Enabling the Strategy Focused Organization
Is IT Value compromised because of the strained relationship between business and IT? How can the CIO overcome this challenge?
"Why is the relationship between Information Technology organizations and the business so often strained? IT often focuses on reducing cost and keeping systems running, while the business needs IT to emphasize value creation. To move beyond merely proving their competence, IT managers are using the Balanced Scorecard framework to speed their organization’s progress in becoming a true partner with
business units in executing strategy."
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IT Strategy is nothing without its implementation. How can CIOs get some "SOLACE" from their IT Strategy? Read on! This presentation will provide you with an understanding of the IT Strategic Planning & Governance creation processes, disciplines and tools A very good discussion on developing IT Strategy including detailed steps and explanations. Must Read! This excellent presentation provides an in-depth overview to strategic planning. Looking for a practical methodology to develop an IT Strategy? One that has actually been implemented? Look no more! This paper describes an eight (8) step process to develop IT Strategy - "...to make IT a strategic business enabler, enhance shareholder value, and mitigate risk." Everything you wanted to know about IT Strategy but were afraid to ask. What is IT Strategy? Why do you need an IT Strategy? How do you create an IT Strategy? What are the 10 best practices in IT Strategy? Where to go for more information on IT Stra... 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... This survey answers the following questions: Who uses Balanced Scorecard? What are Balanced Scorecards being used for? How is Balanced Scorecard used? What sort of Balanced Scorecard design is in use? How was the Balanced Scorecard designed?
Great Strategy + Lousy Execution = failure. No exceptions to this rule. Don Tapscott argues that one can have them both. If only they tried. A survey of senior IT Executives on the value of IT Alignment. And the survey says... This paper compares and contrasts two of the most widely adopted Performance Management (PM) frameworks – Balanced Scorecard and Results-Based Management.
This paper discusses business architecture and how it relates to the levers of competitive advantage. Good Read! An article on managing IT for scale, speed and innovation A very good presentation on developing an IT Strategy. Must Read! A very good article on technology deployment - makes the connection with IT vision and strategy.
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. This series discusses four eBusiness models. This article discusses the Knowledge based eBusiness model. Excellent overview of IT Strategy and things that have an influence on its outcome. Must read! This EXCELLENT presentation provides an overview Information Systems Planning or IT Strategy. This presentation provides the connection between corporate or business strategy and Information Technology Strategy. 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. Dr. Glaser discusses the three common misconceptions about IT Strategy. The paper provides the rationale and concept for integration of models and modeling objects of Enterprise Architecture and IT Strategies. This presentation provides an excellent introduction to the Balanced Scorecard Framework (BSC).
Practical IT Strategy: this paper proposes a model to "operationalize" IT Strategy. 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.
Learning from Mario Andretti sounds like fun but what has that got to do with IT Strategy? Read on! Every strategist faces the "stay the course" or "cut and run" choice at least once in their careers. How do you decide which course is the correct one? More importantly, is this even a correct or complete set of choices? This excellent presentation takes a top down i.e. business driven approach to connect business strategy with IT Strategy. This paper presents IT Strategy best practices learnt from implementing IT Strategy. This paper presents a definition, process and methodology for IT Strategy.
A Diagnostic for Exploring IT Alignment as a Strategic Weapon. 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. A very good presentation that takes IT Strategy to solutions architecture using SOA. Good read! Is there is a need for a new Business IT Alignment or IT Strategy process? This paper presents a good way to approach this problem.
This study finds that "Many corporate boards now consider IT to be an untapped mine rich with possibilities for their companies’ future results." However, they do not know how to deal with "IT issues within the context of the board’s role and how to... This in-depth - 78 pages - presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planni... This article takes on the issue of demand and supply mismanagement and provides a solution. Excellent read!
This paper presents results from investment in IT at a macro economic level. Proof positive that IT Matters? You decide. A guide to understanding the value of IT Investments. Excellent Read! To EVA or not to EVA. That is the question.
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! This paper explores the connection between IT value and IT Balanced Scorecard/IT Strategy Maps. It describes patterns of IT value i.e. ways in which IT creates/enables value, connects IT value with cascaded and linked strategic objectives and discu... Often, the emphasis is on creating an IT Strategy. Before you do, understand the context of IT Strategy i.e. what is its role and scope. The solution - you guessed it - is to apply a differentiated approach to each imperative. How does one create such a nuanced IT Strategy? This IT Strategy sample provides a good template to build an IT Strategy. The German engineering giant's video-game-based modeling tool will allow companies to design factory equipment in a fraction of the time. The question is asked often of any strategist. Do you have an answer? 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.
Is IT Alignment a strategic weapon to gain competitive advantage? Duh! But do you know to what extent information intensity affects competitive advantage? Hmm... This excellent presentation walks you through the strategic IT planning process. Building a strategic IT plan? What is a strategic IT plan? Strategic IT planning process explained in detail. Every year, companies invest an extraordinary amount of time, money and effort. As companies come to understand the magnitude of their dependence on information technology (IT), in today's fast-changing business environment, the situation demands that business executives become more involved in setting priorities and demanding ... This presentation discusses the trends and drivers shaping corporate information technology capability and the strategy, tactics and semantics to deal with them - "new generation IT will be run by business professionals who[se] focus is IT" Often, the talk about the connection between Business and IT Strategy does not translate into action. At other times, IT Strategy is devised in isolation. This is a good discussion on the big picture of strategy in an organization - soup to nuts fr... This presentation covers the basics of balanced scorecard technique and provides pointers on using it to create IT Strategy - touching the critical topic of IT Governance along the way.
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! 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?
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