A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning by Anita Cassidy

By Anita Cassidy

The root of a winning details platforms strategic plan is the popularity that enterprise course and standards needs to force the IS technique and computing structure. a realistic advisor to info structures Strategic making plans, moment version outlines a scientific method of advisor you thru the improvement of an efficient IS plan that's formulated out of your company's enterprise plan.

This quantity outlines a brief and straightforward method with recommendations, concepts, and templates for studying, organizing, speaking, and enforcing an IS approach. This technique unites a firm in a collaborative attempt leading to an exceptional course that has the aid of the whole association. developing this course cultivates the help of administration, permitting precious strategic IS investments.

With a brand new examine the function of IS governance in strategic making plans, this moment variation displays advances in know-how and gives a better and thorough making plans method. The strategic making plans strategy defined during this ebook has been supplemented through classes realized from utilising the method in different businesses, cultures, and environments.

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This approach would be drastically different from an environment of overall cost leadership, where cost containment is the number one goal. Developing an IS strategic plan in a large corporate environment with multiple divisions or business units adds a level of complexity to consider before developing the approach and schedule for the IS planning process. Often, the planning effort may be constrained by politics, level of maturity, time, budget, or size of the various organizations involved. There are several different approaches to IS strategic planning in a large corporate environment with multiple divisions: Purpose of Information Systems Strategic Planning Ⅲ 21 Ⅲ Top-down approach: This is where the corporate unit completes the initial plan, establishes the areas of leverage, and recommends standards across business units.

Governance makes the standardization possible and encourages desired behaviors. Governance is also critical because IS are expensive and limited by budgets. Any company has a limited bandwidth of resources and must manage how those resources are spent. More technologies and options are available today than ever in the past, and opportunities to utilize technology abound. Governance helps a company evaluate the opportunities and align projects with the business direction. Governance ensures that projects adding the most value to the business will be the projects initiated, therefore improving the ultimate value from IS.

Even if everyone doesn’t agree with every decision, people understand there was a defined process and reasons for a particular decision. Governance provides opportunities for IS and the CIO to consistently build credibility and trust with business management. Through governance, the IS organization can continually communicate how it is contributing business value. With proper governance, companies can transform into true business partners enabling new business opportunities. Approaches to Governance The following are examples of governance approaches that often occur without an intentional design: IS dictator: In this autocratic environment, the IS department makes all the decisions and keeps tight control over IS tools and assets.

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