Digital Celerity and Implementation Management Associates Announce Partnership

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Digital Celerity and Implementation Management Associates (IMA) announce a partnership between the two organizations. The goal of the partnership is to ensure clients successfully implement the most effective world-class technology solutions to address critical business needs such as project portfolio management, service management, and enterprise Agile adoption through the expertise of Digital Celerity.

Those companies that are able to implement technology on time, on budget, with all business, technical, and human objectives met will get the anticipated return on investment for their technology investment.

Digital Celerity and Implementation Management Associates (IMA) announce a partnership between the two organizations. The goal of the partnership is to ensure clients successfully implement the most effective world-class technology solutions to address critical business needs such as project portfolio management, service management, and enterprise Agile adoption through the expertise of Digital Celerity. Once the solution is selected, the partnership is jointly committed to ensuring that clients achieve the promise of full benefit realization for their technology investment by applying IMA’s proven structured framework known as the Accelerating Implementation Methodology (AIM) for managing the human elements of the implementation.

The partnership will introduce each other’s services to clients and will offer educational opportunities through joint webcasts on topics such as how portfolio project management software tools can assist in strategic decision-making, and tips for implementing these tools as an enterprise-wide solution. The two organizations will also work together to develop an implementation process that integrates Digital Celerity’s business process and technical expertise with IMA’s expertise in managing the human side of large-scale change.

The organizations joined in partnership in recognition of the compelling need for enterprise companies to re-evaluate their definition of successful outcomes following the implementation of new technology.

“There is a great deal of confusion in organizations about the difference between the installation of technology—meaning that the technology works, and implementation, meaning that full value realization is achieved,” said Don Harrison, President of IMA. “Those companies that are able to implement technology on time, on budget, with all business, technical, and human objectives met will net the anticipated return on investment for their technology investment. Digital Celerity is an exceptionally enlightened technology provider that understands this distinction, and is committed to ensuring that its clients get the full value for their investments in world-class technology solutions.”

The distinction between “installation and implementation” is significant because of the shocking rate of IT and New Product Development project failures of IT Projects as supported by numerous studies, with numbers ranging from 60-80%. While the exact percentages can be argued, there is no question that too many technology implementation projects fail to deliver the anticipated Return on Investment.

“We are delighted to join in partnership with the Change Management and Technology implementation thought leaders at IMA,” said Bob Schwartz, Managing Principal of Digital Celerity. “IMA’s Accelerating Implementation Methodology addresses the human and organizational factors critical to Project & Portfolio Management, IT Service Management, and Enterprise Agile adoption. Our senior leadership team is actively collaborating with IMA’s to provide a level of service and support for our mutual customers that far exceed industry standards. Our partnership with IMA is another example of Digital Celerity’s investment in the success of our valued clients, beyond installation and initial implementation.”

David Bradley, SVP Global Partners at CA Technologies, shared that “Digital Celerity is recognized as one the best in the business at providing implementation and the value added services that go with Service and Portfolio Management. SPM is a product that really is all about business value. What Digital Celerity has developed over the years is the business insight and scenarios for customers that translate that into change management skills and practices that not only drive the effective implementation of the software, but actually put that software to work to help drive the changes inside the customer’s organization that actually turn that into business value.”

About Implementation Management Associates, Inc. (IMA)
    Implementation Management Associates (IMA) is a specialized international consulting practice that guides organizations through all types of organizational change implementations, including transformational change, culture changes, new technology, restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions. For over two decades, IMA’s proprietary Accelerating Implementation Methodology (AIM) has supported clients in healthcare, retail, financial services, technology, and other industries with a structured, business-disciplined, and highly practical approach for managing the people-side of projects. IMA helps clients build their own internal capacity to implement changes more successfully through training, consulting, certification, and a data-based toolkit. Visit http://www.imaworldwide.com to learn how to get value realization for your strategic changes.

About Digital Celerity, LLC
Founded in 2003, Digital Celerity celebrates its 10th anniversary providing thought leadership and expert services in four interrelated pillars: Project Portfolio Management (PPM); IT Service Management (ITSM); IT Governance & Project Management Offices (PMO’s); and Enterprise Agile Adoption. Specific services include: deep dive assessments, consulting and advising, training and mentoring, system installation and integration, implementation and organizational adoption, upgrades, and support. Digital Celerity is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with a staff of over fifty prominent industry experts delighting a continually growing list of clients in retail, insurance, finance, healthcare, new product development, and many more industries. Digital Celerity is a Premier Partner and leading reseller of CA Technologies Clarity PPM, Agile, and Service Management solutions. Visit us at http://www.digitalcelerity.com, http://www.facebook.com/DigitalCelerity, and on Twitter @digitalcelerity to learn how we can help Guide Your Best Path to achieve the full benefit realization of your technology investment.

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