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IT and the Art of Enterprise Planning; CIO Desk Reference Chapter 4, Updated Q3 2012

Published: 15 August 2012

ID: G00239306

Analyst(s): Michael Smith

Summary

The objective of an integrated business and IT planning process is to put a road map in place that will ensure the IT organization's business plans and strategy influence the direction of the business and IT.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • CIO CALL TO ACTION
  • CONCLUSIONS

Analysis

  • Introduction: Why We Need Integrated Planning
  • Step 1: Creating the Strategy
  • Step 2: Turning Strategic Intent into Clear Business Plans
    • Translating Strategic Intents into Objectives
    • Illustration from the Field
    • Performance Management
    • Process Management
    • Using the Gartner Business Value Model
    • Illustration from the Field
  • Step 3: IT Business Support Planning — Identify All the Options
    • Optimize and Prioritize
    • Illustration from the Field
  • Step 4: Defining the IT Strategy and Operating Model
    • IT Migration Plan
  • Step 5: Developing an Operating Plan — Monitor and Adjust Annually
  • Step 6: Making Adjustments to the IT Operating Model
    • Annual Plan
  • Conclusions
    • CIO Call to Action
    • Conclusions

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