Gartner Research

Nine Challenges That Make Strategic Planning Ineffective

Published: 19 November 2008

ID: G00162834

Analyst(s): Ellen Kitzis, Michael Gerrard


CIOs can encounter a common set of problems when they attempt to develop an IT strategic plan. Gartner identifies some pitfalls you must avoid to ensure your strategy is effective.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • 1. IT Is Not Customer-Driven
  • 2. "Corporate" Is the Wrong Place to Look
  • 3. The Business Strategy Is Not Clearly Articulated
  • 4. Strategies Gather Dust on the Shelf
  • 5. Plans Are Unrealistic
  • 6. Plans Don't Impact or Are Resisted by the Day-to-Day Operation of the Business
  • 7. Plans Keep Changing
  • 8. New Boss Arrives
  • 9. No Risk Management Process

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