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CIO Wisdom: Best Practices from Silicon Valley's Leading IT Experts by Dean Lane

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Chapter 11. Strategic Planning

by Maureen Vavra and Dean Lane

With extensive strategic planning experience, Maureen Vavra underscores the importance of thinking strategically. Strategic planning is an essential skill. CIOs are playing a greater role in corporate planning because critical business processes rely on the IT infrastructure.

Strategic planning cannot be done in isolation. As Dean Lane points out, successful CIOs have a unique ability to integrate strategic planning with other key skills, such as project management and leadership.

This chapter explores how to align and integrate strategic business and IT plans, and describes various planning approaches, models, and methodologies. Vavra and Lane discuss:

Why planning skills ...

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