A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning by Anita Cassidy

By Anita Cassidy

The basis of a profitable details platforms strategic plan is the popularity that company path and standards needs to force the IS procedure and computing structure. a pragmatic advisor to info platforms Strategic making plans, moment variation outlines a scientific method of advisor you thru the improvement of a good IS plan that's formulated out of your company's enterprise plan.

This quantity outlines a short and straightforward procedure with recommendations, ideas, and templates for reading, organizing, speaking, and enforcing an IS approach. This technique unites a company in a collaborative attempt leading to a fantastic path that has the aid of the full association. constructing this path 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 offers a more robust and thorough making plans method. The strategic making plans technique defined during this e-book has been supplemented by means of classes realized from employing the method in different businesses, cultures, and environments.

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The bottom line is that governance describes the process through which a company makes decisions. A variety of individuals or groups may be involved in these decisions and processes, such as an IS steering committee, executive management, board of directors, the CIO, IS management, business line management, or business liaisons. Although these groups or individuals may be slightly different from organization to organization, this chapter discusses the general roles and responsibilities of each relative to the IS planning process.

A vision and a passion for the new direction is a requirement to inspire others to follow. It is difficult to go somewhere if you do not know where you are going. The vision and plan provides a path of how to get the organization to the next level. Through leadership, the CIO must often influence and persuade other individuals in the organization. Strong executive relationships are critical to the success of a CIO. The CIO is a conduit for change, and the strategic plan can be an excellent vehicle to assist with change.

Although these groups or individuals may be slightly different from organization to organization, this chapter discusses the general roles and responsibilities of each relative to the IS planning process. Activities may be monitored through various established IS processes, such as the budgeting process, project request process, project prioritization process, change management process, systems development process, and service-level management process. It is through effective governance that strategic planning becomes a process rather than a singular event.

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