Topic: IT Strategy Best Practices

The Anatomy of an IT Strategic Plan

This presentation discusses the creation of a strategic plan for IT (information technology.). CIOs can learn the essential elements of IT Strategy and how to ensure it delivers value. (25 pages)

Best Practices in Strategic Planning

This paper presents best practices gleaned from strategy development in companies across industries. An excellent discussion that can help you improve your strategic process and the outcomes it produces. MUST read for every CIO.  (100 pages)

How to Create Competitive Advantage Using IT?

CIOs are under pressure to create competitive advantage using IT. This paper provides insights into the change in the business environment, and what a CIO must do to meet the resulting challenges. Good read!<br />
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Information Technology Strategic Plan Example

A complete and comprehensive IT strategic plan example that lays out a step by step IT strategic planning process, and then follows it to create the technology strategy for the enterprise. The document outlines the vision, mission, goals, principles, specifics projects and initiatives, and implementation plan to enable this strategic direction for the organization. (1,500+ pages) EXCELLENT READ!!

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.

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.

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.

Navigating the Budgeting Solution Landscape

This white paper examines today&rsquo;s public sector budgeting landscape, features and benefits of different solutions, and key selection criteria and considerations.

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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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