Getting to Action: A
Simplified Approach to Integrated IT and Business Planning
Business and IT executives agree that
"connecting business and IT" is critical. Most
companies focus on creating IT plans driven by business
(reactive planning) or stress CIO involvement in business
planning. Both approaches miss a key point: IT will have the
biggest impact on a company when business managers themselves
explicitly include IT opportunities and initiatives in their
business plans. The
issue is not how to connect business and IT plans, but rather
how to include IT opportunities as an integral part of the
business planning process.
Rarely is IT isolated to a single business
area or process. The planning process must include a way for
managers to consider the impact of their plans across the
organization, as well as understanding the effect of other plans
on their own.
This presentation will offer a simple but
effective method for developing business plans that encompass IT
initiatives and opportunities, including:
- Reviewing strategies, agendas, and progress on existing
- Developing business/IT customer and process scenarios
- Developing intra- and inter-organization impact statements
- Prioritizing business and IT initiatives based on business
value and impact.
- Developing and IT Strategy Plan, which forms the
foundation for business/IT technology planning.
Hours. Can be expanded to a ½ to full day workshop)
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