Topic: business it alignment maturity model

How to Assess Business IT Alignment

This paper proposes an assessment approach for business IT alignment that is based on input from key stakeholders from across the organization. It shares the results from case studies applying this technique. Good read for the CIO to understand that without validation alignment is not real.

State of Business IT Alignment Study

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?

Business Capability Maturity Model

This one page poster describes a framework to combine maturity models for key business competencies or capability components into one holistic competency maturity model. The objective of this framework is to create a single view to the most critical investments in information technology (IT) that result in maximizing business value. An excellent resource for business IT alignment and IT investment prioritization. 

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?

Measuring Business-IT Alignment

This paper presents a tool – based on the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) – to assess the maturity of business IT alignment i.e. how well-integrated IT is with the company’s goals?

Does Business IT Alignment Vary By Business Type?

This research paper explores an interesting question: does business and IT strategy integration differ by the way an organization creates value? In other words, do some types of businesses require a higher level of business and IT strategy integration while some others can make do with a lower level?

A Metamodel for Business IT Alignment Assessment

This paper proposes a metamodel based on Jerry N. Luftman’s strategic business and information technology (IT) alignment assessment approach and connects it to enterprise architecture planning.

IT Alignment Maturity Model

One of the toughest questions to answer is: is my business is alignment with IT?<br />Prof. Luftman tries to answer this question in this paper originally published in 2000.

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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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