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Ignition Guide to Strategic Planning for Infrastructure

Published: 30 October 2015

ID: G00367701

Analyst(s): Infrastructure and Operations Research Team

Summary

This guide includes documents that will help you establish strategic objectives for infrastructure, align Infrastructure initiatives with business goals, prioritize action steps to achieve Infrastructure's objectives, build a strategic plan document, and communicate strategy to win support for execution.

Table Of Contents

Overview

Steps

Step 1 of 6: Outline the Strategic Planning Process

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Key to Success

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

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Diagnose Infrastructure Performance Gaps

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Determine Actions to Meet Infrastructure’s Objectives

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

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

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 6 of 6: Monitor Progress on Strategic Objectives

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

Recommended by the Authors

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