Many senior executives operating at a P&L level have varied experiences that include most of the functions that they are now managing, except for information technology (IT). Repeatedly, we find that senior executives either would like to have a more strategic perspective from their IT team, or they simply hope for the best in that their IT team can support the business goals and plans. If you are interested in moving towards having your information technology team become an integral part of insuring that you deliver on your company’s goals and objectives, consider the following Information Technology Roadmap approach:
Conduct an Environmental Systems Assessment
Capture all systems that are being used across the business today including their current update status. Determine if multiple systems are being used to accomplish the same tasks. Capture the resources and costs that are being news to fund and support the systems – personnel, subscription fees, etc. include any near-term capital plans and funding expectations for the next year.
Determine Business Challenges and Drivers
Work with key leadership to clearly understand the current state of the business. Determine both the key drivers for success of the business today, and the key obstacles to delivering on key goals and objectives.
Develop the Vision
Link the vision of information technology to the vision and goals of the entire business. Begin to define the accomplishments of an information technology solution that are exactly matching the business goals. Articulate the exact deliverables from the information technology group that will facilitate maximum performance from the business.
Finalize the ‘To Be’ State
Based on the developed vision, define the exact state of the information technology solutions, Along with expected dates of completed implementations.
Develop the Detailed Roadmap
Now that you know when implementations need to be in place, the detail roadmap can be initiated, funded, and staffed.
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