Strategic IT Planning and Management Guide
Building a strategic IT plan? What is a strategic IT plan? Strategic IT planning process explained in detail.
This Strategic IT Planning and Management Guide describes the process and framework to develop a strategic IT plan - a logical, step-by-step progression from planning to implementation to monitoring and mid-course adjustment.
The basic premise is that a good Strategic Plan and governance will help ensure the success of the IT projects. By following these steps, you will create a Strategic Plan that aligns IT Division responsibilities, obligations, and technology decisions with the goals of the business. The Strategic Plan then will serve as the basis for making decisions about an appropriate Technical Architecture and the IT projects undertaken by the business.
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This paper describes seven steps to creating a strategic plan for information technology. What is the biggest problem facing IT Value? Lack of single framework that connects business and IT - top to bottom; left to right. Can a single framework connect the organizational stovepipes and frameworks within each? This is a good start but the... An excellent discussion on business it management - alignment and fusion. MUST READ!! An excellent discussion on the business value of IT and the tools and frameworks toward that end. MUST Read! This paper discusses business/it alignment in the context of eBusiness. A very good discussion on developing IT Strategy including detailed steps and explanations. Must Read! A framework for IT Investment Management - also covers the process and maturity model. Must Read!
In this series, we will discuss IT Value - from its definition to a framework to measure and track it
This presentation introduces a framework to understand, formulate and implement information technology (IT) strategy and measure outcomes using key performance indicators. This presentation outlines North Carolina State's investment management framework. This framework is a good place to start if you are on the IT Portfolio Management journey. Good Read! A step-by-step guide to information and communication technology (ICT) Business Cases (DAM/VAM).
This is a guide to Outcome Management, an IT Planning and Management Methodology of the Canadian Government. This excellent presentation provides an in-depth overview to strategic planning. This paper evaluates the DeLone and McLean model of Information Systems Success, proposes a "3-D" extension to the model, and, proposes further research to perfect their proposed model. An excellent guide to Economic Value Added (EVA) - it introduces the framework and provides good guidance on it use. The handbook approaches the topic from a general manager's perspective (not from a quant jock's perspective) so it makes the concept... Is there a connection between business value and IT capability? Why yes, you proclaim. Now prove it! If you need help, this paper may be a good place to start. This paper provides an in depth overview of strategic planning - what is strategic planning? what are strategic planning best practices? what is hoskin planning? how should small and mid sized companies pursue strategic planning? Rapid Economic Justification (REJ) is Microsoft's Framework for IT investment optimization. This paper provides a quick introduction to REJ and its use. This presentation provides an introduction to the WiBe 4.0 framework: The problem: IT value. The solution? Many many frameworks and methodologies. Here is another one developed by Intel: IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF) This book - 416 pages - is an excellent resource on making decisions by objectives or DBO. It explains the basis, basics and then goes in depth on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). This paper introduces a framework for enterprise architecture for business IT alignment with organizational transformation. Can the CEO, CFO, CMO, CPO, and the CIO envision the same future for the information technology capability of the organization? Is it possible? Is it necessary? Does it help? The authors present a framework to make this shared vision for IT possible... What is of value in Networking and Information Technology? This report can help devise your own future vision for IT and create an IT Strategy for your organization. Tradition Information Systems Strategic Planning (ISSP) develops IT strategy for a business, or business unit. This case study demonstrates the use of IT strategic planning for strategic business processes - it illustrates the definition of Critical... This in depth guide to using information technology capability in support of business value. It covers key technology areas and connects them with strategic planning and competitive advantage. Excellent Read! (400+ pages)
This document provides template based guidance to create a strategic plan for IT for small to mid sized businesses (SMB.) An excellent resource the the CIO who must organize their IT department using a simple tool. (80 pages)
This paper presents a model of interrelationships between inhibitors and enablers of Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) and reports on a pilot case study that investigated enablers and inhibitors of SISP in a large Korean corporation. The... Is IT Value compromised because of the strained relationship between business and IT? How can the CIO overcome this challenge?
This paper presents an enterprise architecture methodology - Systemic Enterprise Architecture Methodology (SEAM) - for business it alignment. This paper proposes a framework for the development of information systems strategies and plans driven by business objectives and strategies. It provides an integrated framework for the development of technology architectures and business processes ... Guide to IT Planning is designed to help prepare, update, and use IT strategic and tactical plans. Guide to IT Planning is designed to help prepare, update, and use IT strategic and tactical plans. A step by step guide to creating a strategic plan for your organization. An excellent resource for those who need the foundation - what is strategic planning? why is it important? what are the components of a strategic plan? - with a practical proces... This paper describes a step-by-step process to create an it strategy for your organization. A Guide to developing ICT business cases with comprehensive planning and analysis of the project’s demand, value and costs. ICT Business case guide provides instructions on using the ICT business case template to justify, and monitor it investments. This paper discusses IT strategic planning - what is it? why is it important? - describes an IT strategic planning framework and illustrates best practices and lessons learnt through a case study. Good discussion! This short presentation provides a bird's eye view to the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Framework. Quick easy read. This quick guide defines IT Strategy, discusses its benefits and then describes a process to develop an IT Strategy. Which is better; Applied Information Economics (AIE) or Balanced Scorecard (BSC)? Read On...
This case study describes the information technology strategy used to modernize a huge government bureaucracy - an excellent example of identifying opportunities along specific areas of an organization or domain and creating a roadmap for change. This report outlines the current state of IT, provides information for stakeholders to make informed decisions about significant investments in technology - "this is a report card of accountability to our stakeholders" - and, details how technology i... This Oregon Department of Human Services information technology strategic plan for 2009-2015 timeframe provides a good template to build your own it strategy plan on. This MS excel based IT Strategic Plan Template (IT Strategy Plan Template) provides a good starting place to create your own Information Technology Strategy plan.
This document details the vision, objectives, business drivers, technology drivers, governance, and architecture used in creating an information technology strategic plan for an organization. This it strategy sample can be used as a template to creat... This IT strategy example specifies how the organization plans to use its ICT systems and infrastructure to achieve business objectives. This document also provides a framework for prioritizing ICT initiatives identified by the IT strategy planning in... IT Strategy requires a process and a framework. The former provides the steps and the latter the toolkit. Together they help an organization get to an IT Strategy that maximizes IT ROI. This article addresses the latter. A very good presentation that takes IT Strategy to solutions architecture using SOA. Good read! This information technology strategic plan uses the balanced scorecard framework. The development of this strategic plan included input from key stakeholders. Vision is presented accompanied by key result areas with specific goals, objectives and tar... The good professor hits upon this key topic with an assortment of tools/frameworks - SWOT, Balanced Scorecard, 7S Framework etc. - and case studies. Excellent Read! An excellent tool to manage IT investments. Good read! Last week, we lay the foundation for a discussion on IT Value. This week, we look at specific areas where IT creates value. Last week, we focused on revenues. This week, we look at the costs in the IT value equation.
Last week, we discussed the cost dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the time to market dimension.
Last week, we discussed the time to market dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the quality dimension.
Last week, we focused on quality and its impact on IT Value. This week, we will take a look at productivity and its impact on IT Value
Last week, we focused on productivity and its impact on IT Value. This week, we will take a look at customer satisfaction and its impact on IT Value
Last week we discussed customer satisfaction. This week we will look at the risk dimension of IT Value.
This paper proposes a process for strategic information systems planning (SISP) based upon existing research on the topic. This guide to strategic planning provides an in-depth discussion on the process, roles, and responsibilities in developing and implementing a strategic plan. This process can be adapted for information technology strategic plans as well. This information technology strategic plan example provides an in-depth view (300+ pages) of key elements in an IT strategy plan - environmental trends, technology imperatives or drivers, technology vision, technology initiatives in key areas and how... This information technology strategic plan sample can be used as a template to create the IT strategy plan for your organization. This three year strategic plan for information technology provides guidance and an outline for a CIO to create an IT strategy for their own organization. This paper presents an overview of some the more famous frameworks to measure IT's public value. The surprise here is that these frameworks can be used by "for profit" corporations as well.
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