Breakthrough Strategic It and Process Planning

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This book is the first publication that combines the principles of business process management with strategic IT planning, the result being a groundbreaking work on strategic IT and process planning. While Breakthrough Strategic IT and Process Planning focuses on the real world of organizations, extensive treatment is also devoted to the politics of strategic planning. As such, a project management approach that combines process improvement, IT, and change management is employed. Other important aspects of process planning are discussed in detail: the strategic allocation of resources, short and long term implementation of the strategic plan, marketing of the plan to gain support for implementation, and development of strategic IT and process plans for business units and departments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789814280082
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/23/2009
  • Pages: 519
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Part I The Planning Approach 1

Chapter 1 Introduction 3

Chapter 2 Planning 35

Chapter 3 Undertake Effective Communications 65

Part II Information Gathering and Assessment 91

Chapter 4 Analyze Your Past Planning Efforts; Market the New Planning 93

Chapter 5 Collect Information for the Plan 117

Chapter 6 Assess the Business and IT Environment 141

Chapter 7 Determine Alignment of IT and Processes to the Business 163

Part III Develop the Plan 185

Chapter 8 Develop Issues and Opportunities for the Plan 187

Chapter 9 Define Objectives and Constraints 211

Chapter 10 Create Strategies and Action Items 231

Chapter 11 Create Strategic IT and Process Plans for Business Units 253

Chapter 12 Build and Market the Plan and Planning Method 275

Part IV Implement the Plan 301

Chapter 13 Perform Strategic Resource Allocation 303

Chapter 14 Implement the Plan - Short Term 331

Chapter 15 Implement the Plan - Long Term 357

Chapter 16 Measure Planning Results and Update the Plan 381

Chapter 17 Conclusions and Actions to Take 403

Chapter 18 Planning Example - Irish Farming Organization 461

Appendix A Useful Web Sites 493

Appendix B References 495

Appendix C Checklists and Tables 497

Index 507

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    detailed approach to IT and process planning

    Very thorough and detailed. Gives a step by step approach to IT and process strategic planning. Addressed both alignment to the business mission and vision as well as to business problems. The text contains good examples as well.

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