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Business IT Alignment

IT Strategic Plan Sample

This document set details IT strategy created in support of the organization’s business strategy. CIOs can learn how to create a strategic plan for IT that evolves over time with changes in business strategy. (150+ pages)

Case Study – Business IT Alignment Challenges

This case study explores the challenges in aligning IT with business. It gathers the perspective of senior IT leaders in a global organization and structures them so their peers can understand the challenges faced with Business IT Alignment. CIOs can learn from this practical perspective. (100+ pages)

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.

How to Assess Business IT Alignment

This paper proposes an assessment approach for business IT alignment that is based on input from key stakeholders from across the organization. It shares the results from case studies applying this technique. Good read for the CIO to understand that without validation alignment is not real.

Case Study – IT Capability Assessment

This case study, conducted by a consulting firm, illustrates how to conduct an assessment of key aspects of an organization IT capability. The results can then be analyzed to make decisions about fixing things, moving things to the cloud or other steps to make it more effective and efficient. MUST Read. (150 pages)

A Framework for Business IT Alignment

This paper presents a framework for business IT Alignment. Using this framework, CIOs can understand the root causes of misalignment and take action to fill these gaps resulting in higher IT ROI. Good Read! 

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