Seventy-three percent of IT’s business partners believe IT is ineffective in understanding business strategy and needs. This is a stark statistic considering that 93% believe that IT strategic planning is an important activity for the business. So why then, does IT fall short? First, IT struggles to uncover unarticulated business strategies, and second, IT has never been able to get involved early enough to put the foundational capabilities in place that are necessary to execute IT strategy.
To combat these common challenges, CIOs should take three steps to improve strategic planning effectiveness: