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Information Systems Assessment and Integration

Does your IS organization make the grade? Does your IS organization need a check up? Ask yourself the following questions:

1. Does your IS organization regularly meet/exceed customer expectations? Your CEO's expectations?

    [ ] Yes (10 points)
    [ ] No (5 points)
    [ ] Do not know (0 points)

your score ______

2. Are most IS projects on target with your corporate goals and objectives?

    [ ] Yes (10 points)
    [ ] No (0 points)

your score ______

3. Does your IS organization add strategic business value or is it viewed as a cost center?

    [ ] Yes (10 points)
    [ ] Viewed as a Cost Center (5 points)

your score ______

4. Does your IS organization have meaningful, employed metrics for all IS functional areas?

    [ ] Yes (5 points)
    [ ] No (0 points)

your score ______

5. Do most IS projects deliver the substantial business gains promised, on schedule and within budget?

    [ ] Yes (10 points)
    [ ] No (3 points)
    [ ] Do not know (0 points)

your score ______

6. Does your IS organization prioritize IS projects?

    [ ] Yes (5 points)
    [ ] No (0 points)

your score ______

7. Is a business case developed to justify project worthiness?

    [ ] Yes (10 points)
    [ ] No (0 points)

your score ______

8. Does your IS organization measure and proactively manage its vendor relationships?

    [ ] Yes (5 points)
    [ ] No (3 points)
    [ ] Do not know (0 points)

your score ______

9. Does your IS organization have trouble finding and keeping high quality staff members?

    [ ] Yes (0 points)
    [ ] No (10 points)

your score ______

10. Is your IS organization gathering and managing the right information?

    [ ] Yes (5 points)
    [ ] No (0 points)

your score ______

11. Does your IS staff understand and adopt your corporate vision and culture?

    [ ] Yes (10 points)
    [ ] No (3 points)
    [ ] Do not know (0 points)

your score ______

12. Does your IS organization store redundant data or have difficulty integrating data?

    [ ] Yes (5 points)
    [ ] No (2 points)
    [ ] Do not know (0 points)

your score ______

13. Does your IS organization provide high quality, timely service to ALL its customers?

    [ ] Yes (10 points)
    [ ] No (5 points)
    [ ] Do not know (0 points)

your score ______

Total the points for each question. If your total is:

  • 90 to 100 Your organization is world class. Are you available for Benchmarking studies?
  • 80 to 90 You are doing well but have room for improvement.
  • 70 to 80 We can help you improve to fine tune your Information Systems organization.
  • Below 70 You need help quickly. Your Customers are not satisfied.

In order for an IS organization to succeed, it must demonstrate an intimate understanding of the corporate mission, it must build and sustain credibility, and it must be efficient and effective in its support of business strategy.

MASET has a group of experienced consultants that can help your IS organization get back on the right track. MASET employs a proven methodology for assessing IS organizations and evaluating their needs. From Information Systems Assessment and Recom-men-dations, to Information Systems Strategic Plans, to Systems Integration Plans, MASET can help an IS organization achieve its Vision. Further, with its method of Technology Road Mapping, MASET can help your IS organization become world class.

MASET, LLC    P. O. Box 11663    Chandler, AZ 85248
Phone: 602-721-3680     Fax 480-802-4710


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