Enterprise patterns: Strategy To Executable Portfolio (STEP)

This pattern is based on previous blog posts about linking business priorities and IT portfolio of projects - http://improving-bpm-systems.blogspot.com/search/label/IT%20strategy .

Considering that at present the intended strategy is only a part of the realised strategy, it is necessary to take into account emergent strategy as quick as possible.  Developing a strategy for 3 years and and reviewing it only once (mid-term review) is not sufficient. Strategy and related portfolio should be changed more often.

Another typical situation is "...strategy clarification, illumination ... " which is carried out after the approval of the strategy. So, such a strategy may be not "implemetable" at all.

The explicit linking between business priorities and IT projects (see illustration below from http://improving-bpm-systems.blogspot.com/2013/02/linking-business-strategy-and-it.html)

  1. guarantees implementation of the strategy, 
  2. simplifies the strategy review and 
  3. changes such a review into routine activity. 


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