Topic: aligning business strategy and it strategy

IT Roadmap Sample

A sample IT Roadmap document with guidance on creating one.

How to Align Business with IT?

This paper discusses the reasons for the gap between information technology capability and business needs and proposes a solution for business IT alignment.

Bridging the Business and IT Strategy Gap

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 resource for any CIO interested in bridging the business and IT chasm. 

Putting Strategy Into Strategic Planning

The author makes for a structured approach to IT strategy using the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) framework and then describes just how to use the balanced scorecard to create an IT strategic plan. Is there any strategy in your strategic plan? What are you using to measure, monitor, and communicate your organization's vision and strategy with clarity to the workforce and the people they serve? Is it working?

Business Driven IT Strategy

This presentation provides best practice based guidance on creating a business driven information technology strategy (IT Strategy).

Aligning Business Strategy and IT Strategy

This research paper discusses the development of information technology strategy to support changes in business model and strategy. Do companies at different levels of strategic maturity need different IT Strategies?

Guide to Managing IT

This simple guide to IT Strategy focuses the user to think about their business needs and how information technology can help support them.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

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 planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

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.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

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 you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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