Practical Implementation of IT Strategy


 
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Practical Implementation of IT Strategy
Ken Gordon MBA PMP, Strategy Consultant, United Kingdom, SIG Leader
The Venkatraman model for strategic alignment offers a framework for understanding the organizational drivers for technological development and alignment. These drivers will change over time and alter the loci of the decisions that will affect the technological strategy.
However, strategy should not change over the short term. How then does the organization resolve conflicts in the direction of organizational drivers of technology strategy? I would posit that the perspectives offered in Venkatraman's framework should be viewed as being inclusive in the development of IT strategy and that the resolution of conflicts will be dependent on the technological maturity of the organisation.

This is because the technological maturity of the organisation will impact positively on the ability of the various stakeholder to understand and appreciate the perspective of others in relation to the perceived developmental and maintenance requirement of the IT infrastructure.

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Strategic Alignment and In-House Talent
Maria Ford MBA
As reflected in the Venkatraman framework diagram, the IT and business domains are reliant on each other. While I agree with Mr. Gordon that sunk cos...Sign up
 

 
Business & IT Strategy
Sunil Attarde
Good Article/post - Summarizes in nut-shell How IT & Business strategies impact each other and can be effiectively used to compliment each other....Sign up
 

 
Strategic Alignment and In-House Talent.
Ken Gordon MBA PMP, Strategy Consultant, United Kingdom, SIG Leader
The technological platform of an organisation must necessarily be considered as the primary driver of the requirements for technical skills. Legacy te...Sign up
 

 
IT & Business Strategy
usman
Good overview of the effect of IT on Business Strategy. But it has given so much importance on IT. It seems to be an alternative of human beings. Whic...Sign up
 

 
Alignment as Process
Mark Tocco
The Venkatraman Framework is useful for establishing possible perspectives. Alignment achievement must be a process in my opinion to be successful. ...Sign up
 

 
No Practical Application
Scott Scott, CxO / Board, United Kingdom, Member
Whilst the strategic alignment model is of conceptual interest it has little or no practical value when it comes to the strategic management of IS/IT ...Sign up
 

 
No Practical Application
Ken Gordon MBA PMP, Strategy Consultant, United Kingdom, SIG Leader
Hi Scott, I have read your post with great interest and would agree that whilst 'Strategic Alignment' is an excellent analytical concept, it indeed fa...Sign up
 

 
Alignment as Process
Ken Gordon MBA PMP, Strategy Consultant, United Kingdom, SIG Leader
@Mark Tocco: Hi Mark, I agree with all that you have said regarding the continuous nature of Strategic Alignment as a...Sign up
 

 
 


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