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)

Five Strategies to Align IT with the Business

What are the strategies to quickly align business with IT? How can a CIO use these strategies in his or her role as a business partner to entice forces in various business and functional units to unite?

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.

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)

A Framework for IT Strategy

This paper describes a framework to develop an information technology strategic plan for an organization. Focused on government organizations but the framework can be applied to any organization's IT Strategy design.

Using Agile Methodology for Business Value Creation

This presentation discusses the creation of business value using the agile methodology – what is business value? how does business architecture create business value? what is agile? how to implement agile for business value? Excellent discussion.

How Can IT Enable Business Success?

This excellent presentation by a CIO provides a roadmap for IT success – clear undestanding of business needs, identify IT capability to meet those needs, seek appropriate level of funding for IT, and use IT to deliver business results consistently.

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.

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