IT strategic alignment

The focus is on aligning the IT strategy with the enterprise goals.

The key question is whether an enterprise’s investment in IT is in harmony
with its strategic objectives (intent, current strategy and enterprise goals) and
thus building the capabilities necessary to deliver business value. This state
of harmony is referred to as “alignment.” It is complex, multifaceted and
never completely achieved. It is about continuing to move in the right
direction and being better aligned than competitors.

We offer consultancy in the following area's:

  • Organizational structures and their roles and responsibilities (for example, enterprise investment committee, program management office, IT strategy committee, IT architecture review board, IT risk management committee)
  • Organizational structures and their roles and responsibilities (for example, enterprise investment committee, program management office, IT strategy committee, IT architecture review board, IT risk management committee)
  • IT governance industry practices, standards and frameworks (for example, COBIT, ISO 20000, ISO38500)
  • IT governance enablers (for example, principles, policies and frameworks, processes, organizational structures, culture, ethics and behavior, information, services, infrastructure and applications, people, skills and competencies).
  • Methods to manage organizational, process and cultural change
  • Models and methods to establish accountability for information requirements, data and system ownership and IT processes
  • Strategic planning processes and techniques
  • Impact of changes in business strategy on IT strategy
  • Policies and procedures necessary to support IT and business strategic alignment
  • Methods to document and communicate IT strategic planning processes (for example, IT dashboard/balanced scorecard, key indicators)
  • Components, principles and frameworks of enterprise architecture (EA)
  • Prioritization of processes related to IT initiatives
  • Scope, objectives and benefits of IT investment programs
  • IT roles and responsibilities and methods to cascade business and IT objectives to IT personnel