Developing an Effective IT Strategy
The spectrum of views on IT goes from the far right aka "IT doesn't matter" to traditional "IT is an enabler" to a more progressive "IT is a driver". Your problem: how to develop an effective IT Strategy? Read On>>
The spectrum of views on IT goes from the far right aka "IT doesn't matter" to traditional "IT is an enabler" to a more progressive "IT is a driver". Your problem: how to develop an effective IT Strategy?
One way to get to a "practical" answer is to see how other organizations are working to improve IT strategy development. So you convene a focus group of senior IT managers from a variety of industries and ask them to describe the processes their organization uses to develop its IT strategy. You also request that they assess the relative importance of the strategic use of IT in their organization, how IT strategy is associated with business strategy and how well senior business managers include IT in the development of their business strategies.
What will you learn?
1) How has our understanding of IT strategy changed over time?
2) What are some critical success factors for IT strategy development?
3) Are some organizations using a more formal IT strategy development process?
4) What are the challenges organizations face when developing an effective IT strategy?
The good news is that this focus group has been convened and the results are attached!
Documents are in common file formats such as Microsoft Word (doc), Powerpoint (ppt), Excel (xls,csv,xlsx), and Adobe pdf.Download
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A simple framework to understand the relationship between business strategy, organizational strategy and IT strategy. This planning methodology guide explains the basic steps to perform IT strategic planning. This presentation provides an introduction to the value measuring methodology (VMM). This paper presents a definition, process and methodology for IT Strategy.
Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization - aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members. This presentation discusses best practices to manage information technology for value. This paper discusses using the Capability Maturity Model to measure business it alignment. This paper discusses six decisions senior executives (read: non-IT executives) should not delegate to IT folks (read: CIO?) to "avoid IT disasters— and, more important, to help them generate real value from their IT investments" This presentation provides an excellent overview of the stage gate process - periodic assessment and elimination of "dogs" from your project portfolio. This presentation details the Henderson and Venkataraman strategic alignment model This paper proposes a process for strategic information systems planning (SISP) based upon existing research on the topic. This research examines the key aspect of Strategic information systems planning (SISP) in the changing business scenario. This article describes the factors to consider in developing an IT Strategic plan to maximize the returns of technology investments. Do companies that leverage IT produce more business value than those that don't? Erik Brynjolfsson, in this interview, argues that not only is the answer a resounding yes it is even more overwhelmingly "YES" for IT dependent industries. This presentation provides an in-depth tutorial on the Balanced Scorecard (BSC)
This paper reviews the key business IT alignment models and frameworks and "suggests that some models of alignment could be strengthened by considering alternatives to this four domain model. Drawing on other work on the dynamics of human-technologi... The author's research hints at three things with business it alignment: 1) alignment improves organizational performance 2) formal organizational structure alignment does not help 3) informal organizational alignment does have a positive impact!
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