2015 ITSMF USA Student Case Competition ST V1.docx

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2015 ITSMF USA Student Case Competition Case Study COMPANY : ABC Energy INC. Geography – US ABC Energy, Inc. is a US based energy company organized around three individual business units – Petrol USA, a distribution/retail unit; ABC Drilling and Oil – engaged in extracting oil from the field, and ABC Engineering an alternative energy R&D unit. ABC Energy’s IT organization is both centralized and decentralized along traditional operational practices. Applications development and management functions reside within the business units, while infrastructure and data centers are managed by a centralized IT Organization under the CIO. BUSINESS BACKGROUND The dynamic nature of the Engineering arm, the volatility of oil pricing and high levels of competition are driving the business units to perform to higher levels. Updating existing and developing new business services is requiring faster turn-around times than IT can accommodate. The PMO for the business is centralized and has a disciplined methodology that guarantees quality of results for the business, but produces solutions that are “one offs” from the stand point of technology platform – increasing the cost of operations post implementation. The business units apply to each year to initiate new projects which typically become “one –off” technology installations. There are 40 new projects proposed every year, but only 15-18 are funded.
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  • Spring '16
  • sumit sarkar
  • Management, Information technology management, business units

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