Chapter 5IT Strategy Creation

Earlier chapters make it clear that IT strategy does not operate in a vacuum, but must take into consideration the strategies of the rest of the organization. Thus a new CIO or a CIO leading an immature IT department hoping to articulate a new strategy should engage the rest of the organization first for their plans before formulating one for IT.

As an IT department and the company around it mature in their ability to plan and to articulate strategic plans, the order becomes less important; insightful conversations can happen on a regular basis as dialogue flows freely in both directions. In that scenario it is still important to document corporate, divisional, and IT strategies, as it gives both junior and senior ...

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