Strategic Planning

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning by Anita Cassidy

By Anita Cassidy

The root of a profitable details platforms strategic plan is the popularity that company course and standards needs to force the IS process and computing structure. a realistic consultant to details structures Strategic making plans, moment variation outlines a scientific method of consultant you thru the advance of a good IS plan that's formulated out of your company's enterprise plan.

This quantity outlines a short and simple procedure with thoughts, thoughts, and templates for interpreting, organizing, speaking, and enforcing an IS technique. This procedure unites a firm in a collaborative attempt leading to a great path that has the help of the whole association. developing this course cultivates the aid of administration, allowing important strategic IS investments.

With a brand new examine the function of IS governance in strategic making plans, this moment variation displays advances in expertise and gives a higher and thorough making plans method. The strategic making plans approach defined during this e-book has been supplemented via classes discovered from employing the method in different businesses, cultures, and environments.

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Product leadership companies could use technology that accelerates the development cycle for a competitive advantage. With today’s economic and competitive landscape, all companies are looking for ways to execute more effectively, efficiently, and at a lower cost. IS are a very important lever that businesses can use to affect their profitability. IS can be used to improve business processes. 14, companies that simplify, standardize, automate, integrate, leverage, and eliminate waste of both processes and technology realize an increased value and decreased cost to the business.

The plan can improve the management of the IS asset, improve communication between the business and IS department, align the IS direction with the business, provide business opportunities and increase the value to the business, and plan the flow of information and processes. A plan can also result in the proper allocation of resources and reduce the cost of the life cycle of systems. A company should think through what it hopes to accomplish with its strategic planning project. Ⅲ The business strategies of operational excellence, customer intimacy, or product leadership require different IS strategies and priorities.

Trying to make an incorrectly chosen package fit the business results in more effort expended in the maintenance years. 17 shows the time and effort expended in the typical life cycle. 18 outlines a more efficient process, including additional steps for strategic planning, implementation planning, and post implementation audit and planning. Adding time to the beginning of the process for strategic planning will significantly reduce the amount of time spent in vendor review, selection, and project approval.

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