IT Strategy Toolkit

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Rate the alignment between your organization strategy and IT strategy

 

Do you review your IT Strategy and is it specified in the IT Strategy?

Does your organization have an IT Strategy?

Do you have an exIT Strategy for your project?

How Do your organization strategy and an IT Strategy coexist?

What needs to be done to ensure that your IT Strategy does not just become shelfware?




...Find the answers to these, and more, questions with this IT Strategy Toolkit:

  • Choose the right direction and build the right strategy for your organization.
  • Spread good practice in one area or across your organization.
  • Find current employees in your organization with existing skill sets.
  • Measure the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT Strategy.
  • Know if Lean is right for your organization.
  • Ensure your strategy aligns with business objectives.
  • Factor in both for your short to medium term IT Strategy.
  • Launch your IT Strategy into the stratosphere rather than keeping it grounded in outdated technology.
  • Get there, what is your Strategy implementation.



HOW THIS TOOLKIT WORKS:

Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical IT Strategy Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any IT Strategy related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated IT Strategy specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IT Strategy Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which IT Strategy improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Is organizations IT strategy successful because it is well managed and introduces it innovation when it serves corporate goals for enhancing productivity or customer relations within its industry?

  2. Who leads mapping the current and future plan or roadmap for your organizations IT strategy, including the extent to which current and future strategic themes align with applicable acquisitions?

  3. Does your organizations IT strategy include an incident response plan that is evaluated regularly to ensure it addresses new and emerging types of security and privacy risks and breaches?

  4. Does your organization have an IT strategy or Steering Group which carries the overall accountability for setting governance, direction, policy and strategy for IT Services?

  5. Is it expenditure planned, managed and monitored within an annual budget which is aligned with the IT strategy and detailed enough to reflect your organizations priorities?

  6. Does the planned implementation of the accounting system accord with the IT strategy, which should be developed from overall strategy of your organization?

  7. What is your organizations IT strategy, particularly as it relates to supporting your businesses, offerings, and customers and other stakeholders?

  8. Is your organization evaluating cloud solutions as an integral part of the overall IT strategy or for a limited number of specific applications?

  9. Which area within your organization has the responsibility for ensuring you have a robust IT strategy that connects to your customer experience?

  10. What are the soft issues that other organizations regard as important in ensuring that the IT strategy is aligned with the business strategy?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the IT Strategy book in PDF containing 999 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your IT Strategy self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the IT Strategy Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which IT Strategy areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough IT Strategy Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage IT Strategy projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step IT Strategy Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 IT Strategy project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Risk Audit: What impact does experience with one client have on decisions made for other clients during the risk-assessment process?

  2. Project Management Plan: Are the proposed IT Strategy project purposes different than a previously authorized IT Strategy project?

  3. Scope Management Plan: Are funding resource estimates sufficiently detailed and documented for use in planning and tracking the IT Strategy project?

  4. Project Schedule: Are the original IT Strategy project schedule and budget realistic?

  5. Activity List: The wbs is developed as part of a joint planning session. and how do you know that youhave done this right?

  6. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: What is the purpose of assigning and documenting responsibility?

  7. Cost Baseline: Review your risk triggers -have your risks changed?

  8. Risk Management Plan: Is there anything you would now do differently on your IT Strategy project based on this experience?

  9. Cost Management Plan: Are vendor invoices audited for accuracy before payment?

  10. Procurement Audit: Are there regular accounting reconciliations of contract payments, transactions and inventory?

 
Step-by-step and complete IT Strategy Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 IT Strategy project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 IT Strategy project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 IT Strategy project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 IT Strategy project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 IT Strategy project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 IT Strategy project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any IT Strategy project with this in-depth IT Strategy Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT Strategy projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in IT Strategy and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make IT Strategy investments work better.

This IT Strategy All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.





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CONTENTS:


Checklists:


Checklists:IT Strategy Checklist Report on BUSINESS.pdf

Checklists:IT Strategy Checklist Report on STRATEGIC.pdf

Checklists:IT Strategy Checklist Report on STRATEGY.pdf

Checklists:IT Strategy Checklist Report on STRATEGIES.pdf



STEP 1 Get your bearings:


STEP 1 Get your bearings:IT Strategy Self-Assessment Pre-Filled EXAMPLE.xlsx

STEP 1 Get your bearings:IT_Strategy_Quick_Exploratory_Self-Assessment_Guide.pdf





STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:


STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:IT_Strategy.pdf

STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:IT Strategy Self-Assessment.xlsx

..and the Project Management resources in 'STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy' as described above.

 

 

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