Information Technology Strategic Planning. Edward K. Hong IT Consultant. Major driving force behind any business today is change. The following factors shape today’s business climate, and the pace of change is quickening.
Edward K. Hong
The three building blocks of strategic planning
The strategic-planning approach ensures that IT initiatives and projects add value to business operations and performance.
Business and IT alignment
A scan of available technologies will identify possible solutions for business requirements.
The IT strategic plan must reflect business needs.
You must determine what the business needs are.
Some of the common business drivers and their implications for IT solutions.
Some of the expectations the author has accumulated over the years.
You can use these expectations
as a starter set to accelerate the interview
The IT business model consists of IT’s mission, goals, and critical success factors, which are based on business drivers, technology drivers, and customer and management expectations.
Initiatives refer to the actual work that must be done.
They’re also the key elements that align the IT strategy with the business.