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Improve Your Information and Technology Strategy Using the 'Anti-Strategy' Test

Published: 19 July 2018

ID: G00350804

Analyst(s): Noah Rosenstein , Andy Rowsell-Jones , Dave Aron


Many strategies suffer from being overly long, vague and generic. CIOs can resolve these issues by applying a simple "anti-strategy" test to ensure that every major statement in their information and technology strategy has a valid alternative, and modifying or removing those that fail the test.

Table Of Contents


  • Why You Need the Anti-Strategy Test
  • Applying the Anti-Strategy Test
  • Use Your Anti-Strategy Statements to Explain Your Strategy
  • Anti-Strategy Examples

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