MWH has developed a new service using virtual reality to create an effective way of interacting with our clients. Our clients’ operational staff such as plant operators live in the ‘real’ world and many find it difficult to understand engineering drawings or even 3D models. As a result many have, until now, waited for assets to be built before truly communicating their feedback. By using cutting-edge virtual reality technology from the commercial gaming sector, we created a new common ‘language’ between engineers and operators that significantly increases client engagement, particularly in the early design stages of projects. This enables us to receive feedback early, minimizing our construction risk and streamlining the asset handover process. See how MWH incorporated the use of commercial VR headsets to improve safety, client engagement and ultimately put MWH ahead its competitors.
In 2014, SAPN IT delivered over 100 capital projects driven by business unit and individual stakeholder needs. These projects found it increasingly difficult to understand the alignment to strategic objectives, realization of business outcomes, interdependencies, and whether they were investing in the optimal way. On multiple occasions there were overlapping technologies and duplicated functions delivered, with no common whole of business perspective.
In 2015, IT formed a new operating model which included a new architecture team whose objectives were to provide a foundation for:
It was recognized that strategically aligned Architecture Roadmaps were the key vehicle to deliver the objectives.
This presentation is focused on using Architecture roadmaps to drive IT investment.
Specifically, our journey, learnings (what went well, what didn’t go well), the methodology used, building strategies & roadmaps and the benefits/outcomes realized. Come and attend to see the transformation from previous IT investment and initiative planning to today’s world!
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