Gartner Research

Business-Integrated Planning and Execution

Published: 17 November 2010

ID: G00207153

Analyst(s): Mike Rollings


Organizations are struggling to adapt to dynamic economic conditions. The struggle to adapt begets the business's realization that adaptations to strategy and execution must become a co-creative endeavor. The realization is as much about the need to blend planning and execution as it is to blend business and IT. In this management initiative document, Research VP Mike Rollings discusses how the necessity to unify the business and IT conversation causes organizations to remove distinctions between business planning and IT planning, as well as how disciplines that were once the purview of IT become woven into the fabric of business management.

Table Of Contents



  • The Emerging Need for Strategic Adaptation
    • Shift in Focus to the Individual
    • Pattern-Based Strategy Increases Expectations for Integrated Action
    • Thinking Strategically vs. Conducting Strategy
  • The Business Grabs the Steering Wheel
    • The Business and IT Relationship Meets the Individual
    • Repatriating Stewardship
  • Recommendations
    • Visualize IT Services as One Aspect of Business Change
    • Maintain a Business Optimization Mind-Set
    • Foster Stewardship
    • If EA Is Practiced, Make It Disappear into the Business


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