Trends Report

Create A Living BT Road Map

May 23rd, 2012
CG
Chip Gliedman
With contributors:
Khalid Kark , Nigel Fenwick , Kimberly Naton

Summary

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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