The Technology Garden: Cultivating Sustainable IT-Business Alignment / Edition 1

The Technology Garden: Cultivating Sustainable IT-Business Alignment / Edition 1

by Jon Collins, Neil Macehiter, Dale Vile, Neil Ward-Dutton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470724064

ISBN-13: 9780470724064

Pub. Date: 08/31/2007

Publisher: Wiley

"The book contains a practical approach and real actions that can transform the credibility and alignment of IT to the business."
Myron Hrycyk, CIO, NYK Logistics UK & Eire

"A significant addition to the Enterprise Architect's bookshelf."
Rupert Brown, Principal Architect, Merrill Lynch Global Business Technology EMEA

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Overview

"The book contains a practical approach and real actions that can transform the credibility and alignment of IT to the business."
Myron Hrycyk, CIO, NYK Logistics UK & Eire

"A significant addition to the Enterprise Architect's bookshelf."
Rupert Brown, Principal Architect, Merrill Lynch Global Business Technology EMEA

Many IT deployments fall short of delivering value to the businesses that pay for them. On top of this, the combined forces of rapid business change and technology innovation frequently outpace the ability of IT organisations to make sense of their implications. With business activity and IT now so intimately intertwined, organizations urgently need a framework which allows them to align IT capabilities with business strategies and priorities in a way that is sustainable.

A team of IT-expert authors with more than 80 years' combined experience have interviewed dozens of CIOs, IT directors and other senior technical and business decision makes to find out what works and what doesn't. The result is a handbook for organizations of all sizes that want to improve the value of their IT investments, thus enabling their IT capabilities to play a more pivotal business role. Written in plain English that does not descend into technical detail, The Technology Garden provides practical advice for organizations looking to achieve sustainable IT-business alignment. To do so, it defines:

  • Six key principles - a distillation of best practice that readers can apply directly to the domain of IT-business alignment
  • A framework for their application - a pragmatic roadmap for the application of the principles
  • Adoption guidelines - a set of self-assessment checklists that readers can use to understand where they are on the IT-business alignment roadmap and how to progress.

With groundbreaking research and proven approaches, this blueprint enables readers to understand what is at the heart of IT-business alignment. Combining IT research, analysis and real-world insight, The Technology Garden is the ultimate no-nonsense guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470724064
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction     1
The current realities of business and IT     13
The IT organisation must get the basics right     29
Create a common language     47
Establish a peer relationship between business and IT     71
Work towards coordinated goals and objectives     89
Manage IT as a business-driven portfolio     109
Foster relationships with key IT suppliers     127
Applying the principles     145
IT-business alignment scorecard toolkit     173
Index     187

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