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Introduction to Leadership Development Module 1: Vision, Strategy and Alignment

Published: 26 February 2016

ID: G00300031

Analyst(s): John P. Roberts


This module educates future CIOs on their strategic responsibilities and the disciplines they must master to become effective. Here, we introduce the eight separate research notes that address those strategic activities and practices.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Does the IT Organization Exist?
  • What Is a CIO?
  • What Does a CIO Do?
  • CIO Job Description and Key Performance Indicators
  • IT Organization Structure
  • Reporting Structure and Steering IT
  • Introduction to the Chapters of this Module
    • Chapter 1: Strategy and Vision, or How Businesses Win
    • Chapter 2: The Role of the CIO and IT in the Business
    • Chapter 3: Business Planning
    • Framework: An Integrated View of IT Service Management, Enterprise Architecture and Governance
    • Chapter 4: Decision Making in IT
    • Chapter 5: Enterprise Architecture
    • Chapter 6: IT Service Management
    • Chapter 7: Evaluating and Improving IT's Contribution
    • Chapter 8: Executing Strategy for the Core IT Management Disciplines
    • Conclusion
  • What Did You Learn?

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