Topic: it strategic planning best practices

Sample ICT Strategy Plan

This information technology strategic plan can be used as an example to create an IT Strategy for your organization. It provides examples of identifying key business objectives, establishing governing principles for IT, envisioning the future state IT, and creating an IT strategy to achieve these objectives.

Strategic Planning Best Practice Guide

This guide to strategic planning details a steps-by-step approach to strategic planning with best practices at each step to make it a success. What is the objective of strategic planning? What are the prerequisites of and constraints to effective strategic planning? How to create an effective communication strategy for the strategic planning process?

Strategic Planning Best Practices

This article provides tips on strategic planning – for each step in the process. Best practices are listed for each step in the strategic planning process.

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 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.

Benchmark of IT Strategy

These surveys provide insight into IT Strategy use, adoption and results in organizations.

How To Achieve Benefit from IT Investments?

This guide provides an overview of a framework to plan and implement sustainable value generating IT capability. It discusses the key steps, activities, stages, and roles and responsibilities to make IT successful.

Developing an Information Strategy Plan

This guide provides an overview of the IT Strategy planning process with special emphasis on "how to align business strategy with IT strategy"

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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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