Gartner Research

Ignition Guide to Strategic Planning for IT

Published: 30 June 2015

ID: G00339036

Analyst(s): CIO Research Team


This guide will help you establish strategic objectives for IT, prioritize action steps to achieve IT's objectives, build a strategic plan document, and communicate strategy to win support for execution.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 6: Define the Strategic Planning Process

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls & Keys to Success

Step 2 of 6: Determine the Implications of the Business Strategy for IT


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Diagnose IT Performance Gaps


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Determine Actions to Meet IT Objectives


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 6: Communicate the Strategic Plan to All Stakeholders


How to Set Up for Success

Step 6 of 6: Monitor Progress on Strategic Objectives

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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