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Strategy & Transformation

At Bridge we believe that successful transformation comes from the early agreement of design principles determined by an organisation's strategic objectives. These design principles allow faster development of target operating models, architectures and programs that are aligned to business strategy.

This principle-based approach results in faster decision-making, simpler governance and technology requirements determined by business needs.

Bridge provides the following strategic transformation services:

Operating Model Design & Governance

We are experienced in designing tailored operating models which define the state of the business to enable successful execution of the business strategy. We take a consultative approach, involving sponsors, owners and stakeholders in determining the most appropriate model.

Whilst the design should be specific to the organisation's requirements, our industry knowledge allows us to consider and leverage approaches adopted by peer organisations.

Following the operating model design we often sit on a client's Steering Group to ensure a design expert is guiding the project outcomes.

IT Architecture

Bridge's consultants have a deep understanding of all aspects of IT architecture across financial services organisations:

  • Application architecture – a high level architecture design to map business processes against system requirements and information flows
  • Data & Integration architecture – development of a data model, data governance and integration model
  • Solution Architecture – architecture design to support specific systems such as front office trading, compliance, risk and data management

Project Roadmap

Regardless of whether a project is a small implementation or a large transformation, planning the route is key. A roadmap provides a high level outline of the projects journey from start to finish.

At Bridge, we believe that a well considered roadmap makes a powerful communication tool able to bring the broader business along the journey of a project. We have extensive experience at creating project roadmaps, mobilising new and reinvigorating failing projects to align to the desired roadmap.

Vendor Selection

As financial services industry specialists, Bridge has knowledge of all major technology and service vendors and uses this experience to ensure objective and efficient vendor selection that is aligned to our clients' requirements.

Whilst meeting functional requirements is an imperative, we also assess the relative strengths of the vendors' organisational capability to ensure it is the 'right fit' for our client.

Business Process Optimisation

Our consultants have worked for many leading financial services organisations giving them insights into a variety of differing methodologies and process designs.

Bridge utilises this practical experience when reviewing current business processes to provide relevant and practical recommendations for optimisation.

Click here to download a copy of Bridge's Transformation capability statement.