|To Plan, or Not to
Every organization needs an IT Strategy and Plan. Very simply, the Strategy is the
"vision". The Plan is the "roadmap" for implementing for the
Strategy. The Plan defines the IT services to be provided, resources required to
deliver the services and the cost, though the size of your organization will dictate the
actual contents of the Plan.
fail to plan is planning to fail!
||At The Systems Workshop there
is one overriding goal for the IT Strategy and Plan - it must be aligned with the
organization's business strategy. We call this "Business Focused"
Information Technology. Every IT application and activity must support a business
objective and provide a qualitative and/or quantitative benefit to the organization.
Establishing the Baseline
||Before knowing where you can go, you must know
where you've been. The first step in developing the IT Strategy and Plan is to
develop a baseline - review the status quo, solicit feedback from management, staff
and clients on how effectively technology is
implemented in the organization, and their perception of opportunities for improvement.
Getting from Here - To There
||The Systems Workshop will work
with your organization to define the IT Strategy and Plan from a number of dimensions,
- Business Opportunities that can benefit from IT
- End user support (internal and external)
- Crisis Management Planning
The recommendations for your IT Plan will include those which
can be accomplished in the Short Term (the "quick hits"), and those that can be
completed over the Long Term.
During the preparation of your IT Plan we may identify
opportunities for improvement in current systems or processes. The Systems Workshop
uses an interactive "Brown Paper" Process to fine-tune these
opportunities to insure they are in sync with the Plan.
||The Systems Workshop brings the
following experience to helping your organization develop its IT Strategy and Plan:
- International and Domestic Organizations
- Headquarters and Site/Plant Locations
- Applications including Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing,
Distribution, Finance and Human Resources
- Manufacturing and Service Industries
||Every organization needs an IT
Strategy and Plan.
||The Strategy will define the
objectives/goals for the organizations IT program and must be "business focused".
||The IT Plan defines the services,
resources and cost to support the Strategy.
||First step in developing a new
Strategy and Plan, or revising the existing one, is to review where you are today.
||The Plan will de developed around a
number of staff, end user and technical dimensions
||The Plan includes Short and Long
||The Strategy and Plan is developed
in conjunction with management and the user community (internal and external)
- Reduce Annual Cost of IT Services
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