United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Information QTS Technology Impact Assessment Business Analysis Handouts February 13, 2008. QTS Technology Impact Assessment – Business Analysis Agenda. Follow-up from December HPO Brainstorm
United States Environmental Protection AgencyOffice of Environmental InformationQTS Technology Impact Assessment Business Analysis HandoutsFebruary 13, 2008
The business analysis is intended to build a technology assessment by focusing on business transformation across the Agency.
At the December QTS meeting, several business areas were identified during a brainstorming session.
A broader architecture of the Agency’s business lines already exists.
The QTS-defined Framework for the HPO charge relates directly to the architecture of the Agency’s business lines.
Using a repeatable methodology for each business area, we used many sources of information to identify changes to the business.
We used a methodology to analyze the impacts of business changes that emphasized reuse of information.
We consulted many sources and worked with the programs, extracting data from business cases, transition milestones, and other sources.
The key indicators shown in the columns below help determine the trends that are occurring in the IT portfolio.
# of Significant Milestones
Systems with Significant Milestones
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There are rollouts of new functionality, an increase in Enterprise Tool dependencies, more external sharing, and significant movement of systems.
There are 4 retirements by ’09 (2 more by 2014)
Over 60 systems will be changing. We plotted the milestones on a graph and used key indicators to determine trends. Examples are shown below.
With so many changes, we needed an impact assessment framework to understand the magnitude of impact both individually and across the Agency.
Objective: Results of this assessment are intended to inform your budget decisions.
Using this methodology, we analyzed significant business changes to identify where the changes have the greatest impact.
Impact Assessment Methodology
Results from the assessment are provided in each of the following areas.