Applying BT Strategic Planning To Move Beyond Alignment

A BT Strategic Planning Playbook Workshop

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - Wednesday, September 26, 2012San Francisco, CA

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Tomorrow's BT professionals must create business strategy and the underlying technology strategy simultaneously — what Forrester calls the BT strategy. To develop a BT strategy, IT must adopt a new process that begins and ends with the business, developing the technology strategy with the executive leadership as an integral part of developing the business strategy.


This highly interactive two-day Workshop brings to life Forrester's BT Strategic Planning playbook through a combination of analyst-led presentations and attendee exercises designed to stimulate learning.


Key Takeaways

  • Understand how to develop business capability maps as a tool for refining BT strategy.
  • Identify key metrics in the strategic planning process.
  • Identify components of the business plan for the IT team.
  • Build an action plan for developing a successful BT Strategic Planning process.

Who Should Attend?

This Workshop is suitable for IT executives and strategic planners with responsibility for developing IT strategy, including:

  • CIOs.
  • IT executives.
  • Directors of strategic planning.
  • IT staff with lead responsibility for IT strategy.

Why Attend?

Attendees learn how to develop a BT Strategic Planning framework through a series of learning sessions and exercises that simulate real-world case studies. You will explore the critical steps in the strategic planning process as your Forrester analyst works with you to:

  • Prepare you to apply the BT Strategic Planning framework in your organization.
  • Use capability maps to drive more effective business conversations.
  • Differentiate between BT strategy, technology road maps, and IT execution strategy.
  • Assess your own organization's readiness for moving beyond alignment.