CIO Best Practices: Enabling Strategic Value with by Gary Cokins

By Gary Cokins

While you're a CIO, or intend to turn into a CIO, or just are looking to comprehend the strategic value of IT to your whole company, CIO top Practices will give you the simplest perform suggestions at the key tasks of the CIO and its vital position in glossy organisations. this can be the main definitive and significant paintings you will discover on reaching and workout strategic IT management.

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3 strategic guidelines for designing it systems 13 Guideline 4: Use the simplest combination of technology and business procedures to achieve as many different objectives as possible. A simple mix of technology and process that can achieve several different objectives increases the probability that these objectives can actually be achieved. This simple mix reduces the complexity and the risk associated with the work and spreads the cost across multiple objectives. Using a different technology or process to achieve each different project objective multiplies the cost and the complexity and reduces the overall probability of project success.

The objectives define the outcomes that they must deliver to be successful. The project goal and the objectives that the CIO delegates to a team define the game that the team should play. The team itself must then go through the process of creating their plan to achieve the objectives that the CIO has defined for them. ” The teams can make changes or additions to the objectives they are given as long as you and they agree that the modified objectives are still necessary and sufficient to accomplish the project goal.

Provide project office staff to work with the project leader and team leaders to update plans and budgets. 5 Ta c t i c a l P r i n c i p l e s f o r R u n n i n g P r o j e c t s Illustrate and Quantify the IT Strategy A strategy is not worth much if people do not understand it. One of the main purposes of strategy is to provide a common framework that everyone can use to organize their activities and visualize how their own actions move the company toward its stated goals. People need to see how the strategy translates into a believable sequence of steps that gets the enterprise closer to its goals.

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