Chapter 7

More on the IT Roadmap Formulation Process

7.1    Chapter Objective

The intent of this chapter is to walk the reader through the granular details behind the formulation process of an IT roadmap, examining the different detailed steps that need to be carried out. We will first look at each step, including what each means conceptually, and next look at how to carry out these steps in the trenches (Figure 7.1).

7.2    Step 1: Identify the Current Business and IT Situation

7.2.1    Current Enterprise Business Architecture

As previously mentioned, there are at least three things that will need to be completed at this level:

1.  Business goals and metrics

2.  Business processes

3.  Team structure

Before we expand on the discussion, here is ...

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