What are we Aligning?
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-technological interaction, some ideas are given as to how this task might be approached."
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IT Strategy is nothing without its implementation. How can CIOs get some "SOLACE" from their IT Strategy? Read on! Follow these 10 steps to align business and IT. No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but y... This presentation deals with business IT alignment from a capabilities perspective - actually actively promotes the use of capabilities based model and iterative development and implementation.
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! In this series, we will discuss IT Value - from its definition to a framework to measure and track it
Business-IT alignment From a Value-Based Perspective covers the basics of it alignment, value modeling as a tool and provides an overview of VITAL - Value-based IT Alignment.
This article was originally published in 1999. However, it is on the money even today. Authors Jerry Luftman and Tom Brier walk through the issue of business and IT Alignment with specific examples and advice on how to achieve this goal. A must read... This case study details business and IT alignment using the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) at a financial services firm.
Why is aligning business strategy and it strategy so difficult? This paper explores business and it alignment to identify the level of business alignment with it and the reasons for the continuing challenge of aligning business with it. This case study discusses aligning information technology (IT/ICT) strategy with business strategy using the Balanced Scorecard, at a multinational pharmaceutical company.
This presentation discusses business it alignment - what is it? why is it important? how to achieve it? Alignment is an issue but are you focused on the right strategy to fix it? This one page poster summarizes the business value creation relationships - how to create business value? who does what in creating business value? how is everything connected - from business to IT and everything in between. This is an excellent reso... This paper presents the Oracle view on business and IT alignment. Oracle framework of business and IT alignment proposes three elements namely, management excellence, operational excellence and technology excellence. This paper introduces business IT alignment, connects it to enterprise architecture planning, and discusses frameworks to measure, and assess it over time. Good Read! This whitepaper provides valuable insight into business it alignment, measurement of business value created by IT, measurement of this IT value and making better decisions based upon this measurement.
Prof. Luftman has proposed a maturity model for Business IT Alignment. Does that model cover the entire value chain? The author proposes a model that plugs this hole This chapter presents the use of Balanced Scorecard to align IT with business.
This paper explores the role of internal business IT alignment and IT governance on service quality in IT outsourcing arrangements 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>>
A very good presentation on developing an IT Strategy. Must Read! 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 ... This paper proposes an enterprise framework for the development of information systems strategies and plans. 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. This paper provides a quick reference to the Henderson and Venkatraman Strategic alignment Model. This excellent presentation by a CIO provides a roadmap for IT success - clear undestanding of business needs, identify IT capability to meet those needs, seek appropriate level of funding for IT, and use IT to deliver business results consistently. This paper presents a framework for strategic technology planning. This presentation demonstrates the chasm between business, and IT, dives into the root causes of mis-alignment, and proposes restructuring the entire IT Organization to create effective business IT alignment. An excellent treatment of business IT ali... This EXCELLENT presentation provides an overview Information Systems Planning or IT Strategy. Dr. Glaser discusses the three common misconceptions about IT Strategy. Value-based IT Alignment (VITAL) overview and discussion on basic underlying principles and components of this it value based framework. One of the toughest questions to answer is: is my business is alignment with IT? Prof. Luftman tries to answer this question in this paper originally published in 2000. The paper presents a framework for developing an IT Strategy for business value. 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. This paper discusses using the Capability Maturity Model to measure business it alignment. This paper proposes changing the "square" Henderson/Venkatraman Strategic Alignment model to a "triangle" Process Alignment Model by merging the IT strategy and business strategy domains because "IT Doesn't Matter"! This presentation details the Henderson and Venkataraman strategic alignment model This presentation provides an overview of the Henderson/Venkatraman Strategic Alignment Model. This is a seminal paper on IT Alignment. Venkatraman and Henderson This paper, as the name suggests, combines two classic models - Venkatraman's Strategic Alignment Model and Yu's Goal Modeling technique.
This research examines the key aspect of Strategic information systems planning (SISP) in the changing business scenario. Is IT Alignment a strategic weapon to gain competitive advantage? Duh! But do you know to what extent information intensity affects competitive advantage? Hmm... The disconnect between business and IT is often lamented. A lot is spoken and written about this chasm. Ostensibly, a lot is done to bridge it. Yet, most would agree the chasm still exists. Is business and it alignment affected by national culture? Is business and it alignment more mature in one country than in another? This quick note provides a quick overview of the definition implementation of the Henderson and Venktraman strategic business and IT alignment model - what is Henderson and Venktraman strategic alignment model? How to apply the model? what is the m... Why does IT Strategy work sometimes and not others? You thought you have dotted all Is and crossed all Ts but still the IT Strategy failed. Why? Does IT ROI matter? Great many intelligent people are spending sleepless nights and countless dollars calculating IT ROI. The author argues that they are wasting their time and shareholder dollars!
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