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Step 1.2 - SME IT Strategic Plan Template


Aligning IT & Business Goals – Step-by-Step Program The purpose of Business& IT Alignment is to optimize the value that IT contributes to the enterprise. Use this step-by-step program – rich with proven tools & research - as the first step to successfully outlining a strategic roadmap for your organization. An organization has successfully aligned IT strategy to business strategy when there is: • A shared understanding of how IT applications, technologies and services will contribute to business objectives – today and in the future. • A shared focus on where to expend scarce resources, time and money; the tradeoffs the enterprise is prepared to make. • A credible working relationship between the IT organization and the rest of the business evidenced by reliable daily operations, responsive problem management and predictable, innovative solution delivery. Info-Tech’s Aligning IT & Business Goals program includes tools & related research to complete three main steps: 1. Set Conditions to Achieve Alignment 2. Determine IT Value Imperatives 3. Assess IT Organizational Alignment 4. Develop IT Vision and Mission When you have completed our Aligning IT & Business Goals program you will have: • Support from key executives to participate in developing the IT Strategy. • An understanding of how emerging technologies, applications and trends can or will impact your enterprise and your IT organization. • Clear expectations of how IT will contribute to reaching the company’s business goals and objectives. • A defined articulation of IT’s role in, and value to, the enterprise for the strategic horizon.

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									SME IT Strategic Plan Template
Introduction: How to Use This Tool
This template is developed for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) that do not have the
resources to perform full IT governance to develop a complex IT strategy. This tool provides an
outline that allows CIOs to develop a simple, yet effective IT strategic plan.

Complete all the sections, using the instructions provided. Each section contains an example that
can be removed once the document is complete.

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[Insert Company Name] IT Strategic Plan

Author:             [Insert Name]
Created on:         [Insert Date]
Last Modified on:   [Insert Date]

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Strategic Horizon
Specify the period to which this plan pertains.

This plan is expected to cover the period from 01/Sept/2007 to 31/Aug/2008.

Purpose of Plan
Indicate the reason for creating this IT strategic plan. Specify what the plan will accomplish.

The purpose of this plan is to help our company achieve its IT Strategy. It is m
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