Topic: effective it organization

Building a Successful IT Organization

This presentation provides practical guidance on building a successful IT organization. It defines the key concepts of effective IT Organization, introduces an IT organization maturity model, discusses best practices, and provides examples of successful IT organization design models. Good Read!

Designing the IT Organization of the Future

This presentation describes the drivers of business change, how they will affect the design of the IT organization, and how to use service management principles to create an effective organization that delivers business value. Excellent Read! 

A Seat at the Table for the CIO

CIOs are being asked to become business leaders – is today's CIO ready to handle P&L responsibility? Can a CIO effectively serve on a corporate board? Are CIO's peers ready to accept them as equals? Are CIOs represented on Boards and Committees? These and other questions were posed to CIOs to get their view on the shape of their existence and the path forward. Excellent survey and discussion.

Is IT Organization Design Hindering Value?

Is legacy IT Organization design preventing value creation? A separate IT unit was good in the past to gain efficiencies managing IT resources. Increasingly, it is not IT resources but knowledge that drives organizational performance – IT helps in managing this knowledge which is spread across the organization and beyond. So, how can an IT silo be effective? The author makes a strong case for the boundry-less IT Organization that is enmeshed with the boundryless business of the 21st century.

The Science of Structure

Structure defines an organization chart, people's jobs, and how work flows across the organization. A poorly designed organizational structure can pit people against one another, send people many directions at once, expect the unreasonable, undermine teamwork, destroy customer focus, and reduce professional competence.

CIO CTO Role Definition

This article discusses the division of responsibility between the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The role and responsibility of the&nbsp;CTO is discussed in detail.<br />

Skills Framework for the Information Age 5

This guide presents version 5 of The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) – SFIA provides a language that is the foundation for consistent, unambiguous and clear definitions of IT based skills.

Successful IT Organizations

This presentation discusses the key elements, a maturity model, and key performance metrics to monitor and control a successful IT organization.

How can a CIO Drive Strategy?

This compilation of interviews with CIOs illustrates how they are transforming their role from that of technology head to business leader.

Organizational Models for Information Technology

A quick guide to information technology organizational models – from decentralized to completely centralized – assessed along key criteria such as personnel, and strategic alignment.

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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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