Topic: it organization structure best practices

How to Create an Effective Decentralized IT Organization?

This paper provides best practices for implementing a decentralized IT organization. This organization design places IT resources closer to or within the business function or unit that uses their services. Good discussion on the organizational design factors effecting IT performance even if you are not implementing a decentralized structure.

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.

Building a Community of Practice

This presentation discusses the creation of a business analyst community within an organization – what it took, what are the best practices, what are lessons learned – so you can create them within yours.

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.

Effective IT Organization

 Effective it organization elements – what CIOs, IT Executives and their customers think.

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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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