Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) is a comprehensive solution offering bringing together a complete analysis of an organization people, processes, and technologies. SISP is aligned to support a company business strategy, all with a focus on those areas that are relevant to Information Technology. These elements of an organization are reviewed against current and future strategic business objectives and consideration of industry and technology best practices to develop a comprehensive future-state view of Information Technology.
SISP is an important activity for helping information executives and top management identify strategic applications and align IT with business needs. Previous researchers and practitioner observers have identified measures of successful SISP and have recommended many prescriptions for achieving success.
Y3K Imaginations suggests that firms should institutionalize a formal top-down planning process for linking information systems strategy to business needs as they move toward evolution in their management orientation, planning, organization, and control aspects of the IT function.
Y3K Imaginations understand what it takes to put together IT systems that meet the demanding needs of your business. We follow the following six critical steps required in making sure that the IT solutions that best fit your needs match SISP:
1. Comprehensiveness: Comprehensiveness is the extent to which an organization attempts to be exhaustive or inclusive in making and integrating strategic IT decisions.
2. Formalization: Formalization is the existence of structures, techniques, written procedures, and policies that guide the planning process.
3. Focus: Focus is the balance between creativity and control orientations inherent within the strategic planning system. An innovative orientation emphasizes innovative solutions to deal with opportunities and threats. An integrative orientation emphasizes control, as implemented through budgets, resource allocation, and asset management.
4. Top-down flow: SISP should be always be initiated by top managers, with the aid of support staff.
5. Broad participation: Even though the planning flow is top-down, participation must involve multiple functional areas and, as necessary, key stakeholders at lower levels of the organization.
6. High consistency: SISP should be characterized by frequent meetings and reassessments of the overall strategy.
The recommendations given by Y3K Imaginations that are found in SISP have been echoed the hallmark success we have bought for our customers. Delivering mission critical systems using both hardware and software to solve IT needs and reduce cost has been the cornerstone that we operate by.
- Remember that Y3K Imaginations can help if you are facing any of the following:
- A rapidly growing organization
- A change in IT leadership
- A new IT leader looking for external assistance in conducting a comprehensive analysis of the state of his/her organization within the context of the company business objectives
- An organization executive management is looking for third party validation or suggestions to their IT strategic plans considering technology and industry best practices
Get in touch with us today and let us help you improve all the IT aspects of your organization.