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Ignition Guide to Documenting Strategic Assumptions

Published: 22 September 2016

ID: G00339032

Analyst(s): CIO Research Team


Documenting assumptions allows you to communicate the rationale for your strategic plan, get buy-in for execution plans, and understand the risks to operations. This guide will help you capture the context in which your IT strategic plan was created, document measurable assumptions that inform your plan to meet strategic goals, and communicate and monitor assumptions with stakeholders.

Table Of Contents



Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 1 of 3: Capture the Context in Which the IT Strategy and Goals Are Created


Step 2 of 3: Document Assumptions That Inform Your IT Strategic Plan


Step 3 of 3: Communicate and Monitor Your Assumptions


Review Your Performance

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