How to Measure Business IT Alignment?
This article describes a tool/framework to measure and address business it alignment.
The first step in aligning IT and business priorities is to understand where relationships break down and expectations differ. A tool based on the Capability Maturity Model developed by Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute can help you assess how well-integrated IT is with the company’s goals. Spotting divergent viewpoints presents an opportunity for improvement. See how your company stacks up.
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This paper presents a framework to measure business IT alignment and validates it with case studies. Excellent resource for the CIO (150 pages)
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... 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... This paper describes a five-step IT Strategy process for unlocking IT’s full potential to deliver business value.
This paper presents a framework for business IT Alignment. Using this framework, CIOs can understand the root causes of misalignment and take action to fill these gaps resulting in higher IT ROI. Good Read!
An excellent discussion on business it management - alignment and fusion. MUST READ!! 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
Align business and IT strategy using Tracy and Wiersema’s Value Discipline model and "technology themes"
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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? The problem: IT value. The solution? Many many frameworks and methodologies. Here is another one developed by Intel: IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF) Enterprise Architecture in its business/organizational context, focusing on business and IT strategy. Alignment is an issue but are you focused on the right strategy to fix it? Why do companies with a well thought through strategic roadmap not reach their destination? "Corporate strategies are intellectually simple; their execution is not. The question is, can you execute? That’s what differentiates one company from anoth... The authors' research provides interesting insight into business it alignment: 1) there is no silver bullet to business it alignment 2) business it alignment requires six interrelated capabilities 3) there are five levels of it alignment maturity 4)... 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 one page poster describes a Business IT Alignment Maturity Model. 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 This presentation discusses business it alignment maturity - what is business it alignment? why is business it alignment difficult to achieve? how to assess business it alignment? This case study proposes a framework for business IT alignment and test alignment maturity over time. An excellent resource for CIOs to understand how to align business strategy with IT strategy and assess progress of resulting value delivery. (150 ... A survey of senior IT Executives on the value of IT Alignment. And the survey says... Silos drive an unfocused, inefficient, and ineffective IT investments. The authors make the case for an integrated, strategy driven - capability driven - information technology strategy that aligns business needs - the demand side - with IT capabilit... 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>>
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 information technology strategy is focused on the business requirements that technology will support and provides a strategic framework for the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) over a three year period. This quick guide defines IT Strategy, discusses its benefits and then describes a process to develop an IT Strategy. 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... 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... This presentation discusses the key performance drives and mechanisms to measure the value they deliver. Excellent read! Can we measure the alignment of information technology with business? What is the value created by Business IT Alignment? The second question is somewhat more important because there is no sense in measuring something that does not create value! This... This global study explores the state of business IT alignment across industry - how well do companies align business with IT? what factors does an enterprise find the easiest to excel in and which the hardest?
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. 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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