Gartner Research

Shape the New Role of the IT Strategist

Published: 15 July 2008

ID: G00159379

Analyst(s): John Mahoney , Ellen Kitzis

Summary

Leading IT organizations are establishing the role of IT strategist to engage iteratively and proactively with enterprise strategic planning at the highest levels. This research outlines the emerging role, what drives it and how to develop it.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Evolution of the Strategy Function
    • The Shift From Tactical to Strategic Planning Is Key to Success
  • Role Definition
    • Understand the Enterprise Business Model and How It Competes in the Market
    • Ensure That the Organization Has a Systematic Approach Toward Examining New Technologies and Utilizing Core IT Assets
    • Interface and Collaborate With Corporate Strategy Functions and Key Stakeholders
    • Create and Facilitate a Process That Ensures That IT and Business Planning Are Fully Integrated on a Continuous Basis
  • How the Role of the IT Strategist Aligns With the Strategy Creation Process
    • Step 1: Business Strategy Creation
    • Step 2: Business Planning
    • Step 3: IT Business Support Planning
    • Step 4: IT Strategy and Operating Model Development
    • Step 5: Annual Operating Plan Development
    • Step 6: IT Operating Model Adjustment

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client