Topic: it planning

IT Investment Framework

This information technology investment framework provides the key criteria to consider when making decisions about IT investments. An IT investment framework is used to ensure maximum returns on every dollar spent on IT – to get the biggest bang for the IT buck. It is used to select, and prioritize IT initiatives. On an ongoing basis, this framework will help the governance committee assess progress and make decisions about continuing forward or divesting from investments.

IT Strategic Planning Framework

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This paper describes an approach to create a strategic plan for information technology (IT). This IT strategic planning framework can be used to develop an IT strategy for your organization.

Conducting an Environment Analysis for IT Strategy

This case study presents the results of an environmental scan in preparation and support of an IT Strategy. An environmental scan assesses the internal , and external ecosystem to understand the drivers and implications of strategic decisions.

Five Year Strategic Plan for IT

This five year plan for information technology investments is designed to use IT to deliver on the organization's overall goals and objectives. The strategic plan provides a good outline to create a goal driven IT strategy.

Guide to Strategic Planning

A step by step guide to creating a strategic plan for your organization. An excellent resource for those who need the foundation – what is strategic planning? why is it important? what are the components of a strategic plan? – with a practical process to create a strategy.

Effective IT Planning

This white paper introduces the concept if strategic planning for information technology, discusses a framework for IT planning, and related processes to make the IT planning initiative produce results.

Strategic Planning Process

This guide describes a 7 step strategic planning process that can be adapted to create your own IT strategy process.

Strategic Planning Guide

This guide helps develop a strategic plan including an approach, framework and process. The five phases of strategic planning are described in detail-agreeing to plan, gathering facts, evaluating facts, defining the plan, and evaluating results. Leading practices, and tips and tricks are also provided with each step.

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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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