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IT Strategic Planning & Execution

High performing IT organizations are adept at aligning their IT and broader organizational strategies. IT must not only plan to enable the business but should also be helping drive business strategy.

Puffin Advisors can help you design and execute a strategic planning process that makes sense for your business. Fundamental to our approach is ensuring an agile process that does not become an all-consuming effort.

To achieve this goal, IT must develop and maintain a good understanding of each of the organization’s key process areas. From this, plans can be developed, alignment with key stakeholders can be confirmed, and a budgeting process correctly informed.

At a high level, our process is looks like this.

Strategic Planning Process

In executing this process, we accomplish the following:

  • Form a comprehensive understanding of the organization’s current strategy, including end user needs and expectations
  • Understand major issues confronting the organization
  • High-level inventory of “as is” IT capabilities (people, process and technologies)
  • Review Infrastructure & Application Strategy
  • Assess IT Organization Structure & Skills
  • Assess key IT processes (e.g. Portfolio Management Process)
  • Conduct a benchmark, if appropriate
  • Develop IT Roadmap
  • Develop Project Plans required to realize the Roadmap

Contact Puffin Advisors today and let us help your IT organization fly to the right target. Learn how we would approach your unique situation and make lasting and positive impacts. To learn about our other services, please click here.

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