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Create A Living BT Road Map

May 23, 2012

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  • By Chip Gliedman
  • with Khalid Kark,
  • Nigel Fenwick,
  • Kimberly Naton

Why Read This Report

The early stages of the business technology (BT) strategic planning framework identify business strategies and associated technologies to support the business cycle. These stages involve identifying gaps between current state and desired state and approving plans to bridge the gaps based on an agreed-upon business case. However, translating these business strategies into a technology road map requires more than simply building a list and checking it twice. You must properly slot each new initiative into the schedule. You need to evaluate alternative tactics, identify and leverage synergies between initiatives, and dedicate available resources to the highest-value opportunities. However, the dynamics of the business, market, and project conditions require readjustment and review. The result is clear but flexible road maps that you can communicate to all stakeholders.

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Table of Contents

  • Your Strategy Is Approved — Now What?
  • The Seven Components Of A Technology Road Map
  • 1. Revalidate The Business Case Assumptions
  • 2. Turn Strategies Into Programs
  • 3. Orchestrate Programs To Reduce Conflict
  • 4. Determine The Execution Plan For The Business Strategy
  • 5. Prioritize Investments To Ensure The Best Use Of Resources
  • 6. Communicate The Road Map
  • 7. Develop Feedback Loops And Increase Maturity
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