Expediting Enterprise Modernization
How Gravity Rapidly Staffed a PMO Team for a Leading Automotive Company’s Digital Transformation Initiative
Industry: Automotive Retailing, Distributions & Services
# of Employees: +/- 4,000
Practice Area: Data & Cloud Analytics Staffing
Project: Application & Data Modernization
Privately-owned and family-operated, a renowned Fortune 200 enterprise, dominates the automotive retailing, distribution, and services domain. Recognized among the top 20 companies to work for in the U.S. by Fortune Magazine and acclaimed for its diversity, our client is not just a workplace but a breeding ground for growth and excellence.
Our client is undergoing a massive modernization effort across the enterprise over the next 4-6 years. They are currently in the beginning stages of this effort, the E&P (estimation and planning) phase. They are going to be upgrading all their mainframe (COBAL) systems and moving the majority of their data to Azure cloud by retiring their Teradata data source and building out a data lake within Azure. They are also concurrently embarking on an Enterprise Agile Transformation. These initiatives will change all core systems, processes, and methodologies.
This is more than just a lift and shift of the systems, but rather, a combination of digital transformation (system implementation) and organizational change (process / culture change) efforts. Most of the modernization will take place on the back end of the systems, point to point integrations, and backend automations.
Gravity IT Resources was chosen as a Preferred Staff Augmentation Partner to assist with identifying, vetting, and onboarding consultants to assist in adding additional resources to specifically support this multi-year initiative.
BUSINESS PROBLEM & OBJECTIVE
The leading automobile company has undertaken, and kick-started this extensive modernization initiative to rectify outdated technology infrastructure and systems. As technology evolves rapidly, many businesses find themselves facing challenges and inefficiencies due to legacy systems and processes that no longer meet their needs. They are looking to ease scalability to accommodate growth in data, users, and business operations.
Gravity IT Resources will be relied upon to fill in the resource gaps driven by this change.
GRAVITY IT STAFFING
The challenge was twofold: pinpointing individual talent and assembling a cohesive team capable of propelling the initiative forward. Gravity leveraged its expansive network and proven expertise to staff this team
Gravity has a full-time, dedicated team of PMO Delivery Leads and recruiters 100% focused on sourcing, vetting, and onboarding PMO/Agile resources for Gravity clients across the United States. Gravity has deployed experienced and skilled PMO resources to meet the client’s needs.
These skill sets included:
- Sr. Project Managers
- Sr. Business Analysts
- Change Managers
- Agile Coaches
- Scrum Masters
Gravity implemented its innovative “referral-driven” sourcing model and aligned its recruiters with the requisite skill sets to efficiently identify and onboard multiple resources for this Program. Gravity then executed its 5-step vetting process to present the best PMO consultants for the open positions.
Gravity IT Resources has deployed more than 25+ resources within the last 6-12 months to support our client’s extensive multi-year modernization program. Our client’s prominent organization has benefited greatly from Gravity’s consultants, who are providing valuable guidance and technical proficiency throughout the program. These resources are assisting the $20B automobile retailer, distributor and services company in streamlining their operations, improving efficiencies, and achieving their modernization goals within the specified timeframe and budget.