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How to Prepare Your Submission for the ICMG Awards

The ICMG Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Awards are a prestigious platform recognizing excellence in enterprise architecture. Preparing your submission can be a transformative journey that not only highlights your achievements but also provides valuable insights for continuous improvement. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you prepare a compelling submission for the ICMG Awards.



Step 1: Review the Nomination Form

Begin by thoroughly reviewing the nomination form. Ensure you understand all the requirements and the information you need to provide. The form includes sections on company overview, leadership and management, project details, and specific award categories.


Step 2: Gather Company Information

Provide a comprehensive overview of your company, including:

  • Name of the Company

  • Country (HQ)

  • Industry

  • Company Revenue (2022-23) in USD

  • Year of company formation

  • Duration of Enterprise strategy practice

  • Duration of Enterprise Architecture practice

  • Duration of Digital Architecture practice

  • Company Address

Step 3: Detail Leadership and Management

Identify key leaders in your organization and include their details:

  • CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

  • CFO (Chief Financial Officer)

  • CPO (Chief People Officer)

  • Chief Business Strategist

  • Director Sales (Chief Sales Officer)

  • Director Marketing (Chief Marketing Officer)

  • CIO (Chief Information Officer)

  • Chief Technology Officer

  • CEA (Chief Enterprise Architect)

  • Chief Digital Strategist

  • Chief Architect (Project/Solution)

  • Chief Data Scientist

  • Project Leader (Project/Solution)

  • Head of Marketing (PR contact) Provide their names, email IDs, and links to their professional profiles (website/LinkedIn).

Step 4: Describe Your Project

Provide a concise yet comprehensive description of your project:

  • Name of the Business Strategy / Architecture/Digital initiative

  • Digital/Solution/Architecture/Project Leader contact details

  • Percentage of work completed

  • Anticipated date of completion

Step 5: Select Award Categories

Choose the appropriate award classification that align with your project. Categories are divided into three groups:

  • Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Appreciation Awards – Regional

  • Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Excellence Awards – Regional

  • Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Excellence Awards – Global

Step 6: Select Industry Categories

Select the industry categories relevant to your project. These include:

  • Best Digital Architecture in Telecommunications

  • Best Digital Architecture in Banking

  • Best Digital Architecture in Manufacturing

  • Best Digital Architecture in Healthcare …and many more.

Step 7: Choose Department and Strategy Categories

Identify the relevant department functions and digital strategy categories for your project:

  • Departments: Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance, etc.

  • Digital Strategy: Acquisition and Mergers, Customer Centricity & Excellence, Digital Strategy to Execution, etc.

Step 8: Provide Detailed Project Information

Describe your project initiative in detail, including:

  • Primary business drivers

  • Key problems solved by your strategy and architecture

  • Key stakeholders and delivered artifacts

  • Key milestones and organizational challenges

  • Size and overview of the Business Strategy and Architecture Team

  • Quantifiable benefits realized

Step 9: Attach Supporting Artifacts

Include essential architecture artifacts to support your submission:

  • Business Strategy Models

  • Business Process Models

  • System Models

  • Technology Models

  • Implementation Details

  • Operational Models

Step 10: Review and Submit

Before submitting, ensure all information is complete and accurate. Review your nomination form to verify that all sections are filled out correctly and that you have included all necessary documentation.


Conclusion

Submitting for the ICMG Awards is an opportunity to showcase your organization's excellence in enterprise strategy and architecture. By following these steps, you can prepare a compelling and comprehensive submission that highlights your achievements and positions your organization for recognition and success.


For more information on the ICMG Awards, visit our website and download the nomination form or contact our support team. Embrace this opportunity to elevate your organization's enterprise strategy and architecture, and join a community dedicated to excellence and innovation.


 

FAQ: Preparing Your Submission for the ICMG Awards

1. What is the first step in preparing my submission for the ICMG Awards?

Answer: The first step is to thoroughly review the nomination form. Make sure you understand all the requirements and the information needed. This includes details about your company, leadership, project, and the specific award categories you are applying for.


2. How do I submit my nomination form?

Answer: Once you are ready with your nomination form, ICMG Support teamwill need to create an account on the ICMG My Architecture Portal at http://www.icmgworld.com/myarchitecture.


After creating your account, you can complete the submission process by uploading the filled nomination form and the required documents.


Submitting for the ICMG Awards is an opportunity to showcase your organization's excellence in enterprise strategy and architecture. By following these steps and utilizing the FAQ as a guide, you can prepare a compelling and comprehensive submission that highlights your achievements and positions your organization for recognition and success.


Embrace this opportunity to elevate your organization's enterprise strategy and architecture, and join a community dedicated to excellence and innovation.

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