Many CIOs have an IT strategy. New CIO leaders will have strategies that clearly and effectively weave together business strategies and IT decisions. The difference is that new CIO leaders’ IT strategies are built on knowledge of their enterprises, vision, business maxims, and IT governance. In this chapter, we’ll explore exactly how to develop an IT strategy on these foundations.1
Your IT strategy will take your business-driven IT maxims to the next level of specificity: a targeted set of objectives, initiatives, and investments for a specific period. You can’t create a good IT strategy without good governance. ...