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  • 1. Farshad BadieFarshad Badie farshadbadie@gmail.comfarshadbadie@gmail.comUniversity of Debrecen, Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of Debrecen, Computer Science Department1
  • 2. = Global Level ofThinkingAboutTheInformation Systems Organization It must be Coherent, Consistent and Directional• Coherent = Clear to the Business and IS Organization• Consistent = It is Constructed to fit together• Directional = Directs changes of some kind2
  • 3.  is MoreThanA Statement of Strategy Merely Stating Strategy is not enough Many Strategies stop with a statement of intent3The GoalTo Define Strategic Intent.Then Developing A Plan of Action ForAchieving The EnvisionedChangesThe GoalTo Define Strategic Intent.Then Developing A Plan of Action ForAchieving The EnvisionedChanges
  • 4.  Why do we need to complete strategic planning forthe IS function?Answer:The Planning Process enables IS to help theorganization meet its business objectives. The IS Strategic Planning Process may be initiatedin an organization for different purposes and reasons4
  • 5. a. Operationsb. Testingc. Supportd. Maintenancee. System Developmentf. Technical Designg. Analysis & Designh. Business Process Re-Engineeringi. Project Managementj. Program Managementk. Portfolio Managementl. Prioritizationm. IS Strategic Planning5
  • 6. There is more value and benefits in the Strategic PlanningFunction than many other IS responsibilitiesa. Effective management of a critical asset of the organizationb. Improving the relationship between the Business & IS orgc. Identifying opportunities to use technology for a competitiveadvantaged. Planning the flow of information and processese. Efficiency and effectively allocating IS resourcesf. Reducing the effort through the life cycle of systems6
  • 7. Business Information SystemsGoals StrategyObjectives OrganizationStrategies ProcessesInfrastructureApplicationsProjectsBudgetMetrics7Alignment Components
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  • 9.  Purpose of IS in the Company…TO ADDVALUE Purpose of the Planning Process …To help the IS org determine how to add optimum valueto the company9Developing an IS strategic plan in a large corporateenvironment with multiple divisions or business unitsadds a level of complexity to consider beforedeveloping the approach and schedule for the ISplanning process
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  • 11. SituationAnalysisDescription & Identification of where we areTodayInternal & External / Business & ISStrategy FormulationDescription & Identification of where we are going to beBusiness & ISStrategy ImplementationPlans how we are going to get there from an IS standpoint11
  • 12. 12Current System Assessment
  • 13. Developing a plan to answer the question:“How will we get from here to there?”13Assess the current systemsby comparing the systems tothe future business operating vision&the desired IScomputing architectureAssess the current systemsby comparing the systems tothe future business operating vision&the desired IScomputing architecture
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  • 15. 1. Establishing and Initiating the planning process2. Understanding business situation and vision3. Business Analysis /Confirming and Documentingthe business analysis15
  • 16. 16Initiate and manage the projectFinalize Objectives, Goal and Scope / identify resources, roles andresponsibilities / Confirming work plan / Announcing the project/ Review & Confirm PlanUnderstanding business situation & visionReview business documentation / Develop business interviewquestions & workshops structures / Scheduling business interviews& workshops / Documentation business interviews &workshops / Review & Confirm Business InputDocumenting & Confirming the business analysisDocument current business Description, Visions, Goals, Strategies& Directions / Document business impact on IS /Review & Confirm Business Situation Understanding
  • 17. 1. IS Review & Understanding its current situation2. Analyzing IS & its current situation3. Solutions , Developing Recommendations andsolutions17
  • 18. 18IS ReviewReview IS documentation /Develop, Schedule, Conduct, Document IS interviews&workshops /Document current IS situation /Review & Confirm IS SituationAnalyzeConduct and Identify IS trends / Review information needs,business processes / Identify higher functional requirements /Develop risks , technologies opportunities in IS /Review & Confirm IS AnalysisSolutionsDevelop business application, infrastructure, organizational and ISprocess options and recommendations for them /Review & Confirm Recommendations
  • 19. 1. Develop ISVision & Direction2. Develop IS Plan3. Identify IS Projects19
  • 20. 20IS VisionDevelop IS Vision, Mission / IS Goals and strategies /Review & Confirm IS Vision & DirectionIS PlanDevelop business application, technical infrastructure,organizational, IS process, prioritization directionReview & Confirm IS PlanIS ProjectsIdentify IS business applications, infrastructure, organization &process / Estimate costs / Identify benefits /Review & Confirm IS Projects & Prioritization
  • 21. 1. Develop Roadmaps2. Develop Business Case3. CommunicateThe Plan21
  • 22. 22RoadmapsDocument detailed roadmap / Summarization of costs &organizational impact / Identify risks & concerns /Review & Confirm RoadmapsBusiness CaseSummarization business benefits & business case /Develop Communication plan / Summary Presentation /Develop ongoing planning process /Review & Confirm Business CaseCommunicationFinalize detailed plan document /Develop Summary Presentation /Present Plan, Discuss
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  • 25.  Identify the planning process and the steps we need tocomplete the plan, it also meets the requirements ofthe organization and the goal function for completingthe strategic plan. Give strategic planning the proper priority andattention so that it is completed in a timely fashion. Obtain involvement from the organization throughoutthe planning process25