How To Write A Great Information Technology Strategic Plan - And Thrill Your CEO (Paperback)

Mr. Thomas S Ireland Jr.

  • 出版商: CreateSpace Independ
  • 出版日期: 2012-01-27
  • 售價: $910
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$865
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 100
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1468177648
  • ISBN-13: 9781468177640
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This book is written for the Information Technologist who wants to enter and progress through the IT management and leadership ranks. It is also very helpful to the junior information technology manager who wants to become an information technology executive. It is not written for the senior IT executive who should already know everything that is in this book.

This book presents a streamlined planning tool for the information technology strategic planner that can be used effectively in any type of organization whether it is a corporation, non-profit or government enterprise. Through a series of logical steps it requires the technology planner to first understand the vision, infrastructure and operation of the enterprise they are supporting. Using this information a complementary vision and infrastructure are developed for the IT group supporting the enterprise. 

The desired objective is an IT plan that not only supports, but also enhances, the ability of the enterprise to achieve its business or competitive objectives.

An excellent tool that results is a one page Guiding Document that states in clear terms the Strategic Target, the Benefits provided by the Strategic Plan, and the Action Items that will be taken by the team to achieve those Benefits. This planning methodology has successfully been used by the author for more than a decade.

Here are some passages from the book that have been repeatedly highlighted by readers.
  • The CIO and team who bring the full power of technology value to the business will dramatically improve the enterprise's position in their industry and the position of the IT team in their enterprise.
  • Excellent leaders minimally manage and they don't administer at all! Leaders know that if they assume a management role rather than an executive role then the people who work for them will expect to be managed and they will act as if they should be managed. Leaders know that if they unnecessarily take on administrative tasks they won't be in the proper frame of mind to lead. Excellent leaders stay in their leadership roll all the time!
  • Our goal is to develop a Technology Strategic Target that supports and enhances the Business Strategic Target
This book is written for the new or aspiring strategic planner who, if they do their job right, makes it possible for the enterprise to excel! Their ability to clearly envision the future of the marketplace, the competition and the enterprise means the difference between long term success and failure. The strategic planner's skill is vital and their decisions may be of broader consequence than those of most others in the organization. Their ability to put all this information into a concise, clear, energizing, action oriented Vision Statement can make the difference between organizational success or failure over the long term. 

The purpose of this book is to pass along the result of a series of business and personal experiences and the teachings and guidance of some great mentors. Those experiences and mentors combined over time to provide a set of skills and knowledge about how to develop simple, clear information technology strategic plans supporting long term enterprise objectives. Along the way I've developed a set of rules that are useful for strategic planners and leaders