IT Strategy

This Training introduces a business focuse d and quantitative approach and framework to IT Strategy. It helps you understand the “big picture” by identifying key business drivers and their imperatives and provides a practical approach and tools to create an IT S trategy that enables them. It provides you with a clear map of the landscape, highlights key features, teaches you the “lingo” and provides gauges to measure and monitor results.

As a business professional, from IT or not, your primary focus is on creating shareholder value. Information technology is a means to that end. The objective of this training is to provide an overview of information technology strategy, discuss how it enables business results, introduce a business focused appro ach to align IT with business. What is IT Strategy?

    Why is an IT Alignment essential for business result ?
    What are the steps to create an IT Alignment ?
    How do we migrate to ths new capability
    How do we monitor and track IT investment result ?
    Are there tools and techniques availanble that can facilitate this journey ?

This training has been designed specifically for Executives (C XOs, VPs,Directors) who invest in, partner with or directly manage Information Technology. However, if you are a business professional of any discipline who always wanted to get the “big picture” on “how to leverage IT” but were afraid to ask, this training is for you.

Outlines

Day 1
Intruduction
The "Big Picture" :
• Definition of IT Strategy
• What is IT Alignment
• Couses of misalignment
• Symtoms of misalignment
• IT Strategy process

IT Strategy Oveerview: 7 steps to IT Alignment
• Business Drivers and Imperatives
• Technology implication ııCreating the “as-is” view
• Envisioning the “to-be” capability
• Identifying the gaps
• Prioritizing the alternatives
• Devising a migration plan

Day 2
Business Drivers and Imperatives
• Business driver
• Understanding their imperatives
• Assessing their impact
IT Visioning
• IT Model: IT as a business
• Converting business drivers into IT implications
• Envisioning the “to-be” capability
IT Alignment Assessment
• IT Capability alignment assessment
• IT Investment alignment assessment
• IT Organizational alignment assessment
• IT Asset alignment assessment

Day 3
Gap Analysis
• Identifying the gaps
• Prioritizing the Alternatives o Business value o Cost

Devising a migration plan
• Discussion of migration approaches
• Selection criteria and rationale
• Planning for migration
• Risk

Case Studies in Practical Applications
Summary, Frameworks and Next steps