Strategic Planning

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning by Anita Cassidy

By Anita Cassidy

The root of a profitable info platforms strategic plan is the popularity that company course and specifications needs to force the IS method and computing structure. a pragmatic advisor to details platforms Strategic making plans, moment version outlines a scientific method of advisor you thru the advance of a good IS plan that's formulated out of your company's company plan.

This quantity outlines a short and straightforward procedure with suggestions, strategies, and templates for reading, organizing, speaking, and enforcing an IS method. This method unites a company in a collaborative attempt leading to an exceptional path that has the help of the full association. constructing this course cultivates the aid of administration, permitting worthwhile strategic IS investments.

With a brand new examine the position of IS governance in strategic making plans, this moment version displays advances in know-how and offers a stronger and thorough making plans technique. The strategic making plans technique defined during this ebook has been supplemented via classes realized from utilizing the method in different businesses, cultures, and environments.

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The business strategy focuses on customer satisfaction and customer needs. Similarly, the IS strategy should focus on both customer and business satisfaction and provide technology to improve the customer relationship. Flexible business applications must accommodate individual customer needs. 10 Operationally excellent environment management (CRM), customer IS, and order management systems are critical to forge and maintain a strong connection with the customer and maintain detailed information about each customer.

To approve the IS budget. Ⅲ To provide direction relative to high-level business issues that affect IS. IS Steering Committee The IS steering committee is the most important group involved in the planning process and is instrumental in the success of the plan and ongoing governance. The steering committee provides the IS organization 32 Ⅲ A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning with a voice from all areas of the business. This group will formulate recommendations regarding project priorities and resources and provides input to the strategic direction of IS.

2. , “IT Doesn’t Matter,” Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, Product Number 3566, 2003. 3. Collins, Jim, Good to Great, Harper Business, New York, 2001. 4. com. Chapter 2 IS Governance God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. — Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) American Theologian Definition of Governance Governance is a fundamental framework that must be in place for an information systems (IS) strategic plan and strategic planning process to be successful.

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