Closing the gap between
Business and IT

Using the IT-Canvas

The IT Canvas

We believe that Business and IT can leverage more on each other. Guided by this believe we developed the IT canvas, aiming to integrate the right IT mindset in (innovative) projects. We have validated that asking the right questions at the right time avoids unnecessary delays, identifies previously unknown dependencies and helps team to focus on the most risky assumptions.We believe that Business and IT can leverage more on each other. Guided by this believe we developed the IT canvas, aiming to integrate the right IT mindset in (innovative) projects. We have validated that asking the right questions at the right time avoids unnecessary delays, identifies previously unknown dependencies and helps team to focus on the most risky assumptions.

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Why
We believe that when the right IT knowledge is part of your team, you will be able to keep up the required speed and agility to succeed in a high-paced environment, such as Innovation. We want to provide a way to help teams to approach IT affairs in a structured and complete way.
For Whom
For innovation teams and any other team that works on (innovative) projects with an IT component. Facilitators, such as innovation coaches, can use the IT Canvas as a tool to bridge the knowledge gap between team members. For initiative and tech leads it is a valuable communication tool that allows them to set common ground and trigger the mutual understanding of business and IT needs.
How
By splitting IT into 11 different chapters, we facilitate a structured approach to address your IT requirements. For each chapter, we have prepared a set of questions to help you understand what you need and what you should further investigate. Finally, filling up the canvas using post-it sessions in an interactive approach will give you a way to explore and validate your IT assumptions.

The founders

The founders combined have >60 years experience in managing IT/Innovation projects and together have developped the IT canvas over the last years. It has been used by many initiatives and has gone through several iterations. They believe that by open sourcing the Canvas they can help others avoid common IT challenges.

Bas Monster

Bas has a true passion for IT and in his 10+ years career within ING he has seen many successful and unsuccessful IT projects. For the last 2 years he has worked as an Innovation Driver for Wholesale Banking and has coached several innovation initiatives. As a co-founder a lot of his experience has helped to shape the IT Canvas.

Ad van Dongen

Ad van Dongen is an Innovator who has been involved in Innovation at ING for many years. He also has a large experience in large change projects where successful IT implementation was the most important key success factor.

John Molijn

John has over 15 years of experience as Enterprise Architect at ING and has worked at IT Innovation for the last 2 years, supporting Innovation and Fintechs on a wide range of IT topics. This experience has provided valuable input in co-creating the IT Canvas that provides innovation teams with a clear guideline on all relevant IT topics.