A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning by Anita Cassidy

By Anita Cassidy

The basis of a winning details platforms strategic plan is the popularity that company course and requisites needs to force the IS approach and computing structure. a pragmatic consultant to details structures Strategic making plans, moment version outlines a scientific method of consultant you thru the improvement of a good IS plan that's formulated out of your company's company plan.

This quantity outlines a short and straightforward process with innovations, strategies, and templates for studying, organizing, speaking, and enforcing an IS procedure. This technique unites a company in a collaborative attempt leading to a pretty good path that has the aid of the complete association. setting up this path cultivates the help of administration, permitting useful strategic IS investments.

With a brand new examine the function of IS governance in strategic making plans, this moment version displays advances in expertise and gives a far better and thorough making plans technique. The strategic making plans procedure defined during this e-book has been supplemented through classes realized from using the method in several businesses, cultures, and environments.

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The IS planning approach should mirror the business planning approach. If the business planning approach is more central, so should the IS planning approach be centralized. The remainder of this book assumes a business unit plan, but the same principles and philosophies would apply to a corporate plan. Conclusion Ⅲ Recognizing the need for an IS strategic plan and beginning the process is the most difficult step in the journey. Ⅲ Strategic planning will help establish IS as a key resource and enabler to meeting business goals.

Through effective governance, a company can orchestrate its resources to execute a plan. Without clear and effective governance, a company will squander its efforts on a random assortment of unfocused actions. Individual strategies and projects may seem to make sense, but taken all together, they may not move the organization toward the overall strategic vision. Governance will manage the resources and initiatives at a crossfunctional level. Governance provides a systematic approach for reviewing, evaluating, prioritizing, sequencing, communicating, and managing initiatives so the entire organization stays focused.

The planning process will obtain input from all stakeholders, including customers, vendors, and partners. For each stakeholder, a company must identify and improve the process used to become aware of the business, engage in business, and complete business. Then, the company should review each step in its process to identify opportunities for technology to improve the process. Finally, a company should design systems and business processes so it is easy to do business with from the external customer perspective.

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