Best Practice Report

Synchronizing Strategy And The IT Portfolio

Doing The Right Things Every Time

July 25th, 2008
CS
Craig Symons
With contributor:
Alex Cullen

Summary

IT and business strategy alignment remains a concern of many IT and business executives, yet few organizations have put in place any formal processes or activities to improve it, and even fewer attempt to measure it. At the same time, portfolio management provides a disciplined process for evaluating and executing IT-enabled business change investments, which in theory should be linked to key business strategic objectives. Partner Player IT organizations face an even more difficult challenge in that their success requires strategy synchronization. This document will demonstrate a linkage between strategic planning and portfolio management that will lead to improved IT/business strategy synchronization.

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