Gartner Research

IT Strategy Review 'Lite': For Turbulent Times or When Business Strategy Is Unclear

Published: 09 November 2009

ID: G00169537

Analyst(s): John Mahoney


Coping with recession, turbulence and recovery (or with unclear business strategy) typically demands rapid strategy review. Enterprises need a powerful yet simple way to review and confirm top-level IT strategy that's clear to communicate and adaptable to changing circumstances.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
    • Gartner IT Strategy Template Describes Best Practice
  • The Goals of a Lite Approach to IT Strategy Review
  • Outline of a Typical Review
  • Descriptions of IT Strategy Review Lite Elements
    • Executive Summary
    • Summary of Business Context, Strategy, Goals and Mission
    • Outline of the Present IT Systems and Their Characteristics
    • Summary of IT Systems in Competitor and Comparator Enterprises
    • Business Perspective Summaries of Future IT Contribution
    • Outline of Future IT Systems and Their Characteristics
    • Top-Level Action Steps to Move From Present to Future IT Systems
    • Top-Level Time and Resource Schedule
    • Summary of Risks, Issues, Uncertainties and Remediations
  • Time Scale and Resources for Executing an IT Strategy Review Lite
  • IT Business Strategy, IT Policy, IT Management and Governance, and Enterprise Architecture Are Interrelated Strategic Components

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