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FAQ: Free Award Participation and Upgrade Options

Updated: 4 days ago


A common misconception is that ICMG Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Rating & Awards is similar to normal award where a few hours of work can yield quick results. In reality, enterprise strategy and architecture rating involve serious, in-depth work.


Strategies represent important decisions, and architecture represents valuable assets—assets that continuously increase in value, often invisible but crucial. Evaluating these assets requires thorough and meticulous analysis. Comparing architecture ratings and awards with general IT awards underestimates the complexity and significance of the process.


To encourage broader adoption and understanding, we are pleased to offer a free participation option through the Regional Appreciation Awards.


This allows organizations to experience the value and depth of the evaluation process without any financial commitment, fostering a greater appreciation for the importance of enterprise architecture.


Participant Quotes

1. Misconception About Quick Results

"Initially, we thought we could complete the evaluation in a few hours like other IT awards. We quickly realized the depth and importance of assessing our enterprise architecture. This process isn't about quick fixes; it's about understanding and valuing our strategic assets."


2. Convincing Internal Decision Makers

"Convincing our internal decision makers was a challenge at first. They didn't see the immediate value. However, once we started the journey, it became clear how rewarding and insightful the process was. It transformed our approach to strategy and architecture."


3. The Rewarding Journey

"The journey through the ICMG Awards process was incredibly rewarding. We learned so much about our organization’s strengths and areas for improvement. It’s an experience that truly pays off in the long run."


4. The Inspirational Experience

"Participating in the ICMG Awards was inspiring. It pushed us to look deeper into our enterprise architecture and make decisions that drive real value. It's a different experience from any other IT award, and it's one that we would recommend to any organization serious about strategic growth."


By highlighting these insights, we hope to clarify the unique and valuable nature of the ICMG Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Awards. This is more than just an award—it's an investment in understanding and enhancing your organization's strategic assets.


Lets look at some of the questions that are often asked during the course of interaction.



1. Is participation in the ICMG Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Awards free, or is it paid?

We are pleased to offer both free and premium (& enhanced) participation options to accommodate different needs and objectives.


2. What is included in the Free Participation option?

The ICMG Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Awards proudly offer a free participation option through the Regional Appreciation Awards. This includes:

  • Evaluation Scope: Covers two perspectives—IT components and IT implementation—ensuring valuable recognition without any fees.

3. What upgrade options are available for more detailed evaluations?

For those seeking more detailed evaluations and aiming for global competition, we offer the following upgrade option:

Regional Excellence Awards:

  • Evaluation Scope: Covers six perspectives of enterprise architecture, providing a comprehensive view of strategic alignment, business processes, IT components, implementation. IT & Business operations.

4. Who can benefit from the Free Participation option?

The Free Participation option is ideal for organizations looking to gain initial recognition and valuable insights into their IT components and implementation without any financial commitment. It's a great opportunity to benchmark your projects and receive expert feedback.


5. How can our organization benefit from upgrading to the Regional Excellence Awards?

Upgrading to the Regional Excellence Awards provides a more detailed evaluation covering six perspectives of enterprise architecture. This comprehensive view helps organizations:

  • Gain deeper insights into strategic alignment.

  • Understand and improve business processes.

  • Evaluate IT components in greater detail.

  • Enhance implementation strategies. This upgrade is particularly beneficial for organizations aiming to compete on a global scale and seeking extensive feedback to drive continuous improvement.

6. How does the evaluation process work for both free and upgraded options?

  • Free Participation (Regional Appreciation Awards): Your projects will be evaluated based on two perspectives—IT components and IT implementation.

  • Upgrade Option (Regional Excellence Awards): Your projects will undergo a more detailed evaluation covering six perspectives of enterprise strategy & architecture, offering a thorough analysis and feedback.

7. Can we switch from Free Participation to an upgraded option later?

Yes, organizations can choose to upgrade from Free Participation to the Regional Excellence Awards at any time. This allows you to start with a free evaluation and then opt for a more comprehensive analysis as your needs evolve.

8. How do we get started with the Free Participation option?

To get started with the Free Participation option, simply sign up for the Regional Appreciation Awards and download the nomination form. Our team will guide you through the process and ensure that your projects are evaluated based on the two specified perspectives.

9. What are the benefits of participating in the ICMG Awards?

Participating in the ICMG Awards provides numerous benefits, including:

  • Recognition of your enterprise strategy and architecture efforts.

  • Valuable feedback from experts.

  • Benchmarking against industry standards.

  • Opportunities for collaboration with industry peers.

  • Access to Think Tank discussions with industry leaders.

10. How can we learn more about the upgrade options and their benefits?

For more information about the upgrade options and their benefits, please contact our support team or visit our website. We are happy to provide detailed explanations and help you choose the best option for your organization’s needs.


Getting Started with the ICMG Awards

Participating in the ICMG Awards is straightforward. Begin with the free participation option to gain initial recognition and insights. As your organization evolves, consider upgrading to the Regional Excellence Awards for a comprehensive evaluation and a shot at global competition.


You can download the Nomination Form for 2024 edition of Rating & Awards program, visit our website or contact our support team. Embrace the opportunity to elevate your organization’s enterprise strategy and architecture, and join a community dedicated to excellence and innovation.


Participating in the ICMG Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Awards is more than just an opportunity for recognition. It’s a strategic investment in your organization’s future, fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement. Don’t miss out on this chance to benchmark, learn, and grow with the best in the industry.




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