Discovery Project

Things not quite right?
​Let's figure it out together.

Many businesses aren’t getting the most out of digital and tech but can’t quite figure out why.

Often the problem is really your Enterprise Architecture: how your business actually works and how your data flows, supported by applications and technology.

The CIO Studio Discovery Project will create a high-level picture of your current architecture, figure out what's wrong, and create a plan to move your business forward. 

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​​About the Discovery Project

What you get

We help identify your business goals with this initial deep dive, and the digital transformation needed to achieve them. 

This includes:

    • High level outline of your current state
    • Finding the root cause of some of your challenges
    • Mapping out the best future state
    • Customised "plan on a page" roadmap
    • Fixed-price package
    • Value-guaranteed promise

No surprises. No risk. No brainer.

A full digital and tech strategic review

If you want digital and tech to drive your business success, you need to start with a strategy.  

The Discovery Project is the first part of this process a full strategic tech review to figure out what makes your business tick, what's holding you back, and what to do about it.

This is all-encompassing, and focuses on four key areas:


Your Business

High-level needs, strategy and objectives

Customer experience

Your Data

What's important and how it needs to flow

Market presence

Your Applications

Processes, systems and the applications

Market presence

Your Technology

The foundations that support your business

While this looks similar to the TOGAF Framework (for those who know it!), we generally take a more pragmatic, practical and effective approach, more suited to the complexity of your organisation.

An analysis and a way forward


We identify the good, the bad and the ugly and outline the digital and tech changes that could empower and enhance your business

You get a plan of attack, with approximate timeframes and cost, to get things moving.

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All summarised in a
 Plan on a Page

Once you have your review summary and plan, you can either finish there, or look to implementation.

Most choose the latter, but that's your call.

Mapping out a strategy will lead to a better customer experience, better staff experience and a more efficient operation. 

Who is the Discovery Project for?

No two businesses are the same and we customise the Discovery Project for your needs, but there are some common characteristics:

Companies with:

Rapid growth: need to take a more strategic approach to digital and technology

Clunky systems: lots of manual admin, poor digital marketing, other digital/tech challenges and need a hand figuring it out

Legacy technology: need a plan to modernise for the next phase of their digital journey

Competitors racing ahead: want to see how they can use technology as a competitive advantage

Want to validate their current approach: want to ensure they're currently getting the most out of their investment

Just need a second opinion: looking for a review of their current plan

All businesses: it's good hygiene to review your digital architecture and find better ways of working

Talk to us to see if it's right for you.

Your investment

The cost depends on your business size and complexity and is based on an agreed up-front fixed cost.

Discovery usually runs as a standalone project over 2-3 months and involves a "deep dive" understanding of your organisation and its needs. 

Your investment
Guaranteed value

Guaranteed value - no small print!

We’re so confident you’ll find CIO Studio’s Discovery project hugely valuable that we guarantee it!

If you feel you haven’t received more value from the project than the cost, we’ll refund you.

No exceptions, no small print.

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