How does strategy differ in practice from its theoretical foundations?
A guide to strategic planning for information technology.
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)
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?
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.
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)
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.
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.