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Applying Principles from IT Architecture to Strategic Business Planning

Book Description

Through the application of information architecture principles, the development of a comprehensible strategic planning process and a useable planning document together will provide an effective solution to any business’s strategic planning problems. Applying Principles from IT Architecture to Strategic Business Planning describes the principles of IT architecture to develop the creation of an information model of business strategic requirements. Highlighting the importance of organizational goals within a business, this book is an essential read for employees on a managerial and executive level who are involved in the organizational development of a company.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. RESEARCH PROPOSAL
    3. THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION
    4. ORGANISATION OF THE BOOK
  5. Chapter 1: Strategic Planning, Information Systems Alignment, and Architecture
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INFORMATION SYSTEMS PLANNING AND BUSINESS ALIGNMENT
    4. THE NEED FOR TRANSPARENCY OF GOVERNANCE
    5. POWER OF COMMUNICATION AND TEAMWORK
    6. THE NEED FOR PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT
    7. PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH PLANNING
    8. PLAN FORMALITY AND INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
    9. STRATEGIC PLANNING CONCEPT MAP
  6. Chapter 2: Research Methodology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH AIMS AND METHODOLOGY
    4. DISCUSSION OF THE DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH
    5. EVALUATING SOME CONCERNS IN STRATEGIC PLANNING
    6. PROBLEMS IN VALIDATING THE REFERENCE MODEL
    7. WHAT IS NORMATIVE RESEARCH
    8. NORMATIVE VALIDATION OF THE IARM
  7. Chapter 3: Is it Necessary to Plan Strategically?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TO PLAN OR NOT TO PLAN
    4. STRUCTURED VERSUS FLEXIBLE PLANNING
    5. A DISCUSSION OF TERMINOLOGY
    6. GOVERNANCE
    7. TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
    8. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT OF ORGANISATIONS
    9. INTERACTION BETWEEN SECONDARY OBJECTIVES
  8. Chapter 4: Approaches to Strategy Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DIFFERENT STRATEGIC PLANNING SCHEMES
  9. Chapter 5: What Goes Wrong with Strategic Plans
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PLANNING DIFFICULTIES
    4. A PROBLEM OF COMMUNICATION
    5. GENERAL PLANNING PROBLEMS
    6. SUMMARY OF PROBLEMS WITH THE PLAN
  10. Chapter 6: Improving Strategic Plan Documentation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SISP ALIGNMENT WITH OSP
    4. STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS PLANNING (SISP)
    5. PLANNING METHODOLOGIES
    6. INFORMATION ENGINEERING (IE)
    7. PORTER’S FIVE FORCES MODEL AND VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
    8. LIMITATIONS OF THESE PLANNING METHODOLOGIES
    9. POSSIBLE ENHANCEMENTS TO A PLANNING METHODOLOGY
    10. LOU’S PLACE: AN IMPLEMENTATION OF OPM
    11. EXAMPLES OF PLANNING DOCUMENTATION TEMPLATES
    12. CONCLUSION OF METHODOLOGY REVIEW
  11. Chapter 7: Strategic Planning Considerations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REGARDING THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS
    4. AFFECTING SUCCESS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING
    5. INFORMATION ELEMENTS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING
  12. Chapter 8: Research (Surveys and Review of Documentation)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SURVEY OF THE PLANNING PROCESS
    4. SURVEY OF STRATEGIC PLAN USABILITY
    5. INTERVIEW EXECUTIVES AND EXAMINE DOCUMENTATION
    6. RESEARCH FINDINGS
    7. EXTRACTS FROM REPORTS
    8. INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  13. Chapter 9: The Why and the Benefits of Architecture
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ADVANTAGES GAINED BY USING AN ARCHITECTURE
    4. DIFFERENT LEVELS OF IT ARCHITECTURE
    5. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE
  14. Chapter 10: The Role of Information Architecture
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHAT IS INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
    4. WHAT INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE (IA) DESCRIBES
    5. PLAN FORMALITY AND THE ROLE OF INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
  15. Chapter 11: A Structure for Strategic Planning Information
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NEED FOR AN INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE REFERENCE MODEL (IARM)
    4. TOWARD AN INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
    5. INFORMATION ELEMENTS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING
    6. MODELLING PLANNING INFORMATION ELEMENTS (IEs)
  16. Chapter 12: Strategic Planning Reference Models
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STRATEGIC ANALYSIS METHODOLOGIES
    4. A PROCESS REFERENCE MODEL FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING
    5. AN INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE REFERENCE MODEL (IARM)
    6. THE IARM CAN POINT OUT PLANNING PROBLEMS
  17. Chapter 13: Using the IA Reference Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. USING THE IARM FOR A PUBLISHED STRATEGIC PLAN
    4. MAPPING THE PUBLISHED PLAN INTO AN IARM
    5. POINTS OF DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN PUBLISHED PLAN AND IARM
    6. USING THE IARM TO PRESENT AN EXAMPLE OF PLANNING INFORMATION
    7. CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM THE IARM EXAMPLE
  18. Chapter 14: Conclusions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH
    4. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS RESEARCH
    5. LIMITATIONS OF THIS RESEARCH
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUDING REMARKS
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Author
  21. Appendices
    1. APPENDIX A. QUESTIONNAIRE FOR SURVEY OF PLANNING PROCESS
    2. APPENDIX B. QUESTIONNAIRE FOR SURVEY OF PLAN USABILITY
    3. APPENDIX C. COMMENTS OF A GENERAL NATURE
  22. Index