A guide to strategic planning for information technology.
A comprehensive information technology strategic plan which illustrates the combination of IT Vision, Strategy, and Planning to achieve superior business outcomes.
A complete guide to aligning business with information technology (business IT alignment)
This comprehensive document illustrates the framework, process, and deliverables in creating a strategic plan for information technology. An excellent example that CIOs can use to develop an IT Strategy for their own organization. (250 pages)
This document presents an in-depth strategic plan which follows a well laid out IT Strategy template. An excellent resource for the CIO to use to create an IT Strategy for their own organization. (90 pages)
This article has moved to the CIO Wiki. Please see this page for a definition of IT Capability. Also See: What is IT Strategy? What is Business IT Alignment?
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)
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)
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 presentation set provides excellent guidance on information technology strategy (IT Strategy). Excellent read for a CIO to understand strategic planning in context. (450 pages)