is designed and recommendations to close the gap are defined and prioritized based on business impact and return.

Roadmap: A deployment strategy is developed for rolling out the agreed-upon organization recommendations, including high level schedule, order of implementation, resource alignment and measurable business outcomes.

Execution: Organization changes are implemented on an agile basis, supported by the necessary training and career development to achieve the business goals. Consistent and regular measurement of results are analyzed to maximize the benefit of the changes and take corrective action when needed.

Process

Success Stories

Read on to see how we’ve helped a number of companies identify and execute organizational improvements.

Executing on a New Product Strategy

A software services company made the decision to shift its product strategy to target a new market, which required new features and change in design. But after 3 months, the product and development teams could not agree on next steps to implement. Crosslake worked with team leaders to identify and clarify roles and responsibilities to eliminate the roadblocks to decision making.  We also facilitated team workshops to align the teams and operationalize the new deliverables and related roles and responsibilities for execution.

Product Portfolio Management

An international ERP software conglomerate was being out-innovated by competitors, increasing their loss rate on new sales opportunities. Development resources were organized by product unit and less than 10% of total resources were committed to strategic high impact initiatives. Crosslake helped them reorganize by product line and development discipline which allows greater movement of teams to the highest priorities. Product Portfolio Management was also designed and implemented to identify the highest value development across products and allocate the appropriate development resources to these high impact projects.

Development Consolidation

An ERP software vendor had a decentralized development organization with a portion of development reporting to the CTO and regional development centers reporting into country business units. This created significant delays to market and duplicate feature development. Crosslake helped design a new model with all development reporting into the CTO and regional Product Management for country specific requirements.  Crosslake also designed a plan to move resources from high cost (low supply) development locations and consolidated development from regional development centers to two centralized development Centers of Excellence.

Interim CIO Leader

A SaaS company had multiple duplicate data centers which drove up infrastructure costs and operating complexity. Previous efforts to rationalize and consolidate data centers failed due to lack of an experienced IT leader. Crosslake provided an interim leader that drove the rationalization analysis and consolidation of three redundant data centers to one center in six months.

To Get Started

Through a collaborative engagement with your executive team, we design the right solution for your business and organization, and drive the execution to deliver measurable results.

Are you ready to take action?  Getting started is easy. Just contact us.