Bath & North East Somerset Council – Using EA to Inform Business Transformation
Councils are complex organizations, providing a huge range of diverse services. Complex and inefficient webs of processes & technology have built up over time to support these services, which limits agility and hampers innovation. To free itself of this complexity, BANES Council used an Enterprise Architecture approach to develop the Council’s new 5 year IT strategy, which sets out how it will achieve significant savings on its annual IT spend. The strategy aims to drive out complexity from the IT estate whilst ensuring that the IT architecture evolves and changes in a way which fully supports and aligns with the changing structure and business operating model of the future council.
This case study will:
Address the challenges of modelling complexity in diverse organisations
Outline the EA led approach to drive out cost and complexity, whilst maintaining the quality of service delivery
Angela Parratt is Head of Transformation and Joint CIO at Bath & North East Somerset Council, responsible for IT change programmes across the council, and for ensuring the IT architecture evolves and changes in a way that fully supports and aligns with the structure and operating model of the council.
Richard Shreeve is the Consultancy Director at IPL, a leading UK IT services company specializing in the delivery of intelligent business solutions. Experienced in the fields of Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Management, Information Management and Requirements Engineering, Richard has contributed to the success of many high profile business transformation programmes across a variety of sectors including Manufacturing, Financial Services, Telecoms and Emergency Services. He can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org.