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.
Project Portfolio Management is a critical concept and tool for IT Managers. Have you cut through the hype so you can use this tool?
A project’s charter is its anchor. It provides returns exponentially greater than the time and effort spent creating it.
What is IT Capability? If you want to understand why some IT organizations create more value than others, it is imperative to understand this buzzword.
Ever wonder what happens when business and IT are not aligned? Well, like most other things in life, there are symptoms of misalignment. Monitoring them and analyzing them can help you avert disaster.
Can you say with certainty that your IT is aligned with business? Can you prove it? If improving IT ROI is an imperative for you, read on. This paper will show you how to improve ROI by 10% or more…
A framework for business IT alignment.
What is the purpose of a vision statement for IT? This article examines how a vision can accelerate the business value generated by an IT Organization.
Of late, there is a lot of emphasis on IT ROI. While this is commendable, extending this argument to convert the IT Organization into a profit center is taking it to another extreme. For example, are HR, finance, and marketing profit centers? Why not?
Why does IT Strategy work sometimes and not others?