Gartner Research

Real IT Strategies: Steps 5 to 8 - Creating the Strategy

Published: 17 December 2003

ID: G00119047

Analyst(s): Robert Mack

Summary

Once the foundation has been laid, the next four steps in Gartner's nine-step IT strategy process focus on strategy creation -- defining and documenting the strategies for application change, IT operations and sourcing.

Table Of Contents
  • Management Summary
  • Introduction
  • Step 5: Define the Application Change Strategy
    • Focusing the Business Strategy: Developing Tactical Boundary Sets
    • A Strategy for the IS Application Change Delivery Group
    • Enterprise Architecture Requirements
    • IT Operations Requirements
    • People or Sourcing Requirements
    • Implications For Mission, Principles and Core Values
  • Step 6: Define the IT Operations Strategy
    • Focusing the Strategy: Developing Tactical Boundary Sets
    • Enterprise Architecture Requirements
    • Application Change Requirements
    • People or Sourcing Requirements
    • Implications for Mission, Principles and Core Values
  • Step 7: Define the People Strategy
    • Focusing the Strategy: Developing Tactical Boundary Sets
    • Implications for Mission, Principles and Core Values
  • Step 8: Document the IT Strategy
    • IT Strategy Management
    • Creating the IT Strategy Document
  • Sample Strategy Summary Sheet
  • Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Creating IT Strategies
  • Acronym Key

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