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IT Strategic Planning

What should your information technology foundation look like in 3 to 5 years?

What disruptive business or technology trends can be exploited to improve your competitive position or profitability?

These are the questions that every CIO should be asking themselves. The answers to these questions shape the policies and projects that should be considered and planned today to support tomorrow's business.

Aligning IT's strategic plan with the organization's master strategic plan is critical to maximizing IT's contribution to overall objectives. IT's plans document how IT is going to support the business's strategic goals and provide short term guidance to the IT group for evaluating new projects and tactical efforts.

Ask yourself the following questions about your strategic plan:

  • Are IT's goals linked to the company's overall goals and objectives?
  • Do we revise the IT strategic plan when the company's plan is updated?
  • Do we revise the plan annually to reflect changes in IT and the business?
  • Is the plan used during the year to guide other efforts?
  • Do we include operational goals as well as growth goals in the plan?
  • Is the strategic plan more than a "doorstop"?

If you answer "no" to any of these questions, then you should consider whether  your strategic planning process is effective or if you are just wasting time and killing trees. We can help you rebuild that process to be effective, efficient, and productive.

Contact us today for more information and a free one hour review of your strategic plan and process.

Sample Projects
  Developed Three-Year IT Strategic "Roadmap" with CIO
  Developed Strategic IT Plan with Executive Director
  Develop Corporate Strategic Plan for Government VAR

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Thousands of books and articles have been written about strategic planning and developing a plan. It can seem like voodoo or rocket science... thankfully it is not.

 

 

 
 
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