Business IT Alignment

Five Strategies to Align IT with the Business

What are the strategies to quickly align business with IT? How can a CIO use these strategies in his or her role as a business partner to entice forces in various business and functional units to unite?

Case Study – Business IT Alignment Challenges

This case study explores the challenges in aligning IT with business. It gathers the perspective of senior IT leaders in a global organization and structures them so their peers can understand the challenges faced with Business IT Alignment. CIOs can learn from this practical perspective. (100+ pages)

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.

e-Book: Enterprise Architecture for Business IT Alignment

This e-book discusses the role of enterprise architecture planning in support of business IT alignment. It lays the foundation of business IT alignment and makes the case that EA can help solve this puzzle. Excellent Discussion! (450 pages)

e-Book: Enterprise Architecture for Business IT Alignment

This e-book discusses the role of enterprise architecture planning in support of business IT alignment. It lays the foundation of business IT alignment and makes the case that EA can help solve this puzzle. Excellent Discussion! (450 pages)

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.

Case Study – Business Strategy Alignment with IT Strategy

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 pages)

A Framework for Business IT Alignment

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! 

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