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A CIO's Framework for Communicating Strategy

Published: 22 November 2016

ID: G00316559

Analyst(s): Heather Colella , Christie Struckman


Strategy is at the heart of every enterprise, but most CIOs struggle to communicate effectively about that strategy. By using a proven framework that considers the needs of individual stakeholders, CIOs can now engage the entire enterprise in a new level of conversations about strategic success.

Table Of Contents


  • Use a Strategy and Planning Framework
  • Identify Strategy Stakeholders
  • Use the CIO's Framework for Communicating Strategy
    • Long-Term Planning Horizon — Business Strategy
    • Midterm Planning Horizon — The Information and Technology Strategic Plan
    • Short-Term Planning Horizon — The Operational Plan
  • Get Started

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