Understanding how IT can best meet the needs of the business is important when determining critical issues such as budget and priorities. But sometimes IT’s tasks and roles can be confusing at best. AppliedTrust will work with your organization to create an IT Strategy Map that identifies the goals of IT and how these relate to the rest of the business. The Map will identify and prioritize goals and tasks, and will include resource estimates and an implementation schedule. These goals are laid out according to functional areas that apply specifically to the business at hand. For example, some organizations will need to include a standards compliance perspective, while others will not. Other organizations might need to dedicate a portion of the Map to securing an application developed in-house, while organizations that do no software development will not.
In many organizations, the IT Strategy Map serves as a cornerstone for choosing and prioritizing IT efforts spanning multiple years. This powerful tool can be used as a means to communicate these efforts to stakeholders throughout the business. Once buy-in has been achieved across the business, IT has the ability to clearly articulate its accomplishments in a way that can be understood throughout the organization. IT’s progress can also be tracked against the Map, again building alignment with IT and the rest of the company.
We can help your organization develop an effective IT strategy and navigate change. Call us at (303) 245-4545 or contact us online.