Topic: organizational capability analysis

IT Strategic Capability Audit

This report describes the results of an audit of the key drivers of IT capability – IT Strategy, IT Governance, Enterprise Architecture etc. – to analyze their ability to deliver business results and make an assessment of the actual results delivered. (50+ pages)

A Framework for Business Capability Alignment

This paper describes a holistic framework to connect strategy, processes, people, and technology to create business results. This "organizational alignment" provides a mechanism for complementary capabilities that combine to create unprecedented business value.

IT Organization and IT Strategy

This presentation discusses the roles and structure of the IT Organization in the context of IT Strategy formulation.

How Does IT Create Business Value?

This presentation discusses the IT organization at General Motors – key roles and responsibilities – and how it adds value to the business. (This is a pre-meltdown and bailout presentation so much might have changed since!)

The Coherence Premium

Is your strategy revenue focused? Some companies start by building differentiated capabilities aligned to market opportunities – the author argues that the market rewards them with sustained superior results.

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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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