Scott Burrell explores ways for IT professionals to make their work more relevant as they strive to support the strategic direction of their companies.
- [Instructor] In the last video,…I addressed business leaders and invited them…to bring IT perspective into the strategic planning process.…In this video, I want to address the IT professionals…and describe what you can do…to foster a more meaningful relationship,…not just with your boss, but with your organization.…There are as many different descriptions…of the strategic planning process…as there are institutions that teach it,…but they all boil down to three steps:…honestly assess where you are, define where you want to be,…and develop strategics and tactics…that will get your company from the past to the future.…
If your function within the company doesn't directly…contribute to positive movement along that path,…you're either unnecessary or unimportant.…That may sound a bit blunt, but it's the honest truth.…As a result of that truth, any money spent to fund your work…could be seen as a necessary evil.…Does this sound familiar?…Let's say a $2,000 router is limping along two years…after its projected end of life,…
- Including IT in strategy
- What does IT bring to strategy?
- Communicating the big picture
- Selecting and evaluating the effectiveness of training and development activities
- Choosing the right hardware, platforms, and applications
- Who owns the devices?
- Site planning
- External and internal connectivity