How can you create a great IT Strategy? In this podcast Richard Sage, CTIO and recovering Consultant, focuses on how to create a great IT Strategy, covering process, methodology and techniques that can be used and providing pragmatic, road-tested approaches to creating a great IT strategy
In this episode we discuss the scenario where you need to create an IT Strategy but there is a lack of clarity around the Business strategy that should necessarily inform the IT Strategy, what do you do?
In this episode we talk about common reasons why IT Strategies fail, what failure means in the context of IT Strategy and what you can do to avoid common pitfalls and maximise your strategies chance of success
In this Episode we will cover what is essential for us to understand about the IT Current State to ensure we can accurately develop an IT Strategy from the correct starting point. In order to know where we are heading with an IT strategy we first need to know where you are.
In this Episode we talk about Value Streams, what they are and why you should use them when developing your IT Strategy. Value Streams are an extremely useful technique we should have in our arsenal that can really help inform our understanding of our business and therefore inform our IT Strategy.
In this episode we discuss techniques that you can use to help you think about your team’s capabilities so that you are clear on areas of deficiency or gaps that will need to be addressed in order to successfully implement your IT Strategy.
In this episode we’ll discuss techniques to make sure you get the most value out of your time with stakeholders. Stakeholder interviews are an essential source of information to inform your IT strategy and provide rich context about your stakeholders concerns and the organisations culture and prevailing narratives.
An important part of defining the current state of IT in order to inform your IT Strategy involves developing and making explicit your current supplier landscape. In this episode we talk about 4 key questions to answer about your suppliers and 4 useful techniques you can use to answer them, in order to inform your IT Strategy.
In this episode we discuss the importance of understanding company and IT Culture and provide a simple 5 step process to do just that and help inform your strategic thinking and improve the chance of successful IT Strategy execution.
In this week’s episode we talk about some techniques that I find useful to analyse and understand your business in order to inform your IT Strategy. The include Business model canvas, Wardley maps, value propositions, value streams and capability models
In the previous episode we discussed key things to consider in the mobilisation phase and talked about the importance of effective stakeholder analysis and engagement in creating a great IT Strategy. In this post, we’ll delve a little further into Stakeholder analysis and engagement.
In this episode we start to delve into some key things to consider right at the start of your IT Strategy journey, in what I’d term the Mobilisation phase and discuss important elements of mobilisation such as: logisitics, research, communications, stakeholders and more
In this episode we discuss what value external consultants might bring to the creation of an IT strategy, some scenarios in which it can work and also some scenarios in which it won't work and the potential pitfalls and impact.