What is involved in Technology strategy
Find out what the related areas are that Technology strategy connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Technology strategy thinking-frame.
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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Technology strategy related domains to cover and 154 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.
The following domains are covered:
Technology strategy, Business strategy, Chief Technology Officer, Competitive advantage, Corporate strategy, Defense Intelligence Agency, Digital strategy, Enterprise architecture, Enterprise planning systems, Information technology, Learning management system, Market penetration, Marketing plan, Moore’s law, Project Socrates, Project portfolio management, Return on investment, SWOT analysis, Second half of the chessboard, Strategy, Web content management, Web site:
Technology strategy Critical Criteria:
Discourse Technology strategy adoptions and report on the economics of relationships managing Technology strategy and constraints.
– Think about the functions involved in your Technology strategy project. what processes flow from these functions?
– What tools and technologies are needed for a custom Technology strategy project?
– What are the business goals Technology strategy is aiming to achieve?
Business strategy Critical Criteria:
Familiarize yourself with Business strategy outcomes and probe Business strategy strategic alliances.
– As a CSP undertakes to build out or take a fresh look at its service offerings, the CSP should clearly define its business strategy and related risk management philosophy. What market segments or industries does the CSP intend to serve?
– How do we provide the context for investment considerations (which services does an investment affect, and how does that fit with the business strategy and priorities?
– Which services does the ITSM investment affect, and how does that fit with the business strategy and priorities?
– What is the link between a firms business strategy and its capital budgeting process?
– What is your it asset management program. is it manual or automated (which vendor)?
– Do you monitor the effectiveness of your Technology strategy activities?
– How to get alignment between business strategy and IT infrastructure?
– How do we Identify specific Technology strategy investment and emerging trends?
– Does our organization need more Technology strategy education?
– What should be done in-house and what should be outsourced?
– Are outcomes in line with business strategy?
– What is the overall business strategy?
Chief Technology Officer Critical Criteria:
Confer re Chief Technology Officer adoptions and secure Chief Technology Officer creativity.
– Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Technology strategy delivery for example is new software needed?
– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Technology strategy forward?
– Who needs to know about Technology strategy ?
Competitive advantage Critical Criteria:
Confer over Competitive advantage tasks and innovate what needs to be done with Competitive advantage.
– If you had to rebuild your organization without any traditional competitive advantages (i.e., no killer a technology, promising research, innovative product/service delivery model, etc.), how would your people have to approach their work and collaborate together in order to create the necessary conditions for success?
– Designing internet of things (IoT) solutions can unlock innovation, increase efficiencies and create new competitive advantages. but in an emerging marketplace of mostly unknown and untested solutions, where do we start?
– What management system can we use to leverage the Technology strategy experience, ideas, and concerns of the people closest to the work to be done?
– What are the disruptive Technology strategy technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?
– To what extent does data-driven innovation add to the competitive advantage (CA) of your company?
– Value proposition – can we create and sustain competitive advantage for this product?
– How likely is it that the strategy will continue to sustain competitive advantage?
– organizational Culture: Can it be a Source of Sustained Competitive Advantage?
– What are the record-keeping requirements of Technology strategy activities?
– How can CRM be a source of competitive advantage?
– What is our competitive advantage?
Corporate strategy Critical Criteria:
Think carefully about Corporate strategy tactics and report on the economics of relationships managing Corporate strategy and constraints.
– Can we add value to the current Technology strategy decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?
– Has MD initiatives been matched to the corporate strategy?
– What are current Technology strategy Paradigms?
– Are we Assessing Technology strategy and Risk?
Defense Intelligence Agency Critical Criteria:
Understand Defense Intelligence Agency goals and create a map for yourself.
– How do we make it meaningful in connecting Technology strategy with what users do day-to-day?
– What are all of our Technology strategy domains and what do they do?
– Who sets the Technology strategy standards?
Digital strategy Critical Criteria:
Deliberate Digital strategy decisions and innovate what needs to be done with Digital strategy.
– Is the Technology strategy organization completing tasks effectively and efficiently?
– Who will be responsible for documenting the Technology strategy requirements in detail?
– Does Technology strategy appropriately measure and monitor risk?
Enterprise architecture Critical Criteria:
Discuss Enterprise architecture failures and probe using an integrated framework to make sure Enterprise architecture is getting what it needs.
– What are our best practices for minimizing Technology strategy project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the Technology strategy project lifecycle?
– With the increasing adoption of cloud computing do you think enterprise architecture as a discipline will become more or less important to us and why?
– How likely is the current Technology strategy plan to come in on schedule or on budget?
– Enterprise architecture planning. how does it align with to the to be architecture?
– Are we making progress? and are we making progress as Technology strategy leaders?
– How does the standard fit into the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA)?
– Are Enterprise JavaBeans still relevant for enterprise architectures?
– Are software assets aligned with the agency enterprise architecture?
– Are software assets aligned with the organizations enterprise architecture?
– Are the levels and focus right for TOGAF enterprise architecture?
– Is There a Role for Patterns in Enterprise Architecture?
– What is the value of mature Enterprise Architecture?
– Why Should we Consider Enterprise Architecture?
– What is an Enterprise Architecture?
– What Is Enterprise Architecture?
– Why Enterprise Architecture?
Enterprise planning systems Critical Criteria:
Review Enterprise planning systems strategies and catalog Enterprise planning systems activities.
– How do we ensure that implementations of Technology strategy products are done in a way that ensures safety?
– Are accountability and ownership for Technology strategy clearly defined?
– How would one define Technology strategy leadership?
Information technology Critical Criteria:
Brainstorm over Information technology decisions and prioritize challenges of Information technology.
– Do the response plans address damage assessment, site restoration, payroll, Human Resources, information technology, and administrative support?
– Does your company have defined information technology risk performance metrics that are monitored and reported to management on a regular basis?
– If a survey was done with asking organizations; Is there a line between your information technology department and your information security department?
– How do we measure improved Technology strategy service perception, and satisfaction?
– How does new information technology come to be applied and diffused among firms?
– The difference between data/information and information technology (it)?
– When do you ask for help from Information Technology (IT)?
Learning management system Critical Criteria:
X-ray Learning management system quality and point out improvements in Learning management system.
– Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent Technology strategy services/products?
– What are the primary pain points of our current Learning Management system, or what are the top 3-4 features that need to be improved?
– Do we have detailed information on the business process for refunds and charge backs if they are required?
– What is a good on line teaching platform that makes it easy for team teaching between different institutions?
– The Assets used to create content – jpegs, text, buttons, etc is it centralized or decentralized?
– What to do when a user is Finished with their lms training and still has questions?
– Does Technology strategy analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?
– If credit card payments are accepted, do we currently have a payment gateway?
– How many people will you have to participate in the implementation project?
– What is your anticipated go live date with the new application you select?
– What is the data currently stored in (oracle db, excel documents, paper)?
– Are systems users that need the access external learners or employees?
– Would you consider any non software-as-a-service options?
– How can e Learning or computer based training be more effective?
– If you are taking an online course why are you taking it?
– Is there an open source alternative to adobe captivate?
– How many administrators need to be trained?
– Which are the top 10 companies in education domain?
– What is the newest innovation in online learning?
– What drives successful e-learning?
Market penetration Critical Criteria:
Think about Market penetration decisions and catalog Market penetration activities.
– Among the Technology strategy product and service cost to be estimated, which is considered hardest to estimate?
Marketing plan Critical Criteria:
Check Marketing plan goals and define what do we need to start doing with Marketing plan.
– Does Technology strategy include applications and information with regulatory compliance significance (or other contractual conditions that must be formally complied with) in a new or unique manner for which no approved security requirements, templates or design models exist?
– Is the promotion consistent with the product positioning and other marketing plans?
Moore’s law Critical Criteria:
Tête-à-tête about Moore’s law strategies and innovate what needs to be done with Moore’s law.
– What are your most important goals for the strategic Technology strategy objectives?
– How will you know that the Technology strategy project has been successful?
– Can Management personnel recognize the monetary benefit of Technology strategy?
Project Socrates Critical Criteria:
Model after Project Socrates outcomes and shift your focus.
– How can you negotiate Technology strategy successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?
– Are there Technology strategy problems defined?
– What threat is Technology strategy addressing?
Project portfolio management Critical Criteria:
Focus on Project portfolio management tasks and forecast involvement of future Project portfolio management projects in development.
– In what ways are Technology strategy vendors and us interacting to ensure safe and effective use?
– What is project portfolio management?
Return on investment Critical Criteria:
Jump start Return on investment quality and finalize specific methods for Return on investment acceptance.
– How important are hard measurements that show return on investment compared to soft measurements that demonstrate customer satisfaction and public perception?
– Does the expected return on investment (roi) of this new collection justify putting it in place?
– What will drive Technology strategy change?
– Are there recognized Technology strategy problems?
– Is Return on Investment addressed?
SWOT analysis Critical Criteria:
Reorganize SWOT analysis quality and define what do we need to start doing with SWOT analysis.
– Which Technology strategy goals are the most important?
– When was your last SWOT analysis for Internal Audit?
– Is the scope of Technology strategy defined?
Second half of the chessboard Critical Criteria:
Depict Second half of the chessboard leadership and ask questions.
– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in Technology strategy?
– Why should we adopt a Technology strategy framework?
Strategy Critical Criteria:
Explore Strategy issues and overcome Strategy skills and management ineffectiveness.
– When you are identifying the potential technical strategy(s) you have several process factors that you should address. As with initial scoping how much detail you go into when documenting the architecture, the views that you create, and your approach to modeling are important considerations. Furthermore, will you be considering one or more candidate architectures and what is your overall delivery strategy?
– Does the final risk determination and risk acceptance by the authorizing official reflect the Risk Management strategy developed by the organization and conveyed by the risk executive (function)?
– Strategic communications focuses on strategy not tactics. in imc, you learn to ask how specifically does your company or business communicate effectively with the audiences?
– Is your strategy development linked to Risk Management or any ERM? Or are you looking for ERM to support strategic objectives?
– What is in place to develop and maintain an appropriate iam strategy, policies, procedures, and ongoing operations?
– Does Technology strategy systematically track and analyze outcomes for accountability and quality improvement?
– How will we measure whether the communications strategy achieves its objectives?
– What is the ideal IT architecture for implementing a social CRM SCRM strategy?
– How do the elements of our service package support our competitive strategy?
– What is the best strategy going forward for data center disaster recovery?
– How well does the product fit with our product strategy?
– What does a good Internet of Things strategy include?
– Is there an information classification strategy?
– Do you need a taxonomy strategy?
Web content management Critical Criteria:
Design Web content management projects and spearhead techniques for implementing Web content management.
– In the case of a Technology strategy project, the criteria for the audit derive from implementation objectives. an audit of a Technology strategy project involves assessing whether the recommendations outlined for implementation have been met. in other words, can we track that any Technology strategy project is implemented as planned, and is it working?
– Is Technology strategy dependent on the successful delivery of a current project?
– Will Technology strategy deliverables need to be tested and, if so, by whom?
Web site Critical Criteria:
Design Web site decisions and track iterative Web site results.
– Users increasingly demand from web sites the ability to get information that is customized to their interests and needs. Many web sites now tailor their content through the use of architectures designed to support multiple audience types, or through technologies that allow users to profile their personal interests. These kinds of sites demonstrate that their designers are sensitive to the fact the users arent all the same. Besides the influence of users, marketing efforts have driven this trend to a large degree: why present general information to the broadest audience (e.g., trying to sell tobacco products to everyone, including the antismoking activists) when you can target information to prequalified market segments (e.g., selling expensive cigars to yuppies)?
– Assuming you are a data controller (someone who collects data; such as through a web site); you are responsible for the safe keeping of that data no matter who is handling it. You are ultimately responsible if a data processor (outsourcer or cloud provider) loses that data. Are you sure of their policies; procedures; and technology to keep it safe?
– Besides the obvious differences of scale and complexity, does the development of a small Web site call for a qualitatively different approach to information architecture?
– Is there a difference between the most important audiences (e.g., those who influence funding) and the audiences who will use the web site most frequently?
– Some customers call Customer Service. some customers browse our web site. some customers never buy from us again. are we listening to what theyre saying?
– A major challenge in indexing a web site involves the level of granularity of indexing. Do you index web pages?
– How will we insure seamless interoperability of Technology strategy moving forward?
– What are the main obstacles to constructing a Web site with a solid architecture?
– What sources do you use to gather information for a Technology strategy study?
– How do you envision the web site one to two years from now?
– What are the short-term goals with respect to the web site?
– How does the web site support your organizational mission?
– How does the web site support the organizational mission?
– How do we encourage consumer participation on web sites?
– Does the business have a web site that is still active?
– Who are the most important audiences for the web site?
– How often do you direct the caller to our web site?
– Can a web site do what a reference librarian does?
– What are specific Technology strategy Rules to follow?
This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Technology strategy Self Assessment:
Author: Gerard Blokdijk
CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com
Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.
To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:
Technology strategy External links:
Maximize IT With Technology Strategy | Accenture Strategy
Healthcare & Technology Strategy Consulting | Fletcher Spaght
Technology strategy | PwC’s Strategy&
Business strategy External links:
A Definition of Business Strategy – Business intelligence
[PDF]Business Strategy for Sustainable Development
Business Strategy Quiz 1 Flashcards | Quizlet
Chief Technology Officer External links:
Chief Technology Officer – CTO – Investopedia
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Job Description …
octo | Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Competitive advantage External links:
Competitive Advantage | tutor2u Business
Competitive Advantage Flashcards | Quizlet
Corporate strategy External links:
Corporate Strategy & Development | Cargill
What is corporate strategy – Answers.com
General Motors Corporate Strategy | GM.com
Defense Intelligence Agency External links:
119 US Defense Intelligence Agency reviews. A free inside look at company reviews and salaries posted anonymously by employees.
DIA | Defense Intelligence Agency | Intelligence Careers
Digital strategy External links:
Digital Strategy | CIO.gov
Digital Strategy at USDA | USDA
Enterprise architecture External links:
Enterprise Architecture | North Dakota ITD
Enterprise Architecture (EA) Tools and Software Reviews
Zachman International – Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise planning systems External links:
Enterprise Business Solutions | Enterprise Planning Systems
Information technology External links:
Student Email | Information Technology
Information Technology (IT) Industry & Association | CompTIA
Rebelmail | UNLV Office of Information Technology (OIT)
Learning management system External links:
Canvas | Learning Management System connecting …
Canvas Learning Management System Information for …
SLMS – New York Statewide Learning Management System
Market penetration External links:
Market Penetration – Commentary Magazine
What Is Market Penetration Pricing? | Chron.com
Worldleaders – Market Penetration & Sales Improvement
Marketing plan External links:
What Is a Marketing Plan and Its Purpose? – The Balance
What Is Positioning in a Marketing Plan? | Chron.com
AN EXAMPLE OF A MARKETING PLAN – ubalt.edu
Moore’s law External links:
Biography of Gordon Moore and Overview of Moore’s Law
Moore’s Law – investopedia.com
Chapter 5 – Moore’s Law Flashcards | Quizlet
Project Socrates External links:
What is PROJECT SOCRATES? What does PROJECT SOCRATES …
Project Socrates MD | NCBO BioPortal
Project portfolio management External links:
VHSS-Project Portfolio Management – CDT Services
Best Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Software in …
Eclipse Project Portfolio Management – Login
Return on investment External links:
Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator
ROI coin – Is Return On Investment
How to Calculate a Monthly Return on Investment – Fidelity
SWOT analysis External links:
Best SWOT Analysis Templates For PowerPoint – …
SWOT Analysis – Create Your SWOT Analysis Online
14 Free SWOT Analysis Templates – Smartsheet
Second half of the chessboard External links:
#1. Second half of the chessboard – YouTube
Web content management External links:
DHS: OneNet Web Content Management System
Ingeniux CMS Web Content Management Software Log-in
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