9781574441338

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning

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    9781574441338

  • ISBN10:

    1574441337

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-05-01
  • Publisher: CRC Pr I Llc

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Summary

With major improvements in technology evolving over the past several years, many organizations are finding their old business application software inadequate. This book will show how to take advantage of the latest technology in Information Systems planning. It describes a process for facilitating communication between business management and the information Systems function, outlining a step-by-step approach to the process of developing a solid Information Systems plan that is linked to your business goals. Both information Systems executives and business executives interested in utilizing Information Systems as a competitive advantage need this thorough guide.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
1 Getting Started
1(16)
Purpose of Information Systems Strategic Planning
1(8)
Effective Management of an Expensive and Critical Asset to the Organization
3(1)
Improving Communication Between the Business and Information Systems Organizations
4(1)
Linking the Information Systems Direction to the Business Direction
4(2)
Planning the Flow of Information and Processes
6(1)
Efficiently and Effectively Allocating Information Systems Resources
7(1)
Reducing the Time and Expense of the Information Systems Life Cycle
7(2)
Involvement of the Organization
9(7)
Information Systems Steering Committee
11(3)
Executive Management
14(1)
Information Systems Organization
15(1)
Vendor Review and Implementation Team
15(1)
Conclusion
16(1)
2 The Planning Process
17(16)
Planning Components
17(2)
Planning Process
19(6)
Phase 1: Conceptual Business Level
21(1)
Phase 2: Detailed Business Analysis
22(1)
Phase 3: Conceptual Information Systems Plan and Vision
23(1)
Phase 4: Detailed Information Systems Recommendation
24(1)
Plan Contents
25(2)
Phase 1 of the Planning Process: Conceptual Business Level
27(5)
Purpose
29(1)
Process
30(1)
Scope
30(2)
Conclusion
32(1)
3 Understanding the Business Direction
33(28)
Document High-Level Business Direction
34(2)
Executive Management Interviews
36(3)
Summarize and Present the Business Direction
39(2)
Environmental Requirements
41(1)
External Requirements
41(3)
Operating Vision
44(2)
Phase 2 of the Planning Process: Detailed Business Analysis
46(13)
Information Needs
47(5)
Business Processes
52(5)
Business Requirements
57(2)
Conclusion
59(2)
4 Understanding and Communicating the Current Information Systems Situation
61(34)
Phase 3 of the Planning Process: Conceptual IS Plan and Vision
61(2)
Current Situation
63(1)
Information Systems Environment
63(9)
Business Application Environment
65(3)
PC and Local Area Network (LAN) Environment
68(2)
Network
70(2)
Organizational Structure
72(7)
Expenditures
79(2)
Backlog
81(5)
Other Locations
86(1)
Document Current IS Situation
86(1)
Industry Trends
87(3)
Competitor Profiles
90(4)
Conclusion
94(1)
5 Determining the High-Level Direction of Information Systems
95(48)
Mission
97(1)
Vision
98(2)
Strategic Objectives
100(2)
Strategies
102(8)
Custom versus Packaged Business Applications
103(7)
Information Systems and Business Goals
110(10)
Computing Architecture
120(6)
Information Architecture
126(4)
Policies and Responsibilities
130(2)
Annual Objectives
132(3)
Information Systems Service Architecture
135(5)
Conclusion
140(3)
6 Determining the Gap Between Your Current Situation and Where You Want to Be in the Future
143(16)
Phase 4 of the Planning Process: Option Analysis and Action Plan
143(1)
Business Operating Vision Assessment
143(1)
Environmental Requirements Assessment
144(2)
Information Needs Assessment
146(1)
External Requirements Assessment
146(1)
Business Application Assessment
146(4)
Business Requirements Assessment
150(1)
Technical Computing Architecture Assessment
151(1)
Service Architecture Assessment
152(1)
Summary of the Gap
153(4)
Conclusion
157(2)
7 Determining How to Get to Where You Want to Be
159(24)
Option Identification
160(2)
Information Gathering, Request for Quote
162(4)
RFQ Response Review
166(5)
Option Analysis
171(6)
Recommendation
177(1)
ROI Analysis
178(3)
Conclusion
181(2)
8 Selling the Recommendation
183(14)
Management Overview
183(4)
Plan Document
187(1)
Executive Committee Presentation
187(10)
9 What to Do Next
197(16)
Vendor Review and Implementation Team
197(1)
Project Plan
198(5)
Project Kick-Off Meeting
203(1)
Vendor Review
204(4)
Script
204(1)
Data Package
205(1)
Key Requirements
205(1)
Rating Methodology
205(1)
Demonstration Guidelines for the Vendor
205(1)
Demonstration Guidelines for Team Participants
205(2)
Vendor Introduction to Company
207(1)
Vendor Selection
208(1)
Recommendation
208(1)
Risk Management
209(4)
Appendix 213(64)
1. Business Application Description 215(12)
2. Technology Description 227(4)
3. Stages of Team Development 231(8)
4. Detailed Script 239(32)
5. Key Requirements 271(6)
Index 277

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