2012-06-27

Writing IT strategy - From business priorities to the planning of IT actions

This post is the continuation of the post "Writing IT strategy" -  http://improving-bpm-systems.blogspot.com/2011/09/writing-it-strategy.html

The explicit dependencies between business-specific initiatives, business-generic needs (or business capabilities), IT-generic capabilities and programs demonstrated in figure below allow to explicitly linking the business priorities with the planning of IT actions. The logic of linking is the following:
  1. each business-specific initiative has its own corporate priority;
  2. each business-specific initiative requires a particular level of maturity of some existing business-generic needs;
  3. each business-generic need has its own current level of maturity (can be determined by experts) and the requested level of maturity (so a gap can be identified);
  4. particular level of maturity for each business-generic need depends on a particular level of maturity of some existing IT capabilities;
  5. each IT capability has its own current level of maturity (can be determined by experts) and requested level of maturity (so a gap can be identified);
  6. programmes to close gaps are proposed, and
  7. priorities of programmes are defined by the contribution into business priorities.

Thanks,
AS
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