Avoiding the Alignment Trap
Alignment is an issue but are you focused on the right strategy to fix it?
This article provides good insight into the issue of alignment and how to approach it.
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Align business and IT strategy using Tracy and Wiersema’s Value Discipline model and "technology themes"
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? Enterprise Architecture in its business/organizational context, focusing on business and IT strategy. 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. 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 paper explores the role of internal business IT alignment and IT governance on service quality in IT outsourcing arrangements This paper provides a quick reference to the Henderson and Venkatraman Strategic alignment Model. This article describes a tool/framework to measure and address business it alignment. 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... A simple framework to understand the relationship between business strategy, organizational strategy and IT strategy. This IT Strategic plan details and uses an information technology strategy framework to assess current situation, recommend initiatives and actions, prioritize initiatives, provide cost estimates and develop a five year implementation plan. This information technology strategic plan can be used as a template to create your own. 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. This IT strategy plan is positioned as a "playbook" thereby placing an emphasis on "action." The strategic plan itself focuses on creating one organization - a consolidated enterprise computing model that drives efficiency through consolidated operat... This whitepaper discusses using service resource planning to leverage IT resources for maximum business value — "both for your IT business and the wider business that IT serves." This paper discusses using the Capability Maturity Model to measure business it alignment. This presentation discusses the use of real options to value IT investments. 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 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 details the Henderson and Venkataraman strategic alignment model This presentation provides an overview of the Henderson/Venkatraman Strategic Alignment Model. Is business and it alignment affected by national culture? Is business and it alignment more mature in one country than in another? 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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