Global Engineering Optimization

Global Engineering Optimization

Global Engineering Optimization

Global Engineering Optimization

We work with engineering organizations to build an efficient R&D organization by transforming their global footprint to drive operational efficiency and strategic impact.

The increasing gap between optimal and operating structure in growing organizations lowers operational efficiencies and may even hinder innovation by unnecessarily tying up investments. We work with engineering organizations to identify areas to be optimized in order to become leaner, faster and innovative. We leverage our extensive experience in organization transformation to –
  • a) identify areas of automation and standardization,
  • b) create opportunities for higher collaboration internally as well as with external partners,
  • c) leverage the global ecosystem of partners to its full potential,
  • d) create a strong R&D organization that is conducive to drive innovation by freeing up necessary bandwidth and investments.
We assess and analyze organizations across levers such as products, processes, people and partnerships to successfully optimize their global footprint. We further define the blueprint of the new global organization and help execute this transformation end to end.
  • We help vendor management teams make strategic decisions on which partner to work with, how to optimize talent, costs, processes to drive innovation, etc.
    Global Location Intelligence

    Analyzing the best strategy for target locations

    Location Suitability Analysis

    COSTS
    Comprises of operating costs & center setup costs
    ECOSYSTEM MATURITY
    Presence of peer companies, start-ups, ISPs, universities across selected locations
    STRATEGIC RELEVANCE
    Proximity to end-customer and familiarity with local context
    TALENT POOL
    Talent across Universities, peer organizations, expat movement, talent retention, etc.
    BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
    Government policies, incentives, IT parks, SEZs, Industry associations, etc.
    Right Arrow
    Global Location Location intelligence helps identify the optimal geographies to address the organization objectives around new age talent, market expansion, local ecosystem leverage, and driving innovation with global partners.
  • We help organizations to transform their global R&D footprint in a holistic manner to realize business objectives that can lead to operational efficiency and strategic impact.
    Global Engineering Transformation

    Optimizing the organization through strategic initiatives

    A scattered global R&D footprint can potentially lead to operational issues and strategic challenges. As this footprint mushrooms, it becomes increasingly difficult for HQ to give equal attention to all its offshore centers.

    PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS

    The portfolio analysis framework helps determine which teams can be seeded in global delivery centers

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    PEER ANALYSIS

    The peer benchmarking analysis framework helps determine key insights and best practices from peers

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    LOCATION ANALYSIS

    The location analysis helps determine which locations are the best suited for the identified portfolio

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    OUTCOME
    To assess the portfolio and identify opportunities to rebalance the R&D organization to support business objectives To invest in newer business opportunities To drive disruptive innovation, supported by strong local leverage
  • We help set up Centers of Excellences in identified key geographic locations and also define initiatives to up the maturity level of specific centers.
    COE Setup
    COE Setup

    Setting up niche centers of excellence; Program managing them end-to-end

    Business Case Creation
    Design the business case
    • Focus Area Analysis
    • Benefits of a COE
    • Peer Analysis
    COE Design
    Outline the design framework
    • Structure and ownership
    • Engagement model
    • Funding
    • Operating model
    • Partnerships
    • KPIs and success criteria
    Setup and Governance
    Setup and define governance charter
    • End-to-end program management
    • Forge strategic partnerships
    • Define engagement models, roles, and responsibilities
    • Structure standard operating processes
    • Outline KPIs
    • Continuous monitoring of KPIs
    • Risk identification and mitigation plans
  • We analyze and assess the viability of automating all the product engineering activities after code is checked in and help outline a roadmap to achieve the desired state of automation. This results in faster time to market, better product quality, and optimal R&D costs. Additionally, we also help structure the engineering automation team, establish vendor guidelines, and program manage the transformation end-to-end, including implementation.
    Engineering Automation
    Engineering Automation

    Helping automate engineering processes to make enterprises more agile

    Engineering Automation Analysis, Assessment, and Roadmap design to achieve desired state across all BUs
    Engineering Automation Structure Product Engineering Automation team and establish vendor guidelines
    Engineering Automation End-to-end program management, including implementation
  • We identify legacy products for optimization using our proprietary CREST framework and analyze their potential, based on which we help decide the future course of action to drive efficiency.
    Portfolio Management

    Identifying and managing legacy products effectively

    Steps
    Identify Legacy Products
    Using CREST framework, identify legacy products for optimization Identifying which products are legacy and prioritize them for action
    The portfolio would be evaluated across multiple dimensions like:
    • Competitor Landscape
    • Revenue Generation
    • External Dependencies
    • Strategic Importance
    • Technology Obsolescence

    Identify optimization levers
    Using 5 levers framework, analyze potential The 5 levers which companies use to optimize the spend on Legacy Products
    • Engineering IT Optimization
    • Automation
    • Workforce Planning
    • Globalization
    • Vendor Partner Engagement

    Decide course of action
    Using Return vs Risk analysis, decide which products and which levers to apply to optimize Map each product against impact on 4 dimensions to understand risk areas
    • Customers
    • Employees
    • Business Operations
    • Technology
We help vendor management teams make strategic decisions on which partner to work with, how to optimize talent, costs, processes to drive innovation, etc.
Global Location Intelligence

Analyzing the best strategy for target locations

Location Suitability Analysis

COSTS
Comprises of operating costs & center setup costs
ECOSYSTEM MATURITY
Presence of peer companies, start-ups, ISPs, universities across selected locations
STRATEGIC RELEVANCE
Proximity to end-customer and familiarity with local context
TALENT POOL
Talent acorss Universities, peer organizations, expat movement, talent retention, etc.
BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Government policies, incentives, IT parks, SEZs, Industry associations, etc.
Right Arrow
Global Location Location intelligence helps identify the optimal geographies to address the organization objectives around new age talent, market expansion, local ecosystem leverage, and driving innovation with global partners.
We help organizations to transform their global R&D footprint in a holistic manner to realize business objectives that can lead to operational efficiency and strategic impact.
Global Engineering Transformation

Optimizing the organization through strategic initiatives

A scattered global R&D footprint can potentially lead to operational issues and strategic challenges. As this footprint mushrooms, it becomes increasingly difficult for HQ to give equal attention to all its offshore centers.

PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS
The portfolio analysis framework helps determine which teams can be seeded in global delivery centers
+
PEER ANALYSIS
The peer benchmarking analysis framework helps determine key insights and best practices from peers
+
LOCATION ANALYSIS
The location analysis helps determine which locations are the best suited for the identified portfolio
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OUTCOME
To assess the portfolio and identify opportunities to rebalance the R&D organization to support business objectives To invest in newer business opportunities To drive disruptive innovation, supported by strong local leverage
We help set up Centers of Excellences in identified key geographic locations and also define initiatives to up the maturity level of specific centers.
COE Setup
COE Setup

Setting up niche centers of excellence; Program managing them end-to-end

Business Case Creation
Design the business case
  • Focus Area Analysis
  • Benefits of a COE
  • Peer Analysis
COE Design
Outline the design framework
  • Structure and ownership
  • Engagement model
  • Funding
  • Operating model
  • Partnerships
  • KPIs and success criteria
Setup and Governance
Setup and define governance charter
  • End-to-end program management
  • Forge strategic partnerships
  • Define engagement models, roles, and responsibilities
  • Structure standard operating processes
  • Outline KPIs
  • Continuous monitoring of KPIs
  • Risk identification and mitigation plans
We analyze and assess the viability of automating all the product engineering activities after code is checked in and help outline a roadmap to achieve the desired state of automation. This results in faster time to market, better product quality, and optimal R&D costs. Additionally, we also help structure the engineering automation team, establish vendor guidelines, and program manage the transformation end-to-end, including implementation.
Engineering Automation
automate engineering processes

Helping automate engineering processes to make enterprises more agile

Engineering Automation Analysis, Assessment, and Roadmap design to achieve desired state across all BUs
Structure Product Engineering Automation Structure Product Engineering Automation team and establish vendor guidelines
End-to-end program management End-to-end program management, including implementation
We identify legacy products for optimization using our proprietary CREST framework and analyze their potential, based on which we help decide the future course of action to drive efficiency.
Legacy Portfolio Management

Identifying and managing legacy products effectively

STEP 1
Identify Legacy Products
Using CREST framework, identify legacy products for optimization Identifying which products are legacy and prioritize them for action
The portfolio would be evaluated across multiple dimensions like:
  • Competitor Landscape
  • Revenue Generation
  • External Dependencies
  • Strategic Importance
  • Technology Obsolescence

STEP 2
Identify optimization levers
Using 5 levers framework, analyze potential The 5 levers which companies use to optimize the spend on Legacy Products
  • Engineering IT Optimization
  • Automation
  • Workforce Planning
  • Globalization
  • Vendor Partner Engagement

STEP 3
Decide course of action
Using Return vs Risk analysis, decide which products and which levers to apply to optimize Map each product against impact on 4 dimensions to understand risk areas
  • Customers
  • Employees
  • Business Operations
  • Technology

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Management Team

Nilesh Thakker | Zinnov

Nilesh Thakker
Managing Partner & Global Head

Nilesh has over two decades of Executive leadership experience in technology companies and has led operations in enterprise and consumer software, Cloud Computing and Product Management.

Amita Goyal | Zinnov

Amita Goyal
Partner

Amita heads the Global Center of Excellence (GCoE) practice at Zinnov. With over a decade of experience in globalization strategy, change management, engineering transformation and project management, Amita has extensive experience leading cross-cultural teams. Prior to Zinnov Amita worked at Canon Inc., Tokyo. She holds a MBA degree from IE business School, Spain and MS from University of Delaware, USA. She has several publications and patents to her credit.

Sangeetha Anand | Zinnov

Sangeetha Anand
Principal

Sangeetha has 20+ years of experience in the IT industry and has deep expertise in Agile portfolio management, modernization & transformation of legacy applications, building effective application delivery models, and creating high performing global teams. Prior to Zinnov, she was the Director of Delivery Effectiveness in Thomson Reuters and has a Masters in M.I.S.

Rakhi Deshpande | Zinnov

Rakhi Deshpande
Head-Talent Acquisition, GCoE

Rakhi specializes in building team in dynamic, fast-paced organizations across the globe. With an award-winning career spanning over 20 years, Rakhi has proven success in developing and executing a variety of talent strategies to bring on board excellent talent, recruitment marketing, and talent delivery. Prior to working with Zinnov, Rakhi has worked with a range of firms including Fortune 500 and Product Engineering companies. Some of Rakhi’s accolades include Outstanding Woman Leadership Awardee and Top 100 Tech HR Minds.

Anand Khajanchi | Zinnov

Anand Khajanchi
Head of Finance and Operations, GCoE

With a tenure of 20+ years, Anand has a wealth of experience in business controllership, accounting, tax, FP&A, compliance, control governance, audit, and management advisory. Prior to Zinnov, Anand has worked at Dell, EMC, HP, and Ernst & Young, working closely with clients on M&A, change management, process design and system implementation for various business processes. Anand’s solutions-focused, result driven & collaborative style leadership has contributed to his proven track record of solving complex business problems with ease and efficiency.

Hani Mukhey | Zinnov

Hani Mukhey
Head of People Success Practice, GCoE

Hani is a seasoned Human Resource Professional with 14+ years of deep experience in various domains of HR functions across strategic and operational roles, customer relationship management roles. She currently leads the people success partner team, responsible for high degree of ownership in driving dynamic solutions, change management and talent strategy in people culture. Prior to Zinnov, she has worked with Genpact and Accenture. She holds a PGC in Human Capital Management from XLRI.

Saroj Joseph | Zinnov

Saroj Joseph
Head of Branding, GCoE

Saroj joins Zinnov as Head – Branding, GCoE, working closely with our clients on their brand positioning and communication charters. Over her 15-year career, Saroj has specialized in working with a range of organizations in the ITeS, Aviation and Retail sectors, creating attractive brands that remain top-of-mind for consumers. Prior to Zinnov, Saroj has helmed senior communications positions at Air India SATS, AB inBev GCC and LUSH cosmetics.

Manikandan PK | Zinnov

Manikandan PK
Head of Learning and Development, GCoE

Manikandan PK has more than 12 years of extensive experience and in his current role, drives the end-to-end Learning & Development portfolios for our Engineering Excellence clients. He is a Certified Executive Coach from International Coaching Federation (IFC). His thought leadership articles have been published in People Matters & Time. Prior to Zinnov, he has worked with Equiniti India and Cognizant Technology Solutions. He holds an M.Tech from SRM University and B.Tech from Anna University.

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