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Ignition Guide to Strategic Planning for Applications

Published: 24 November 2015

ID: G00368596

Analyst(s): Applications Research Team

Summary

This guide includes documents that will help you establish strategic objectives for Applications, align Applications’ initiatives with business goals, prioritize action steps to achieve Applications’ 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 Keys to Success

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

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Diagnose Applications’ Performance Gaps

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Determine Actions to Meet Applications’ 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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