Right preparations for superior outcomes with higher certainty

We help clients to prepare for changing or upgrading its IP management system (IPMS) to ensure that the right tool is put in place. This means frontloading some work in order to shorten the total change journey and reach a better end-state.

Many IP organizations have paid the price of going directly into IT system procurement, without doing the proper groundwork first. This typically leads to gaps in the functionality of the IPMS, unused excess functionality, and a system pushing unwanted behaviors to the organization, instead of facilitating and driving the wanted processes. Sometimes resulting in that the whole transformation collapse, and large amounts of money and time are wasted. 

We help companies express their real needs for IT system support, navigate among vendors and solutions in the market, and define requirements that will ensure the right solution that drives the wanted way of working can be procured and implemented.

Client challenges

Typical client challenges include:

  • A desire to move fast, resulting in taking the wrong shortcuts, high risk of going in the wrong direction and spending more time and money in the end
  • Unclear view of the wanted way of working and thereby difficulty to express requirements on the system and what IPMS functionality compromises that should be made
  • Not knowing the range of possible vendor solutions for best matching the IP organization’s and other stakeholders’ needs
  • Unclear understanding of the case for change and what stakeholders to involve 

Impact

Proper preparations ensure that the right IPMS is specified and selected; to drive effective and efficient IP work in and outside of the IP organization. It also create the best conditions for the IPMS transformation journey to be on budget and time.

Preparations include developing a clear picture of the IP operating model (strategy, organization, process and governance) and being able to communicate how the IPMS should support it (including all relevant stakeholder perspectives). It also means having a clear business rationale for a transformation and the expected business outcomes.