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A business technology management framework for co-creation and agility  

A proven operating model for business technology

Our favourite tool for creating operating models is the Business Technology Standard, an open-source management framework that allows you to break down silos between technology and business.  

When digital technology becomes an essential part of your business, you usually need to improve the integration of business and IT. In other words, you need an operating model that enables you to plan, build and run business technology in a way that brings real value to your business. 

Your business technology operating model should define how you organise and align people, processes and technology to achieve your company’s strategic objectives and create customer value. It should enable co-creation and a faster time-to-market cycle while ensuring customer-centricity and customer value. 

What is the business technology operating model?

A business technology operating model is how you execute your business model and strategy with information technology. It describes what the people in your organisation do to create value. 

Your operating model encompasses your core processes, organisational structure, decision-making mechanisms, information systems and performance metrics. It outlines the roles, responsibilities and relationships among different teams or functions within the organisation, as well as the interactions with external stakeholders, such as suppliers and partners. 

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How to identify the best operating model for your business 

The right operating model helps in streamlining operations, optimising efficiency and ensuring that your organisation is structured in a way that supports your strategic goals. Moreover, an effective operating model enables your company to adapt to changes in the market, scale its operations and drive sustainable growth. 

These are some of the most important characteristics of a good business technology operating model: 

Adaptability and agility. The right operating model allows the organisation to quickly embrace change, ensuring the company remains competitive in the digital age.  

Efficiency and productivity. The operating model can streamline business processes, automate repetitive tasks, and eliminate bottlenecks.  

Co-creation. Breaking down silos in your organisation is possible when your business and IT people speak the same language. 

Clarity. Processes and governance are defined clearly: you have written descriptions of roles, responsibilities and processes.  

Simplicity. The model should be as simple as possible. It should also work for people who don’t have a background in IT. 

Independence of technology platform. The operating model should work regardless of which technology you use. 

Why should you partner with Sofigate?

We can help you develop your business technology operating model and apply the Business Technology Standard in a variety of ways:  

  • Designing and implementing a new operating model. We benchmark your existing model and fill in the gaps to design a new one in as little as three months. 
  • Tailoring your operating model. We help you develop select parts of your operating model. 
  • Implementation of a standard operating model. We help you implement a standard business technology operating model with minor modifications. 
  • Operating model automation. We connect the operating model to ServiceNow, where you can run the operating model and monitor how it works. 
  • Trainings and certifications. We train your people to become certified BT practitioners or BT designers. 

Our operating model development projects usually include:  

1. An analysis of the current state of your organisation and processes 

2. A description of the desired state 

3. The action points needed to reach the desired state 

We supply a team of competent professionals to support your transformation journey. 

Our trainings help your personnel to adopt the new operating model. The Sofigate Academy and team of coaches are there to support you every step of the way. 

We help you identify the technology solution that serves your business the best and support you in the deployment of new systems. 

What is the Business Technology Standard?

The Business Technology Standard is an open-source management framework for business technology, recognised as one of the leading best practices. We at Sofigate use it as a basis for creating operating models with our customers. 

The BT Standard maximises the potential brought by digitalisation, offering best practices for end-to-end development of technology products, solutions and services. It includes the tools and practices to support your transformation journey and build a sustainable enterprise agility culture. 

Why the Business Technology Standard is the best way to manage digital transformation: 

  1. It has proven to work well for real business use especially because of its clarity, consistency and simplicity. 
  1. It provides a unified management model covering different technology management areas.  
  1. It is compliant with the most popular expert-level global best practices such as SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework), DevOps, IT4IT and ITIL, and connects them in new and innovative ways. 
  1. It is open-source and license-free. The model is available at 

What you should consider before implementing a new operating model

Consider how the operating model creates value for your business. The target of the model should be to ensure that technology management contributes to business excellence. Ask at least the following questions: 

In addition, key considerations include the following: 

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