ALC Workshop Series:
“Build Your IT Strategy in half a day”
Presented by David LLewellyn Jones
Perth – Monday 27 October 2014
TIME: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
How do you determine the best IT Strategy for your organisation – a strategy that balances the need to deliver benefits and yet optimises risks within your resource capabilities? In just half a day, this practical workshop will outline and explain the tools you need. For those involved with formalising and delivering the IT Strategy in a shifting environment of different stakeholder’s needs, the workshop will help you understand all the factors that determine the direction to take and decisions to make.
Part I: Who are the internal and external stakeholders?
- What are their main concerns?
- How do I derive the best value from the IT investment?
- How I manage the performance of IT?
- Are the Business Uses satisfied with the quality of the IT services?
- How can I best exploit innovations in technology?
- Do I have the right balance between externally and internally provided IT services?
- Do we have an efficient and resilient IT operation?
Part II: What are the investment priorities?
- How to build a comprehensive IT Strategy based on these Stakeholders’ needs?
- Setting and prioritising specific enterprise goals and the subsequent IT-related goals, based on specific Stakeholders’ needs?
- Exercise 1: Deriving IT Objectives… A Traditional Approach
- Exercise 2: Defining an IT Strategy … Using the COBIT5 Goals’ Cascade
- Exercise 3: Creating Your Own Strategy
- Discussion: Other Factors To Be Included (and how COBIT5 addresses these).
You will need:
In advance of the half-day session, you will need to have considered the top 3 concerns or questions from your own organisation regarding the future use of IT services. For example:
- Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
- Improved quality of service
- Improved consistency of service
- Easier implementation of new or changed services
- Improved service alignment
- More effective service performance
- Improved IT governance
- More effective Service Management and IT processes
- Improved information and decision making.